Games with Gold Warms Up for May

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 1 Comment

Games with Gold Warms Up for May

It’s May 1, and you know what that means. Warmer temperatures and another great month of Games with Gold.

As you probably know, the Games with Gold promotion provides free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games each month for those with Xbox Live Gold memberships. All Xbox 360 games in this promotion also work on Xbox One in Backward Compatibility mode too. So Xbox One users with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are technically getting at least four free games each month.

Here’s what’s new for April.

Xbox One

Super Mega Baseball 2
Normal price: $29.99
Free availability: May 1 to May 31

Description: The critically acclaimed Super Mega Baseball series is back with gorgeous new visuals, deep team and league customization, and long-awaited online multiplayer modes. Fancy yourself as either a rookie or baseball purist, SMB2 packs a mode for everyone. Compete in ranked matchmaking (1v1), dominate friends in arranged matches (1v1, 2v1, 2v2), or take on the AI (solo, local co-op, online co-op) – all kept fair by the dynamic difficulty system known as Ego.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: May 16 to June 15

Description: Ushering in a new era for the franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine, MGSV: The Phantom Pain will give players a first-rate gaming experience as they are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions, allowing them to find their own unique way to achieve victory. Traverse the world with jeeps, tanks, horseback and even on foot! Stay alert and don’t forget to call on AI companions when needed!

Xbox 360

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Normal price: $9.99
Free availability: May 1 to May 15

Description: Join Axel, Blaze, and company as they battle the evil Mr. X across all three Streets of Rage games. Originally released for the Sega Genesis, the classic brawler series has now been updated for release on Xbox Live Arcade! Earn all new achievements, take on challenging new game trials, compete with other players across Xbox Live Leaderboards, and clean up the streets with a friend in two-player local and online co-op!

Vanquish
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: May 15 to May 31

Description: This is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid, and frantic combat system. You play as Sam Gideon, a DARPA agent armed with the Augmented Reaction Suit (ARS) that gives him extraordinary combat powers to help evade attacks and take down enemies. Take too much damage and the ARS allows Sam the ability to slow down time, helping to give him the edge in battle.

 

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