Xbox Games With Gold for February includes 'Monkey Island 2,' 'Project Cars'

The Xbox Live Games With Gold program delivered several great games in January and Microsoft looks to be one-upping itself with February’s offerings, which include a classic adventure game as well as a Triple-A racer.

From February 1 until February 28, Xbox One owners will be able to download Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Originally released in 2015, the cooperative platformer uses bright, cartoony visuals and fast-paced combat to deliver a unique take on science fiction. Then, from February 16 through March 15, Xbox One players will also receive Project Cars. The crowdfunded racer also released in 2015 and a sequel is expected later this year.

Have an Xbox 360 and already finish last month’s Monkey Island: Special Edition? We hope you’re ready for more because the game’s sequel, Monkey Island 2: Special Edition will be free from February 1 through February 15. From February 16 until the end of the month, Xbox 360 users can download Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. As with all Xbox 360 games released through the Games With Gold program, both Monkey Island 2 and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will also be playable on Xbox One.

We’re curious if Microsoft will begin offering earlier Games With Gold freebies’ sequels in succeeding months. With classic games like Monkey Island, it’s a great way for new players to enjoy the series, but Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is already more than six years old and is selling for $20 on the Xbox 360 marketplace. We wouldn’t be surprised to see it offered for free later this year.

What are your thoughts on February’s Games With Gold games? Do you like the mix of the old and the new, or would you prefer for Microsoft to stick to recent Triple-A releases? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Gaming

From fatalities to new characters, here's what we know about Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 releases April 23 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Here is everything we know about NetherRealm's latest fighting game, including its characters.
Gaming

The best of the last generation: Our 50 favorite Xbox 360 games

The Xbox 360 thrived during a generation where games were plentiful. Here's our list of the best Xbox 360 games of all time, including all game genres and even a few special indie hits.
Gaming

How do Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X compare to each other? We find out

The Nintendo Switch is innovative enough to stand apart from traditional consoles, but could it become your primary gaming system? How does the Switch stack up against the Xbox One?
Gaming

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.
Gaming

Find the buried treasure with our Fortnite weekly challenge guide

The Fortnite season 8, week 4 challenges are now out for all players around the world. The big one this week tasks players with searching for Fortnite buried treasure using the buried treasure map item. Here's where you can find treasure on…
Gaming

Here's our Champion's guide to picking the best character in Apex Legends

Apex Legends' use of heroes with different abilities helps separate it from other battle royale games. To help you choose your legend, we've put together a legend guide detailing their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
Gaming

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit has a ton of games you can play with starting April 12

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit has a plethora of games to play after you're done building the Toy-Cons. From an on-rails alien shooter to a deep sea photography adventure, here's what you can play with Labo: VR Kit. You can even make your own games.
Deals

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for March 2019

Looking to score Nintendo's latest console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on bundles that feature must-have games like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Zelda: Breath of…
Gaming

How to break Posture and deal a Shinobi Deathblow in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredibly difficult game, and managing the Posture system is a key part of improving and tackling the latest From Software title's most challenging sections.
Gaming

Here's what we know about the Dark Souls developer's next game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest game from Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software. Here is everything we know about the new game, including its setting and combat changes.
Gaming

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.
Gaming

Here's a look at how the Epic Games Store is sizing up to the competition

The Epic Games Store has picked up exclusives left and right since its launch last December. From AAA games like The Division 2 to wonderful indies like Hades, the Epic Games store has an impressive library of exclusives.
Gaming

Get Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for free when buying an Xbox One

You can get Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for free when buying an Xbox One from Newegg. Eight different bundles are available for this deal, so you can walk away with Sekiro and another game such as The Division 2 or Anthem.
Gaming

Master Shinobi combat with our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice beginner's guide

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of the hardest games of the generation, and it can be overwhelming, even for those who have played From Software's other games. Here is what you need to know to get started.