Are the free Xbox Live Games With Gold titles for February 2017 any good?

Carlos writes "It’s hard to believe that January is almost over. It seems like only yesterday we were preparing ourselves for that scrumptious Christmas feast, but then if you look at just how much has happened in the world of gaming in January, you’d be forgiven for thinking we were fast approaching June with the countless releases arriving on consoles this month.

But with another month coming to a close, one thing we can always look forward to is the knowledge that some fresh new free games will headed the way of Xbox Live Gold members via the Xbox Games With Gold program. Whilst this is always an exciting prospect though, it can often lead to disappointment when the only titles we see hitting the scheme are ones we’d rather forget. So, with February’s games being announced recently, let’s take a look and see if they are any good."

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neil3632582d ago

Better than January yes, but some way off the highs that we've seen in the past. Not going to complain about free though and I'll obviously be picking up all the games included.

lxeasy2582d ago (Edited 2582d ago )

I'm excited to play Starwars again, don't know much about the other games though

cfc832582d ago

It's very useful considering the cost of the service. What do some folk expect.

neil3632582d ago

Are you saying the service is expensive?

neil3632581d ago

That's cool then. I don't understand those who complain about a few quid a month.

CocoaBrother2582d ago

I'm happy Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is part of it cause my friend and I wanted to play it.

DaFeelz2582d ago

I'll check out Project Cars. Always wanted to see it. The rest, no thanks.

franwex2582d ago

Project Cars looks promising

Mrveryodd2581d ago (Edited 2581d ago )

Project cars is my favorite car game so far ... It's awsome

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Why did EA Kill Project CARS?

This video explains why we think Electronic Arts didn't see a future in the sim racing title Project CARS and promptly cancelled the fourth instalment.

Jin_Sakai468d ago

After the last installment I’d say most hardcore fans left. It’s just not that good anymore so I can’t really blame EA this time.

masterfox468d ago

because it was always a project and it never got finished :D

ChubbyBlade466d ago

Every game is a project. Your joke doesn’t make sense

InUrFoxHole466d ago

It makes perfect sense. It's obviously a play on the title. Jesus christ you must be a blast at parties.

ApocalypseShadow467d ago (Edited 467d ago )

Ask Bullfrog or Black Box or Tiburon or Studio 33 or Criterion or any of the previously acquired developers who made racing games as competition, or as developers of EA games, then eventually dissolved into oblivion or reassigned. Just ask them. They'll tell you why.

ApocalypseShadow466d ago

Oh. I forgot. Even Code Masters were absorbed into Criterion. Another racing developer EA took over.

Every racing developer either absorbed by EA or eventually destroyed by them. They either kill competition or have them in the end make Need 4 Speed for them.

MadLad467d ago

EA only cancels projects for one reason.
They didn't see enough money in it.

Kombatologist467d ago (Edited 467d ago )

Not when it's because it didn't meet some crazy margin. It's like if something doesn't make EA a billion dollars on day one (I'm exaggerating that figure of course), they swiftly put it out to pasture.

SurgicalMenace466d ago (Edited 466d ago )

Much like if you're spending money on what's a bad investment for your desired goals, you'd do away with it, if you're wise. We should try to get away from thinking we know more about business than individuals that have been doing it for decades. Perhaps you could benefit from going into business instead of wasting all of your talents in comment sections. It's clear that you're the missing piece that EA's been looking for.

MadLad466d ago

I've made a good amount of money betting on underdog investments over the years.

EA sets unrealistic expectations of their more niche developers, yet continue to fund absolute blunders like DICE and the Battlefield series year after year.

dumahim467d ago

EA butted in and messed with the formula and act shocked when it doesn't work out.