The games Xbox Live Gold Members will receive for free in September 2014 have been announced. Crimson Dragon sticks around but three titles are brand new for the program
That's total bollocks. Keep 'em. EDIT: just to clarify; Crimson Dragon is total, unrepentant shite.
It is kinda pants, but Super Time Force is awesome.
September is a bit w*** to be honest. Offering Crimson Dragon two months in a row feels like Microsoft are trying to get one over on us because people who were Xbox One Live subscribers are effectively getting only one new game. So their promise to offer two titles rings a bit hollow. Giving away Dishonoured last month on 360 was a touchdown. I know they can't give AAA games like that every month but Halo: Reach? It's undoubtedly a great game but it's FOUR years old now. Microsoft obviously had to introduce Games with Gold because of the value offered by PlayStation Plus but now they have the service they are not offering what they said and undermining the service.
@pumble except their promise was 1 game, and they have been giving 2.... Read fine print, "for paid gold members 1 xbox one and 2 xbox 360 games" http://i.imgur.com/Ggpl2y4....
@nicksetzer1 "Read the fine print" Thank you nick, your example image sums up what's going on perfectly! Why is it under Phil Spencer we always have to look at the asterisk or 'read the fine print?' Why is it we are deliberately led to believe a game is a true exclusive then later told it has a 'duration'? I don't want to have to look out for clauses and fine print and asterisks. I just want executives from ALL companies to talk straight with us.
I was thinking about buying Super Time Force actually. But now that its free I can save my money now. The selection overall is not looking good. Most people already have Reach. Monaco should be fun if your into that. But Super Time Force I heard was LOADS of fun so that game is a big win. Overall its a pretty bad for September. Which makes sense considering Destiny is released in another week. The last thing MS or Sony is wanna give out AAA's that a large amount of people probably won't download nor play.
@AngelicIceDiamond part of the reason they will be giving people reach is because Halo Collection is out soon and this will give the people who don't have halo a taste and maybe want to jump to an Xbox one for the Halo Collection. Ive still not played any of the games for gold games yet but I've downloaded them all on my Xbox one to get through at some point.
@Mr Pumblechook Ohh boy... Another victim of the evil corporation... http://giphy.com/gifs/c6Yhp...
Super Time Force for me and f2p Warframe releases on Sept. 2
I enjoyed Crimson Dragon. It needed some work done on it but it was a pretty fun On Rails shooter.
It was pretty bad. I didn't think it was unplayable and I've had a decent time playing it for free. But it's not that great or as good as the other titles released on Sega.
I was thinking of buying super time force so this is nice, but Keeping that dragon game is a weak decision. So for September we only get One game with gold, because we already had the dragon game from august.
And again. These games are free...stop complaining.
cannot agree here, never played it
Microsoft had a excellent opportunity next month to get one over Sony... and they completely fu**ed it up as usual. Looks like they are intentionally trying to loose the console war. Those X1 offerings are crap, even worse then Sony's PS+ PS4 offerings. Microsoft has to be more like Sony. If Sony notices their console is loosing ground, they offer something that other consoles don't have, that way improving their sales. A example is PS+. The same thing doesn't happen with Microsoft. If they are losing, they try to offer similar things as their main competition. They don't try and improve their offerings in relation to the competition, but simply try to equal it. With this mentality Microsoft is going to loose big in this console war.
I'm sorry but I have PSN too I don't see them giving away any better deal this September....
@GearSkiN Sony doesn't need to offer better things then they are offering now. They are selling like crack, so why should they offer something better then Microsoft. It's Microsoft that has to improve their offerings to increase their sales.
@come_born It's thinking like yours(lets do minimum effort), that landed sony in trouble back in 2006.
Coincidence they are giving bungies last game for free the same month bungies next game comes out? I've been waiting for ryse to come out, since i played it at launch and then traded it in. Would love to play through it again for free
Lol nothing but sony fans here, knocking xone games. You were ok with the crap ps plus is giving lol. Super time force is a game i actually want to play. Good job ms. Keep them hating.
Super Time Force is looking pretty good. I'll grab that. Giving a game from last month again is a cop out (and it wasn't even a good game). If they gave away Guacamelee again or something like that I don't think it would bother me as much.
But I thought you Xbox drones don't like indies, but now that it's free you suddenly like them? Prime example of a hypocrite here.
@lamefan because xbox makes crappy shitty boring games LOL
halo reach? my buddy has been nagging me to go pick this up, now i wont have to. clutch.
You find it "unrepentant"? Do you want to look up that word, first?
I didn't say it was just unrepentant - I said it was unrepentant shite*. It's awful and doesn't want to be anything else. You wanna look it up?
Crimson Dragon is not that bad. Once you get the hang of the controls and get into the game, it's actually quite fun. I have many friends that have put a ton of time into it and enjoy it.
I feel they're at least headed in the right direction, and I realize the game selection on the Xbox One isn't terribly great yet, but they could at least try a little harder rather than recycling Crimson Dragon. It seems the Xbox One titles have about a 50/50 chance of sticking around for 2 months rather than one
They do not have many games to offer on XBox One GWG right now die to the amount of games. Once they do have the game library built they better bring 'em.
I'm waiting to see LocoCycle put up on GWG for the Xbox One. It was a launch arcade title and would definitely garner more attention than repeating Crimson Dragon
They've been doing really well since Spencer stepped in. Dishonored and Halo Reach are great games that are fairly recent.
I signed in for the first time in months just to ask if FOUR YEARS, 2010 RELEASE DATE, was RECENT? Halo Reach is FOUR YEARS OLD.
It's not recent but it could be fun to play and kill time until Master Chief Collection. Since that game won't be part of the collection I wouldn't mind running the campaign again on the 360.
First time in months? You're profile says your last sign in was 9 days ago lol
Some of my devices may still be signed in, but I have not left a comment in a while lol
Your last comment before today was 18 days ago....Boy oh boy do you look silly right now.
The Sony is strong with this one...
Someone has been sniffing the Colombian bam bam too much!
Yea, 18 days ago, a while. I used to be at like, ten comments a day. What I was getting across is that it's an old game. Hardly silly.
I think @El_Columbiano was being a bit dramatic
Reach isn't recent but i wouldn't complain about getting, it's a quality game. I've only played a little of Halo one and i haven't turned on my 360 in a couple years.
I highly recommend Monaco. It's fantastic with friends!
Never played 'Halo Reach' so that's damn cool for me! Although even now, I can't believe they still charge $24.99 for it.
Yeah, the regular price tag attached to Reach is a tad steep given its age and the fact that it isn't the most recent Halo game. Then again, I find the digital download price for most games on XBL and PSN are steep considering you can generally find physical copies cheaper.
Which is why both will push the all-digital future.no reason to lower the price without retail and the occasional sale online.
Reach is the best Halo game, at least in terms of SP imo. Enjoy!
Not sure many will agree with you on that one
Sp was good but I won't say it's the best one of halo series.
I'll give you best Halo SP on the 360
Reach is fun I got the game free in a beta test.
I love how people complain about getting free games, we never got free games before so isn't it just an added bonus.
at least im glad to see as many people complaining about GWG setember offerings as PS+ setember offerings... everybodys not happy with everything!
Consider your selves lucky xbox users. playstation plus continues to disappoint,are free games have been shit from the get go on ps4, I'm actually going to swap my ps4 for an xbox 1.
Do you feel the need to justify that action by writing it in the comments of an N4G post? If so then by all means do it, because know one cares ether way.
Like you owned a PS4 in the first place. You're going to trade in a console that has the best 3rd party support, best 1st party exclusives and best performing multiplats for a console whose 'exclusives' can be played on PC just because of some disappointing months with Plus? Ha..Haha...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHA !
"Best 3rd party support" Isn't the best 3rd Party support based around "Exclusives" DLC/Games. Not seeing that from PS4. Wii U even has better third party support than PS4. Best 1st Party exclusives? That's based on preference, one preference differs to another. Games taht can be played on PC? You do realize ANY game can be played on PC right? Or are you going to go based off DR3/Ryse which are both examples of timed exclusive deals. Do you see Phantom Dust/Halo/Crackdown/Gears/Scal ebound/Forza Horizon 2/Fable Legends(5-10 year plan)/Quantum Break(MS owns IP) Hitting PC? No...Because MS owns the IP to all games and all MS owned IPs that start on Xbox don't get PC ports. WAKE UP KID... Stop spreading BS.
Opie what you on, when was 3rd party support about exclusives. WHAT A DIP SH1T3
@opieWinston 1st - playstation exclusives CANNOT be played on pc... 2nd - lots of M$ games go pc... 3rd - nobody has worse 3rd party support than Nintendo... (i hurt you because i love you, nintendo)
You don't have a PS4... Swapping it for an X1 over PS Plus disappointment while ignoring the people above complaining about being disappointed. Sounds legit. /s
If money is a factor it is what it is. If money is less of an issue or you can wait, I recommend owning both platforms. I haven't purchased a PS4 yet since the games released so far haven't justified it for me, but I will get one eventually. Owning multiple consoles gives you the ability to play a wider range of games regardless of platform. If you have to choose only one, pick the console that will have the games you want to play over the next couple years. After that console prices should be significantly lower making a secondary console purchase much easier.
Just keep your PS4. Both the X1 and PS4 are good consoles. We're just under 1 year since launch of both. Despite all the rhetoric here in N4G, I'm enjoying both consoles.
both 'next-gen' consoles gives out arcade games, that's because they haven't got enough AAA titles to give out. I really don't see your logic. Don't expect any of them to be giving out free high budget games any time, maybe in like half a year.
Lol you never had a ps4. The xbox one games are absolute rubbish. There worse than the ps4's
I've been wanting to play Super Time Force, so yay for that!
That was quick bro, i was thinking on buying it, nice MS...
Unlike most people that have commented I think this is a pretty good list... Monaco... A really good XBLA game... Oldie, but very good. Halo Reach... In honour of Bungee releasing Destiny they give away the last game Bungee made for X360... Super Time Force... A high quality console exclusive Indie game released in mid-May... Crimson Dragon... Yes, this is the second time they offered it, but if you spend some time to understand the game it is actually a good rail shooter with some RPG elements. People always find a reason to complain. Look at the cup as half-full rather than half-empty.
I agree about Crimson Dragon, it is not incredible but I had some fun with it especially the coop
Super Time Force is brilliant and new. Reach is brilliant and old.
I'm shocked that they're putting Super Time Force on GWG that soon. It's a great game probably the best indie released this year. The other stuff is underwhelming. If you have a 360 and never played reach I'd download that. Otherwise both offerings from the respective companies have been underwhelming for next month. Super Time Force is probably the best game announced, though. Highly recommend downloading that.
Crimson Dragon is a pile of sh*t, keep it!