April's Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup Revealed

GearNuke: "It appears that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to get Hitman: Absolution for free as part of the Xbox Live Games With Gold program. The game will be available to the users starting from 1st April."

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DiRtY2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

Haven't played it. Is it any good?

ZodTheRipper2400d ago

It's awesome because it's free but tbh it's a boring game... the worst Hitman yet (only the movie is even worse lol)

thorstein2400d ago

"this program is only available for Xbox 360 users, but Phil Spencer ensures that Xbox One will be getting Games with Gold ‘fairly soon’."

When and what are they going to offer?

Eonjay2400d ago

This is miles ahead of their previous offering. Not exactly on par with the PS3 offering of three fairly recent games, but an improvement is an improvement and that should be acknowledged.

Neixus2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

@Thorstein, don't expect anything else than indie games. Both sony and microsoft can't afford to release a AAA game for free yet on ps4/xbone

andrewsqual2400d ago

@Eonjay You mean like the 8 games this month across PS4, PS3 and Vita? :)
Correct, its "not exactly on par" :) Hitman is a great game though.
@Neixus People I know seem to be 100% sure the first one will be Ryse but don't know where they got that from.

xHeavYx2400d ago

$10 that Forza 5 will be the first X1 free game

Kingthrash3602400d ago

i liked it...happy to see ms finally give something thats fairly recent..nice.

jetlian2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

crimson dragon,ryse, loco most likely first, also fighter within

I like this hitman more controlled plus it wads funny

MazzingerZ2400d ago

Hitman is a great game and free even better. I thought games with gold was also offered on X1 as part of the service...what do you pay XBL gold on X1 for?

abzdine2399d ago

i read it like "April's fool xbox live games with gold lineup revealed"

they're making progress from Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3.
We got it with PS+ a year ago and i didn't like it.

nunley332399d ago

I enjoyed the game and got it's platunum even. This is only after ps plus got this game nearly a year ago but better late than never,that should be the games with gold slogan (looks at civilization).

hiredhelp2399d ago (Edited 2399d ago )

This whole rails thing kinda boring.
Look i loved blood money same as i liked contracts ect but absolution wasnt much differnt. It too also great game look at vids below. Blood money absolution

gaffyh2399d ago

Honestly, I agree with zod18. It is easily the worst Hitman game, as it is so boring, and is the only Hitman game I didn't finish. But still, it is newish which is good for XBLG.

BLAKHOODe2399d ago

It is awesome, but it's like the Justin Bieber of Hitman games. Talented musician who sells a lot of music, but generally hated compared to others, because that's the cool thing to do.

That said, as awesome as it is, it is legit not as good as Hitman: Blood Money.

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2pacalypsenow2400d ago

really good , but diferent from other Hitman games .
Blood money is still the best

ramiuk12400d ago

its a good game but i feel its too mcuh on rails in comparison to other ones.

GarrusVakarian2400d ago

Wow, this is actually pretty good! GWG is stepping it's game up.

And yeah, i really enjoyed this one, not as good as the old Hitman games, but still good.

Back-to-Back2400d ago

"GWG is stepping it's game up."

One decent month doesnt make up years of trash offerings.

GarrusVakarian2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

@back to back

Calm down, i didn't say it was matching PS plus...keep your hair on.

There's no denying that compared to what we have previously had with GWG, this is a step up.

NobleTeam3602400d ago

@Back to Back, Years of trash offerings? GWG hasn't even been up for a year yet lol.

nunley332399d ago

Yeah this is a step up,it's a good game. I recently bought those old hitman hd games through the psn store,blood money is great.

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IanVanCheese2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

Not a bad game, but it's a bad hitman game. Far to much plot driven stuff, far to little assassinating people.

fossilfern2400d ago

Its terrible if you ask me but its free so you cant argue.

Edvin19842400d ago

I enjoyed it, but like any game its not perfect and it has issues here and there. However, its a killer game no pun intended. Also, being free makes it pretty sweet deal if you ask me. I might get it, as I ve only played it on PC would be nice of the couch.

3-4-52400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

*If Microsoft had any clue about what the heck they were doing they would have Remade Crimson Skies in HD & had it shipped Free, physical copy, with each XB1.

* The problem at Microsoft, is the people who know what to do, aren't in high enough positions for their opinions to matter.

* Those at Microsoft who call the shots, don't know squat about anything other than SPENDING MONEY & copy other people's ideas.

That Corporate BS bleeds through into the gaming division of the company, because it's controlled by the BS.

* When those at Microsoft actually deferred to the people who play games, things were really well.

Once the corporate Shysters got wind of how much money was to be made, they wanted to control that money flow.

They don't care about us or games or anything other than gaining as much control as possible of their money flow.

* At that level in America, it's about control control control control.

It's perverted really.

* I'm saying this as somebody who has been with Xbox since the beginning but now I can't support them.

SliceOfTruth8882400d ago

You were never "with" bought a console

LexHazard792400d ago

Good,so why cant you move on and let the ones still enjoying the platform to deal with it! Because no one really care if you support them or not!!

TyBREAKR2400d ago

You have no grasp on how a business works do you? Those in charge do not make choices blindly. Companies research and test every product and service. On top of that, many companies promote creativity among employees to generate new business ideas. Its a win win for employee and company. Do not be so blind and arrogant.

GameSpawn2399d ago

"You have no grasp on how a business works do you? Those in charge do not make choices blindly. Companies research and test every product and service. On top of that, many companies promote creativity among employees to generate new business ideas. Its a win win for employee and company. Do not be so blind and arrogant."

You just described Google, NOT Microsoft. Microsoft makes more assumptions about their market than many of other the top 10 most profitable companies. Microsoft has been known to tell people what the want rather than listen and use their monopolistic position to drive this home because the consumer has no other choice.

Microsoft's monopolistic bullying however is starting to loose its effectiveness because Microsoft is loosing their monopoly on many markets. Between Google, Apple, and the PlayStation brand many of Microsoft's brands are loosing ground to the three companies' innovations and successes in their respective markets.

The ONLY product still raking in money is Office and to some degree Windows and ONLY because of the massive corporate and educational dependence on each of these products, more specifically Office. Office is the only product Microsoft makes that has no good alternative to compete against it.

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cellur1112400d ago

I loved it, it was a fun game. Other people seem to think it was one of the worst hitman games though.

Baccra172400d ago

It's crap. Want a good Hitman, go play Blood Money.

Cueil2400d ago

yes... agree, but if it was blood money people would bitch about it being old

Matt6662399d ago

It's not crap, I don't know why people say it is, they must find it to difficult or something.

NewZealander2400d ago

Its awesome, sadly i bought it in a sale not long ago, had so much fun!

NewZealander2400d ago

i havnt seen anything to officially back this up.....a cruel april 1st joke maybe? ohhh people will be gutted when they announce the real game is duke nukem :p

Beastforlifenoob2400d ago

Hitman absolution is $6.24 on steam and $12.99 on xbox360....

marloc_x2399d ago

Oh, your CAP lock key is still buggy troll..

N2NOther2399d ago

Very. I've played all the Hitman games save for the first one and it's a really good entry. Contracts mode is awesome.

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Dudebro902400d ago

Sweet. Never got a chance to play this game.

Exies72400d ago

First GWG title I've wanted to play.

Hicken2400d ago

Not bad. And not five years old, for a change.

ambivalentFRYER2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

They recently gave away the excellent Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on XBLA. Was that 5 years old too???

nunley332399d ago (Edited 2399d ago )

You got him there, lara croft and the guardian of light is only 4 years old lol. It's good thoughi bought it long ago and plus got it like 2 years ago or so but well after i bought it.

Team_Litt2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

Fable 3 wasn't 5 years old, neither was Dead Island or Tomb Taider GoL or Dead Island Riptide (RSA) or Sleeping Dogs or Toy Soldiers or Shoot Many Robots or Iron Brigade or World of Keflings or Dead Rising 2 or Clash of Heroes

In fact only 6 out of 23 games so far were 5 years old when they became part of GwG.
So this isn't really a "change" from being 5 years old, it is the 74% norm.

Team_Litt2400d ago

I see disagrees but no rebuttals to the contrary.

TearsOfARapper2399d ago

I have a PS4 (still a 360 though), and you have so many downvotes because our fans suck and can't stand to be proven wrong with facts.

KonsoruMasuta2400d ago

Haven't played this one. I'll check it out.