Yet another lackluster Xbox One offering is held up by solid if not dated offerings on Xbox 360
Another month has come and gone which means one thing for Xbox gamers – new free games. May brings with it three titles in total for Gold subscribers – one on the One and two for the 360. Lets break it down with their descriptions from the Xbox store:
CastleStorm: Definitive Edition
CastleStorm: Definitive Edition is a genre mash-up that combines medieval warfare with 2D physics-based destruction! Prepare to be challenged (in a good way) to manage a lot of battlefield elements at one time by controlling the battle in real-time, bombarding your enemy’s battlements with ballista-projected artillery, managing a fearsome ground attack, and casting powerful spells in epic conflict between Knights and Viking warriors! CastleStorm: Definitive Edition features a story-driven single-player campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer and co-op modes, and more.
Mafia II puts you in the shoes of Vito Scaletta, an Italian immigrant to America who finds himself wrapped up in an increasingly complex series of criminal plots in post-World War II America. As Vito, you’ll drive period cars all around Empire Bay, based on a pastiche of America’s biggest burgs, and blast your way through a variety of challenges, from bank robberies to ambushing rival gangs to sweet-talking your favorite molls. This is an enormous game with a lush, evocative narrative, and plenty of excellent writing and voice-acting to get you involved in the characters and the time period.
F1 2013 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship plus all-new classic content from the 1980s. If getting behind the wheel of the most sophisticated automobiles on the planet is your thing, then F1 2013 has you covered. Praised for its realism and its presentation, this game is an absolute must have for racing fans through Games with Gold, so don’t hesitate to press that download button when it comes up later in the month!
Both CastleStorm and Mafia II will be available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers on May 1st while gamers looking forward to F1 2013 will have to wait until May 16th to download the title.
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