Week of Nov 29 – Dec 5 Round-up

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Respawn Entertainment are talented and productive. Apex Legends and now Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It sounds like the latter has some technical issues on consoles but people seem to find their latest single player game to be solid. I already added it to my list of future purchases.

Here are a few things you may have missed

December 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Insane Robots
  • Jurassic World Evolution

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Toy Story 3
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD

December 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • TitanFall 2
  • Monster Energy Supercross

Week of Nov 1 – 7 Round-up

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I was initially very impressed with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer beta earlier this year. But a few matches more, I grew tired of the same old game. The limited map selection didn’t help but I also found the flow a bit jarring coming from Apex Legends. I’m still looking forward to the single player campaign but to buy it on launch day is foolish considering the high chance of a deep discount on Black Friday.

Here are a few things you may have missed

November 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
  • The Final Station

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Joyride Turbo

November 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Ni-oh
  • Outlast 2

Week of Sep 27 – Oct 3 Round-up

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Untitled Goose Game looks like a mischievous good time. I like the art style for its simple charm. I heard it’s a bit on the short side but that’s alright with me. I don’t know when I’ll get around to picking it up (I just started Red Dead Redemption 2), but it’s right up my alley.

Here are a few things you may have missed

October 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Tembo: The Badass Elephant
  • Friday The 13th: The Game

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Disney Bolt
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

October 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • MLB The Show 19

Week of Aug 30 – Sep 5 Round-up

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I hear Astral Chain is Platinum Games’ best game for a long time. That has my attention but I’m still not convinced enough to pick it up any time soon. My reservation comes from the fact that I haven’t loved anything they’ve done since Bayonetta 2.

Here are a few things you may have missed

September 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Hitman: The Complete First Season
  • We Were Here

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

September 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Darksiders III

Week of Aug 2 – 8 Round-up

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Here’s a game I’ve heard about for years. It’s one of the big Kickstarter success stories that propped up crowdfunding games. I never played it and I doubt I ever will. I never played Baldur’s Gate so my affinity for those kinds of RPGs is non-existent. I keep hearing good things about it though. Add it to the list of games I may check out one day…

Here are a few things you may have missed

August 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Motorsport 6

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Torchlight

August 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Wipeout: Omega Collection

Week of Jul 5 – 11 Round-up

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If there was a game that may entice me into the block building genre, it would be Dragon Quest Builders 2. I believe I said the same with the first game but I never got the chance. If I’m being honest, I doubt I am going to play this spin-off when I am still working through DQVIII on Nintendo 3DS and DQXI.

Here’s something you may have missed

July 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Inside
  • Big Crown: Showdown

Xbox 360

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Meet the Robinsons

Week of May 31 – June 6 Round-up

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Atlus keeps putting out Persona Q and Etrian Odyssey games and I keep wondering if they’re good. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is the latest Persona themed dungeon crawler but I have grand reservations with these kinds of games. The mainline Persona games are already 80+ hour affairs. Do I really want to get into spin-offs that are similar in length? Probably not.

Here are a few things you may have missed

June 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • NHL 19
  • Rivals of Aether

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Earth Defense Force 2017

June 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Sonic Mania

Week of May 3 – 9 Round-up

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Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age for the Nintendo Switch — on paper — seems like a good fit. In fact, it’s such a good fit that I kinda regret buying the game for the PlayStation 4. I feel doubly worse because I have yet to open my PS4 copy yet.

Here are a few things you may have missed

May 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Marooners
  • The Golf Club 2 Featuring PGA Tour

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Comic Jumper

May 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Overcooked

Week of Mar 29 – Apr 4 Round-up

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These cutesy Nintendo titles like Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Yoshi’s Wooly World look phenomenal but for whatever reason I just never got around to playing them — and I own Epic Yarn. I’m changing that with Yoshi’s Crafted World which wooed me with its demo. I’m angling it as a co-op title with my life partner but we’ll see if that pans out.

Here are a few things you may have missed

April 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Technomancer
  • Outcast: Second Contact
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

April 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Conan Exiles
  • The Surge

Week of Mar 1 – 7 Round-up

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I haven’t played a Far Cry game since Far Cry 4. That was a pretty entertaining Far Cry game but after wringing every PlayStation Trophy from it, I felt I had my fill until the next generation of consoles. I’m sure Far Cry: New Dawn is fine but I’m not looking for an incremental update to the formula.

Here are a few things you may have missed

March 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

March 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • The Witness
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