April is just around the corner, and with that, comes the next phase of the Xbox Games with Gold program. Several games are on hand to be bestowed to all Xbox One owners. These games are not new, but they are still some of the most fun titles in recent years.
The games coming to Games with Gold in April, are The Witness, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Cars 2: The Video Game, and Dead Space 2. The first two games came out on the Xbox One, while the others were released on the Xbox 360.
What is The Witness About?
It’s a puzzle game that managed to garner a lot of positive reviews. It was first released on the PlayStation 4 and PC, but later made it to the Xbox One, and to-date the title is viewed as one of the best modern puzzle games ever created.
Be prepared to solve around 500 puzzles as you make attempts to put your memories back together.
What is Assassin’s Creed Syndicate About?
The game takes place in London during the Industrial Revolution. You play as two siblings who are hellbent on retaking the beautiful English city from the Templars, but as expected, things never go as planned.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate brings to the table a new fighting mechanic, several modes of transport, and improved tools of death.
What is Cars 2: The Video Game About?
If you’ve watched the movie, Cars 2, then you should get an idea of what this game is all about. Players get the chance to play as many of their favorite characters from the movie as they race across multiple tracks.
It’s not the best racing game you’ll ever play, but for the fans of the movie, it should be a treat, at least.
What is Dead Space 2 About?
Here you’ll play as Isaac Clarke on the space city known as The Sprawl. The player is tasked with fighting the deadly Necromorph along with government operatives to stay alive.
You must piece together the events of the first game, and at the same time, you must do what it takes to fully recover from a recent coma.
With all these games on-hand, one has to wonder, which one to focus more on? Well, from what I’ve played in the past, I’d recommend The Witness and Dead Space 2 as your primary focus, if you haven’t played them before.
You see, The Witness is one of the best puzzle games, but not only that, it’s a real beauty. The developer went all out to deliver a difficult game but yet, still managed to create something that is quite pleasing to the eyes.
Bear in mind, if you’re not into puzzles, then The Witness will only be a frustrating mess.
Now, as for Dead Space 2, it’s a step above the original, and for many, this is the game that got them into the series. Unfortunately, Dead Space 3 was a mess, and Electronic Arts (EA) has decided to close the studio behind the game and leave the series in limbo.