Before the Epic Games Store, there was a popular subscription service Xbox Games with Gold. Launched in 2013, the “Games with Gold Status” program came at an era when gaming privileges were still a novelty, and the continuation of Xbox Live and the opportunity to play games like Halo with friends with an additional bonus in the form of several free games every month felt like something new. great deal. Games with Gold was Microsoft’s way to surpass the PlayStation Plus PS Plus service, which, in turn, was the answer to the original Xbox Live, demonstrating the benefits for gamers when large companies compete with each other. As a result, players could access the first two and then four free games each month.
The service was a success, and for many years it has been a central part of Microsoft’s offering, as players had the opportunity to download and play a variety of games for Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The games offered ranged from small indie games to fan-favorite AAA releases, and the service served as an important precursor to Microsoft’s incredibly popular Xbox Game Pass. But now it looks like big changes are coming, as the latest Xbox 360 game, Portal 2, will be played next month.
The end of an era
A lot has changed in the gaming industry since the launch of Games with Gold. Consoles have come and gone, revolutionary games have been released, and major companies have launched their own subscription services. It was inevitable that Games with Gold would have to adapt to compete and stay relevant, and Microsoft continued to innovate alongside its competitors. With the launch of the Xbox Game Pass in 2017, it began to focus more and more on its new and more extensive subscription service, which many believe has left Games with Gold in its shadow.
In recent years, some players believe that “Games with Gold” are experiencing a slow decline: every month the indicators deteriorate slightly, and privileges decrease as better services begin to appear on the market. It became clear that the Xbox Game Pass was becoming a Microsoft priority, and the fate of Games with Gold seemed to be decided. Microsoft recently announced that it will no longer release free Xbox 360 games alongside monthly Xbox One games, showing how times are really changing. Although the company’s arguments that it is simply running out of games to release sound plausible, it seems that the days of Games With Gold are numbered as the Xbox Game Pass continues to gain popularity.
Headlines that have been presented over the years
Although it seems more and more likely that Games with Gold will sooner or later go the way of their Xbox 360 games, the service still has something to note. Over the years, he has provided players with some incredible games, and for almost a decade of games given out to subscribers, the list is very long and contains many genres, types of gameplay and unique stories. Here is a complete list of all Xbox 360 games released in Games with Gold:
Protective Net: The Awakening of Assassin’s Creed 2 Crackdown Dead Rising 2 Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Halo 3 Keflings World Iron Brigade Gears of War Shoot a lot of sleeping robots Dogs Lara Croft and Keeper of the Light Dead Island Toy Soldiers: Cold War Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Dungeon Defenders Hitman: Absolution Deadlight Dust: Elysian Tail Saints Row: The Third Charlie Murder Dark Souls Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Gotham City Impostors BattleBlock Theater Motocross Madness Dishonored Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine Halo: Reach Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Darksiders 2 Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise Red Faction: Guerrilla The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief SSX MX vs. ATV Alive The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Sniper Elite V2 Tomb Raider BioShock Infinite Gears of War: Judgment Terraria Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Assassin’s Creed IV: Bl ack Flag Mafia 2 F1 2013 Just Cause 2 Thief Plants vs. Zombies Gears of War 3 Metro 2033 Metro: Last Light Battlestations: Pacific Crysis 3 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season DiRT 3 Dungeon Siege 3 CastleStorm Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Sacred 3 DiRT Showdown Deus Ex: Human Revolution Sacred Citadel Gears of War 2 Supreme Commander 2 Borderlands Dead Space Saints Row 4 Grid 2 Peggle Super Meat Boy XCOM: Enemy Unknown Tron: Evolution Spelunky Beyond Good & Evil HD Forza Horizon Mirror’s Edge MX vs ATV Reflex I Am Alive The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Outland Burnout Paradise The Cave Rayman Origins Monkey Island 2: Special Edition Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Borderlands 2 Heavy Weapon Darksiders Assassin’s Creed Revelations Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Assassin’s Creed 3 Dragon Age: Origins Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Bayonetta Red Faction: Armageddon Hydro Thunder Hurricane Battlefield 3 Rayman 3 HD Medal of Honor: Airborne Nights Into Dreams Deadfall Adventures Child of Eden Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death Tomb Raider Underworld Army of Two Split/Second Crazy Taxi Brave: The Video Game Quantum Conundrum
Headlines that have been presented over the years, continued
Cars 2: Video Game Dead Space 2 Vintage Sega Collection: Streets of Rage Vanquish Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventures Continue Virtua Fighter 5 Final Battle Splinter Cell Conviction Dead Space 3 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two LEGO Star Wars 3: Clone Wars Sega Vintage Collection: The World Monsters Stuntman Ignition Killer: Blood Money Assassin’s Creed Dante Inferno Dragon Age 2 Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Lara Croft: Guardian of Light Far Cry 2 Assassin’s Creed Rogue Metal Gear Rising: Revenge of Star Wars Battlefront 2 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Earth Defense Forces: Insect Armageddon Jump Comics Portal: Earth Defense Forces Are Still Alive 2017 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Meet the Robinsons Torchlight Castlevania: Shadow Lords Earth Defense Forces 2025 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Disney’s Bolt Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer’s Edge Joy Ride Turbo Toy Story 3 Castlevania: Shadow Lords – Mirror of Destiny HD Tekke n 6 LEGO Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy of Fable Heroes Star Wars Battlefront Castlevania: Shadow Lords 2 Sonic Generations Fable Anniversary Toy Box Turbos The Intelligent World of Football Sine Mora Overlord 2 Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Costumed Quest LEGO Indiana Jones Saints Row: Exit from Hell and the King Fighters 13 Breakdown Metal Slug 3 Port Royale 3 Dark Void Hard Case: The Rise of LEGO Batman Tropico 4 NeoGeo Battle Coliseum Injustice: Gods Among US Conker: Live & Reloaded Midway Arcade Origin Garou: The Sign of the Wolves The Lost Planet 3 The End Zone Collection HD Samurai Showdown 2 Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Resident Evil Code: Veronica X LEGO Batman 2 Rocket Knight Orcs must Die! Insanely Twisted Planet of Shadows Space Invaders Infinity Gin Radiant Silver Gun Hydrophobia Gang of Bugs Outpost Kaloki X MX vs ATV Live Hydro Thunder Hurricane Viva Pinata Party Goers Super Meat Boy Raskull’s Thrillville: Torchlight from the rails