Games with Gold – March 2017
Major Nelson has now announced the upcoming Games with Gold titles for next month. I have to say it’s a really interesting bunch. As per usual there are two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles which are backwards compatible.
From March 1st to March 31st you can download Layers of Fear (£15.99) for Xbox One and Evolve Ultimate Edition (£34.99) from March 16th to April 15th.
The 360 games are Borderlands 2 (£19.99) from March 1st to March 15th and Heavy Weapon (£7.99) from March 16th to March 31st.
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By now if you don’t own Borderlands 2 chances are it didn’t interest you. Still, I must say this “shoot and loot” FPS is a choice game for the Games with Gold program. Play alone or with up to three friends as you take out enemies, find plenty of items and generally enjoy the carnage.
Evolve is reminiscent of Left 4 Dead in some ways. Four players must work as a team to take down a player-controlled powerful monster. Teamwork is the name of the game as you try to outsmart your prey. There are countless maps and modes to explore and the Ultimate Edition snags you extra skins and characters.
Heavy Weapon is a fairly old arcade title with an even older style of play. This frantic arcade shooter has 19 missions plus co-op and online options. Not for those who want easy gamerscore!
Finally Layers of Fear is actually a tremendous psychedelic horror title. Playing a painter that has gone completely off the rails you’ll need to battle your inner demons to finish your masterpiece once and for all. Alternate endings make this a game to explore.
Over and Out
So there’s the lowdown on the March Games with Gold. Don’t forget to download Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed before February 28th.