Microsoft has officially announced the November lineup for Games with Gold, offering a trio of titles for Xbox consoles that include Vikings, pinatas and guerillas. Notice that’s the guerillas that typically take part in a violent uprisings and not the gorillas that hide in the tall grass and bite faces.
If you’re not familiar with the Games with Gold program, then it’s high time you educate yourself, especially if you’re gaming on an Xbox platform and already pay for a Gold subscription. Similar to PlayStation Plus, Games with Gold now offers a handful of free titles for download each month, allowing subscribers to the online service to enjoy some gratis games at no additional charge.
Last month’s Gold offerings included Chariot and Crimson Dragon on the Xbox One, for instance, and the seriously underrated Darksiders II for the Xbox 360. If you haven’t snagged those titles just yet, then you might want to step on it, because the November switchover is just a couple of days away. Just log on to your console of choice, go to the Marketplace, find the desired game and get to downloading. Boom, it’s that easy.
But enough talking about those old Gold games. We’re here today to discuss the new hotness, including two new titles for the Xbox 360 and one for the Xbox One.
If you’re gaming on Microsoft’s newest console (which might be even more enticing soon thanks to that upcoming $50 price drop), then your November Gold game is Volgarr the Viking. Already a big hit on PC, Volgarr is a side-scrolling hack and slash game that lets you explore forgotten realms and battle ancient monsters as the titular Viking. It’s known for being a tough game, with a difficulty that’s apparently challenging, but fair and rewarding.
If, however, you’re still gaming on the good ole’ Xbox 360, then you can enjoy a two-pack featuring a more family-friendly adventure game and a decidedly more violent game about reclaiming the Red Planet from a group of militant oppressors.
First up is Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. You’re in control of a big island this time around, and your job is to make it as appealing as possible to loads of Pinata creatures. You’ll need to take on loads of missions, deal with Professor Pester’s Ruffians and get creative in order to make your island as welcoming as possible.
Finally, there’s Red Faction: Guerilla, the beloved third-person shooter/action game that has you blowing up everything in sight in order to turn the tide of conflict on an alien world.
Look for these latest Games with Gold offerings as soon as November rolls around.