Say goodbye to the old free games from Microsoft as two new games are joining the ranks. Project CARS and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed are the newest titles coming to Microsoft’s Games with Gold program.
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition and Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition are now back to their original prices, as the last chance to grab them for free was yesterday.
While we lose two great deals, as always two more take their place in the Games with Gold program. Slightly Mad Studios’ racing simulator – Project Cars – and the fan-favorite action game – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The game’s plot takes place between the original Star Wars trilogies, explaining some origin stories. We play as a secret apprentice of Darth Vader, with the totally inconspicuous name – Starkiller.
As someone Darth Vader himself raised; obviously, the game has us killing many Jedi and members of other factions. Having access to a lightsaber and incredibly powerful Force abilities makes Starkiller a force to reckon with.
The gameplay mostly happens in the third-person perspective, with a satisfying combo system for fighting opponents. Although the game is perfectly playable as a hack and slash game, tactical players will find it far more rewarding.
This LucasArts developed title from 2008 is a must play for any Star Wars fans owning an Xbox console. Available free for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One Gold subscribers thanks to Microsoft’s Backward Compatibility Program.
PSA for Xbox Live Gold Members: Project Cars Digital Edition is now available to download for free. https://t.co/tm66W5DuEX
— 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 15, 2017
Next up is Project CARS, the last name standing for Community Assisted Racing Simulator as an homage to the game’s funding that the developers received through massive community support.
The game ships with 74 drivable cars and 110 routes that take place around the world in 30 different locations. However, some of the available tracks are fictional because of some licensing issues the game had at launch.
As the game’s main focus is on being a racing simulator, casual gamers may dislike the gameplay due to it requiring an immense amount of patience when handling the cars and learning how to tackle the routes.
This is due to the game’s optimization for driving wheel users instead of players using a controller. Although with enough tweaks and experimentations in the controller settings, the game is completely playable using anyone’s preferred control method.
The developers have already announced a sequel for the game – Project CARS 2 – arriving late 2017 with plenty of improvements. Xbox Live Gold members looking to give the original a try can now do so, on their Xbox One console.