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Xbox Games with Gold October needs improving

By now, you should have heard that Microsoft has just announced the Games with Gold September list for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Those who were expecting a big retail game though are going to be disappointed again as Microsoft has actually only offered one new Xbox One game for September.

We spoke about this in a previous report here, with Microsoft not able to offer the two games on Xbox One as they originally promised a few months ago when the Games with Gold program extended to Xbox One.

The reality is though that Xbox One gamers will only be getting Super Time Force this month since Crimson Dragon, the game that was offered last month is staying for one more month.

On Xbox 360, gamers are going to be getting Monaco and Halo Reach so in reality Xbox 360 owners are getting the sweeter deal than Xbox One. It’s definitely not as good as last month in which Dishonored was offered though, so are you hoping for bigger and better things from Microsoft for October?

PS Plus subscribers are actually in the same boat with constant requests for to Sony offer a full retail game but we have a feeling that the wait may go on until 2015.

The first retail game that will come on PS Plus is looking like Driveclub and when this arrives, it could be the time for when Microsoft will follow suit – after all they love matching what Sony offers to stay competitive – 3D Blu-Ray support and now DLNA as prime examples.

Looking ahead, what do you see Microsoft doing for the Games with Gold October 2014 list? Obviously they won’t be able to pull the same trick twice with just one game so two will be coming.

The problem is that there are not enough Xbox One games for Microsoft to justify handing out for free, which is why they made the decision to only offer Super Time Force for September.

If you can predict the two games already, do you think that they will be two more Indie games? Let us know what you think Microsoft will do, knowing that they could only offer one game for September.

Can you admit to feeling disappointed with the September update? What would you like to see for October?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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mj
mj

This article is a joke. On the 360 GwG has offered 16 Retail and 17 Arcade games since launch, and only once was there 2 arcade and no retail offered in a month, but a different month there was 2 retail and no arcade games offered. BTW, what games would you expect to come to Xbox One? Nothing from EA will be offered (EA Access), no tie in games like Forza (will kill sales for FH2), and no sports or annual titles, so you’re left with pretty much Arcade (indie) type games. Oh well….its not like PS4 is doing any… Read more »

Cam
Cam

They shoude have gta 5 or black ops or something like that

shane
shane

Make a freddy krueger game as the 80s freddy robert englund

shane
shane

Give spiderman free for xbox 360 mann,

Peter McDonald
Peter McDonald

“Obviously they won’t be able to pull the same trick twice with just one game so two will be coming.” ???

This was the second time they did it, The 2nd month of it only had 1 game as well with a game carrying over

Greg C
Greg C

This is a very good article Alan, however you should take more care before you put it online. If you followed what Microsoft has been doing correctly, they actually announced the 3D blu ray player before Sony, but clearly Sony realised that and just chucked it straight on an update. Microsoft tells people about the updates in advance with good informative videos.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This might sound stupid, but Angry Birds Star Wars on Xbox One wouldn’t be that bad. I have it on my phone and PC, so it would be nice to have a console version of the game.

Liam B
Liam B

BIOSHOCK

Philip
Philip

I would guess Minecraft will be one of the games since microsoft bought it, maybe they will give it for free…

guest
guest

for october i would love one of the fallout games. my disk versions are getting glitchy and i don’t want to go down to GAME and fix them for a fiver. i’d love oblivion to come on the system as long as they don’t bring fallout out with it in the same month … that’d be repetitive. for xbox one i … uhhh … i just want a f***ing game that isn’t made by some indie company I’ve never heard of. MAX was OK and guacamelee was fun for about one hour then i just turned it off and to… Read more »

Bob bonbon
Bob bonbon

Far cry 2 and crysis 2! That would be awesome!

chris
chris

can we get halo 4 please

anonymous
anonymous

the way to see if a game would most likely come out look at a game that has been on games with gold and hit related games you will be surprised to see all the games that have also been on games with gold

Antony Devita
Antony Devita

i want to see a call of duty game like blackops 1 or like counter strike global offense

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How about a Metro game for 360? Anybody with me?

shua
shua

i wish for once any of the games with gold would be something i don’t already have…please no bulletstorm, any of the batmans, red dead redemption, saints row, or borderlands…

Kingman
Kingman

I hope

Kingman
Kingman

Red dead redemption and bulletstorm
bulletstorm

Max
Max

I hope we get left 4 dead 2 or payday 2

This Is Jeevos
This Is Jeevos

Saints row 4

Truck
Truck

Deadpool

Aazaad Gass
Aazaad Gass

Fallout 3

J-1
J-1

GTA 4 and episodes of liberty city bundle and Tomb Raider for October

Lil Joker
Lil Joker

I would like Batman Arkham Asylum, Batman Arkham Origins or Ninja Gaiden 2

Paul Malrose
Paul Malrose

Can we get Dragon Age Origins for 360 owners?

Afonso Dias
Afonso Dias

I would prefer one game for single-player and another for co-op (balance is the best option).
Deadpool and Diablo 3 would be perfect.

seanblake
seanblake

Either outlast,dead space and something decent really so dead space,outlast,red dead redemption or borderlands to wud be great really😂😄😁🙌

Darrin Fortner
Darrin Fortner

I just hope it’s not more 1 player game. I mean wtf kind of appreciation is it to give people who pay for online privileges games that can’t be played online? And I mean either co-op or competitive play not the leaderboard bs.

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vx7t4k3aL1f3

October Halloween dead space would be perfect:)!!!!

tj
tj

Microsoft are good with games with gold but some of the prices of others games are just stupid i mean south park the stick of truth is about £20 in shop yet on xbox marketplace they are trying to sell it for £45 wtf are Microsoft retarded or something?

MacGruber
MacGruber

I hope this will duke Nukem Forever next month (I have my player but no longer works)

hathor
hathor

OK ok ok ok can we get more main stream games. Or they can give us golden tokens(like I already suggested) and we can pick our own for the months. That’s good as it gets for everyone

Nath
Nath

What about Alan wake American Nightmare or state of decay

Lawry Condon
Lawry Condon

I really appreciate Games with Gold. I’ve gotten a chance to play many titles that I otherwise would have never tried before and it gives me something to look forward to.
What I’m really hoping for is a Silent Hill title in October since the new SH is coming very soon and it fits with Halloween – however, those hopes aren’t too high. I’d also like to see a legit RPG title (something along the lines of Lost Odyssey).

Brad
Brad

I think people should be happy they are getting anything for free! It’s not like Microsoft has to do this, beggers can’t be choosers!

goldengamer
goldengamer

I’m hoping in the months to come we’ll get some good old games, not the usual crappy arcade game that disappoints on the first play.

Pathadog
Pathadog

Warframe was free this month on xbone and that’s a sick game

evilcarebear
evilcarebear

The games with gold promotion is crap. I have been so disappointed that I cancelled my xbox live gold account. I dont even play online and havent liked but maybe one or two of the free games offered since the promotion started.

Arjun Manchanda
Arjun Manchanda

Maybe Crysis2 or 3 or Fuse. Those are really nice games, but could use for online players

LoDownDrtyShame on xbox
LoDownDrtyShame on xbox

Honestly id like to see an NFS pairing for October any two NFS games except for shift and prostreet I have those already

TheHobbit
TheHobbit

I’d like to see LotR: WitN (Full Game) and State of Decay (Arcade). Both older games that are pretty good.

ghost7658
ghost7658

dead rising 2 and dead space

Natalie Ailer
Natalie Ailer

Personally I own both systems so I get 3 to 4 free games a month. No complaints here.

AJ
AJ

Bordrlands 2

Alex Fischetti
Alex Fischetti

I would like to c a Madden NFL game for October or mass effect for the 360

Omar
Omar

Did the author seriously say that Xbox loves matching PS4 features to stay competitive and used 3D Bluray and DLNA as “prime” examples? Seriously? Ummmm, Microsoft announced (but didn’t release) 3D Bluray support first and Sony doesn’t even offer any kind of DLNA support on PS4. XB1 had Play-to since launch and full DLNA coming in an update.

Just some guy
Just some guy

mass effect 3 xbox 360

OHHHHHH YEEEEEEEAAHHH
OHHHHHH YEEEEEEEAAHHH

At least for the 360 the games are getting WAY better, and I’m happy with that.

Austin Benyo
Austin Benyo

They should either give us 2 indie games or one retail game.. Personally I would like to see trials evolution go for free.

Kenneth Neil Turner
Kenneth Neil Turner

3D Blu-ray support was announced for xbox one before ps4 announced they were releasing an update for 3D Blu-ray. Just saying

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