Image displays all Xbox One Free Games With Gold ever.

Image displays all Xbox One Free Games With Gold ever.

The Amazing World of Xbox Games with Gold

Hey gamers! Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the exhilarating world of Xbox Games with Gold. An Xbox fan on Reddit, known by the epic name theoneandonlybiscuit, has put together an image showcasing over 200 Xbox One games that have been given away for free as part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold since 2014. Can you believe it? That’s more games than you can count on a joystick, folks!

Now, before we jump into the list, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. Microsoft launched the Xbox Network (formerly known as Xbox Live) back in 2002, and since then, it has gone through sGameTopicificant transformations with the releases of the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2013, Microsoft introduced Games with Gold, a treat for all you Xbox Live Gold subscribers, where you could get your hands on awesome free games. But hold on to your controllers, folks, because there’s a change on the horizon. Xbox plans to replace Games with Gold with the shiny new Xbox Game Pass Core. Don’t worry though, the final batch of awesome free titles will be arriving in August. So, grab ’em while they’re hot!

Now, let’s get back to the main event. Our friend theoneandonlybiscuit has kindly compiled this comprehensive list of Xbox One games featured on Games with Gold. Before we continue, I must clarify that this list doesn’t include Xbox 360 games, which theoneandonlybiscuit listed in a previous post. So, for now, let’s focus on the Xbox One goodies. There’s a whopping total of 222 games in the mix, starting from way back with Halo: Spartan Assault and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood in June 2014, and it wraps up with Blue Fire and Inertial Drift, hitting the service next month. Phew, that’s quite the game-filled journey!

Now, let’s talk about the lineup. This list is like a delightful mixed bag of gaming fun, mostly consisting of indie treasures sprinkled with a few AAA gems. With so many titles, it’s impossible to cover them all, but I must highlight a few standouts. For instance, did you know that the quirky Slime Rancher was the only Xbox One game to be featured on Games With Gold right from its launch in 2017? Now, that’s what I call a slimetastic way to start things off!

Speaking of beginnings, let’s talk about the first two games on the list: Halo: Spartan Assault and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down twin-stick shooter that made its debut on the Windows Phone before blasting its way onto consoles. Its partner in crime, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, is a physics-based puzzle platformer where you’ll help the heroic Max rescue his pesky little brother from monsters. Talk about sibling love!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! We also have the famous luchador Metroidvania platformer, Guacamelee!, and Crimson Dragon, a Kinect-only rail shooter inspired by the legendary Panzer Dragoon series. These games are like a Mexican fiesta and a dragon ride all in one!

Let’s fast forward to 2015, a year that spoiled us with gold. We had titles like D4, Rayman Legends, Child of Light, Massive Chalice, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, MGS 5: Ground Zeros, Tomb Raider (2014), Valiant Hearts, and The Walking Dead. I mean, talk about hitting the jackpot! And it doesn’t end there, my friends. Notable games from 2016 included Lords of the Fallen, Wolf Among Us, Goat Simulator, The Banner Saga 2, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Sleeping Dogs, and Outlast. The hits just keep on coming!

Of course, we can’t forget the major games that graced us with their gold in the following years. Brace yourselves for titles like Superhot, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, MGS 5: Phantom Pain, Gears of War 4 and Gears of War 5, Dead Rising, The Styx Games, and the iconic Resident Evil remake. It’s like a star-studded celebration of gaming awesomeness!

Now, let’s talk about the final free Xbox Games with Gold offerings. We have Blue Fire, a 2021 action platformer that has received mixed reviews. And then there’s Inertial Drift, a 2020 racing game that takes the crown as the better-reviewed of the two. Honestly, these games might not have received as much attention if they weren’t the final free Games with Gold titles ever. So, let’s give ’em a round of applause, folks!

That wraps up our journey through the enchanting and game-packed world of Xbox Games with Gold. Remember, even though Games with Gold is saying goodbye, the fun will continue with the Xbox Game Pass Core. So, keep those controllers charged and get ready for the next level of gaming excitement!

Rock on, gamers!