Games with Gold: November 2016

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 1 Comment

Games with Gold: November 2016

It’s a new month, and the start of another chance to snag four free Xbox games! This month’s Games with Gold promotion features a nice mix of games, plus a blast from the past.

Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion also work with Xbox One in Backwards Compatibility mode too. So Games with Gold is particularly nice for Xbox One owners.

Here’s what we’re getting free this month.

Xbox One


Super Dungeon Bros
Normal pricing: $19.99
Availability: November 1 to 30

Description: Embark on a quest from the gods of rock with heavy metal heroes Axl, Lars, Freddie and Ozzie in Super Dungeon Bros, a fast paced, action focused, rock themed dungeon brawler! Play on your own or with up to 4 friends in couch or online co-op as you raid the deepest dungeons of Rökheim in search of epic loot, hordes of evil undead and the legends of long lost fabled rock stars! Wield wicked weapons with devastating destruction or exploit the punishing puzzles and terrifying traps that will slice and dice foes and bros alike. Fling your friends onto far off ledges and distant trap triggers, hurl your bros at advancing attackers or unleash your tag team tactics with the ultimate bro-op offensive! If really you’re up for the challenge, test your heavy metal in the deadly daily dungeon or master the way of the wicked weekly dungeon and climb to the peak of the global leaderboards.

Special note: This one is a brand-new [email protected] game, and is debuting on Xbox Live for free. Which is pretty cool.


Murdered: Soul Suspect
Normal pricing: $19.99
Availability: November 16 to December 15

Description: Ronan O’Connor, a detective with the Salem police, has his life brought to a brutal end by a masked killer. Caught in the purgatorial world of Dusk he must combine his investigative skills with powerful supernatural abilities to uncover the shocking link between his own death and a series of killings terrifying the town of Salem.

Xbox 360


Monkey Island: SE
Normal pricing: $9.99
Availability: November 1 to 15

Description: Pirates! Adventure! Monkeys! Relive the hilarious swashbuckling misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he attempts to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean! The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic pirate adventure game from LucasArts in gorgeous HD detail. Featuring an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn and presented in 1080p, complete voice over by members of the original Monkey Island franchise cast, a re-mastered musical score using live instruments, plus scene-for-scene hot-swap to seamlessly transition between Special Edition and Classic modes at any time.

Special note: As a child of the 1980’s and an Amiga user/fan, I have very fond memories of the first two Monkey Island games, which took the play mechanics from the Sierra adventure games of the day and added a nice dash of personality and humor. I’m curious to see how (or if) the remastered version of this game holds up 25 years later.


Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Normal pricing: $14.99
Availability: November 16 to 30

Description: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide.

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    Super Dungeon Bros. sounds funny, and it has 4-player co-op. I'll give it a try. I've already played the remastered Monkey Island (excellent) and Soul Suspect (don't bother, even for free). Monkey Island lets you click back and forth between the remastered and original graphics, which is a real trip down memory lane. The writing and humor hold up beautifully.