Microsoft has unveiled the set of four free games that come with Xbox Live gold memberships for April 2018.
Jonathan Blow’s critically acclaimed puzzler, The Witness, leads the lineup and is available for free from April 1 to April 30. “It steers your mind in unconventional directions, and makes you feel clever as you build on your knowledge and uncover new layers about the game’s language and logic,” Joe Juba said in our Witness review. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate stealthily follows from April 16 to May 15. In our Syndicate review, we say it “may draw inspiration from previous installments, but features like the zipline and revamped progression system demonstrate a willingness to cut stagnant elements loose.”
On the Xbox 360 front, Cars 2: The Video Game will be available from April 1 to April 15, while Dead Space 2 is free from April 16 to April 30. We know that Cars 2 was okay, but Dead Space 2 was better. In his Dead Space 2 review, Andrew Reiner called it “a monster of a sequel, offering bigger scares and more excitement.” Don’t forget all Xbox 360 titles in Games With Gold are backward compatible on Xbox One.
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Currently, Trials of the Blood Dragon and Quantum Conundrum are free through Saturday, while Superhot lasts until April 15.
[Source: Xbox on YouTube]