On Wednesday, Microsoft announced Xbox Live Gold’s free games for March. The titles, which include two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, failed to impress subscribers, who took to Twitter to air their frustration.
The four games, which include Warface: Breakout, Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse, Metal Slug 3, and Port Royale 3, were met with comments like, “Give us actual good games for once lmao these are trash,” and “How are you gonna call it a $10 value when I beat Metal slug 3 for $0.25 20 years ago.”
Games with Gold, a program in which digital downloads of games are offered at no charge to Gold subscribers, was launched for Xbox 360 in July 2013 and for Xbox One in June 2014. Xbox 360 gets a free game twice a month, while Xbox One gets two games once a month.
Games downloaded on Xbox 360 are free to own, while Xbox One Games with Gold titles require an active Gold subscription in order to use and become unplayable if the subscription lapses. As of November 2015, all Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 are backwards compatible on Xbox One. In addition, all games are playable on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox One X either natively or via backward compatibility.
January’s free games included Little Nightmares, Dead Rising, The King of Fighters XIII and Breakdown, while February’s free games included Resident Evil HD Remaster, Gears 5, Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, Dandara and Lost Planet 2, admittedly much more prestigious selections than March’s.
If Xbox is paying any attention to their online feedback, they may want to reconsider their selection for April. Comments like “It’s honestly impressive how they manage to lower your expectations every month,” and “Why do we constantly get crap for GWG? How about some good games for once? I can’t remember the last time I got a game that I would actually play. I’m not a PS fan but they actually have some good games for their monthly rewards,” may make them want to tread carefully in the future.
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