One of the very best decisions that console makers Microsoft and Sony have made, is to offer free games to those who are members of their Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus programs each month. Hundreds of dollars worth of games for free each year. It makes the pill that is having to pay to play (online) much, much easier to swallow.
The four free games being offered to Xbox Live Gold members for Games With Gold in November 2016 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
Games with Gold has four new titles for you to add to your game library for November. As with last month, Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles, as well, through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold.
For Xbox One, November brings a brand-new ID@Xbox title to Games with Gold with high anticipated Super Dungeon Bros and then follows with heart-pounding mystery in Murdered: Soul Suspect. On the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility), Xbox Live Gold members start the month with the highly-rated classic adventure Monkey Island: SE, and then finish on a high with award-winning Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so get Xbox Live Gold now to get in on the action!
* Super Dungeon Bros ($19.99 ERP): Available from November 1-30 on Xbox One
* Murdered: Soul Suspect ($19.99 ERP): Available from November 16- December 15 on Xbox One
* Monkey Island: SE ($9.99 ERP): Available from November 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
* Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon ($14.99 ERP): Available from November 16-30 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
On November 1, Metal and fantasy combine in the co-op dungeon brawler Super Dungeon Bros. Team up with your brothers in arms to conquer obstacles by throwing them across hazards or stacking up to create a deadly tower of blades. Super Dungeon Bros amuses with its satisfying combat and light-hearted rock humor.
Then on November 16, play as a dead detective set on solving his own murder. Murdered Soul Suspect offers a wide set of supernatural skills for discovering leads. Interrogate the dead, read minds, and outwit demonic spirits set on devouring you in this mystery stealth game.
On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One via backward compatibility), Monkey Island: SE is back and free to Gold members on November 1! Guybrush Threepwood is a wannabe pirate, determined to become the most infamous man in the Caribbean. Too bad a bunch of actual pirates are around to make his life more difficult. In this remastered version of the classic LucasArts adventure game, set sail for adventure, monkeys, and yes, pirates as you help Guybrush get in way, way over his head.
Last but certainly not least, the VHS-era nuclear future envisioned by the 80s comes alive in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on November 16. Jump into a 2007 as Sergeant Rex Colt, kill the baddies and save the world while experiencing every 80’s cliché, from cyborgs to mutants to neon on every corner.
Not the best of months, but definitely better than some are treating it. Murdered: Soul Suspect didn’t do all that well when launched back in 2014, but it was a full $60 game at the time. It’s one I’ve thought about buying many times since then but never did, so I’m happy to see it in the lineup. The same goes for Blood Dragon, which I’ve been wanting to play since trying out its amazing demo. I’d also be ecstatic about Monkey Island, if I didn’t already own it. A must-play if you didn’t get to enjoy it growing up in the ’90s when it was first released by Lucasfilm Games, which would eventually become LucasArts.