As per the Xbox Games With Gold tradition, Microsoft roll out a collection of freebies to install each and every month, with some leaning more towards the current generation, and some scraping the barrel of the 360 era. But as for September, well — people really aren’t all that happy about what’s been served up.
As it stands, subscribers can download Mulaka, a Tarahumara-inspired action-adventure title that launched around the start of 2018, as well as Samurai Shodown II, an Xbox 360 title that, outside of Games With Gold, only holds a price tag of $9.99. The game that sparks a little hope in this month’s line-up, however, is Warhammer: Chaosbane, which received generally quality reviews upon its 2019 launch.
What’s the verdict?
Despite the mixed offerings, people haven’t taken the news too well over on social media. With some slamming the subscription service for having “one of the most disappointing line-ups”, its evident that Xbox users aren’t overly keen to step foot into the latest worlds.
Some have even swayed more towards PS Plus this month, with Overcooked: All You Can Eat, Hitman 2, and Predator: Hunting Grounds currently on offer. But then, it all boils down to personal preference — and one poor line-up doesn’t necessarily make the plan anything less of a generous platform. After all, with a $9.99 monthly cost, anything that tipples over it is generally worth forking over the coins for.
Has September tempted you?
You can get your hands on Mulaka until October 15, Samurai Shodown II until September 30, as well as Warhammer: Chaosbane until September 30. The roster will once again change over next month for another batch of freebies. As for what’s to come for October — that’s really anybody’s guess. Although if we had to put our money on it, then we’d say something Saints Row related, as a way to escalate hype for the 2022 reboot. Besides that, then perhaps a Halo entry, again, as a way to attract a crowd before Infinite rolls out on December 8. But that’s just us.
You can pick up Xbox Live Gold for $9.99 a month, with access to all online services as well as the monthly freebies. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can get your hands on Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99 a month, which includes all the perks of Live, as well as access to the entire Game Pass library.
So, what do you think? Are you tempted to dip your toes into any of the freebies September has rolled out? Let us know over on our socials here.