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February's Games with Gold

News | January 24, 2017 7:49 pm
By Meta
Games with Gold - February 2017
360 titles are backwards compatible.
XB1 titles require an active Gold subscription.


Feb. 1st:

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime


Monkey Island 2: SE


Feb. 16th:

Project Cars


Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
(Source: https://majornelson.com/2017/01/24/xbox-live-games-with-gold-for-february-2017/)
Keywords: LeChuck, lightsabers, The Force, cars, linguine, Guybrush Threepwood, Drumpf, double shot mocha no whip add hazelnut

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A good set of games! Unfortunately, I already have 2 of them. Anyway:

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime looks like it will be a really fun coop experience as you work with someone else to steer a spaceship, exploring and shooting aliens. You can also play it alone, and hopefully the AI is decent.

Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is another quirky adventure game from Ron Gilbert and LucasArts. More humour, more puzzles, more Guybrush Threepwood!

Project Cars is... a car game. I'm not sure what the gimmick is that separates it from Forza or GRID, but the graphics are nice. Looks like the focus is track racing on asphalt with high tier cars.

The Force Unleashed is an excellent action game even if you aren't a Star Wars fan. The protagonist Galen Marek, aka Starkiller, has a lightsaber for melee kills and a variety of upgrade-able Force powers. About halfway through the game you are able to decide if you want to go towards the Light or Dark side, and aside from the story there are also some fun challenge missions.
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Pretty excited this time around actually. Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime is one of the coolest names for a video game I have ever heard and I've been interested in it since it came out. Stoked for Force Unleashed, I haven't played that one in forever and feel like I never actually finished it completely
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Pretty excited this time around actually. Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime is one of the coolest names for a video game I have ever heard and I've been interested in it since it came out. Stoked for Force Unleashed, I haven't played that one in forever and feel like I never actually finished it completely



Played the first level of LIDS. Love it so far.
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Yeah it is pretty cool, i think it would be much more fun in coop though.
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Yeah I've only played it solo so far and I agree
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I am downloading Project CARS now. From what I've read, you can get the achievements with the difficulty set to lowest, you just have to have most of the driving assist off.

Also, most of the achievements are easy, but about half of them will take a lot of time, with 1 in particular taking 3 MONTHS because it involves events that only rotate every couple weeks.

I'll post back here with thoughts. I am not a big fan of the super sim style driving games, but in the past I have had a lot of fun with Forza and DiRT so we'll see.
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So Project CARS is decent--good visuals but barebones presentation and a pretty sterile career mode. The game desperately needs some good driving music. Definitely aimed at the serious car people. Luckily, even with most of the assists off, it still isn't terribly difficult, but the achievements are intensely grindy. Even setting the races to minimum you have to do 2 or 3 laps, and go through 8+ full seasons to get most of the gamerscore.

If you do want to try it, note that there are 10 free cars and 6 free livery packs you can download.

If you haven't already finished Force Unleashed, grab it now and play! It's great!
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I'm a fucking moron. I thought I had monkey island so I didn't download it back when it was free- turns out I had monkey island 2... so I missed out. I get confused because I played them all way back when. 😭
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