Xbox Games with Gold for February 2018

The Games with Gold free titles for February have finally been announced and it’s fair to say they look pretty good.

First up on Xbox One is Shadow Warrior, which will be followed by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India. Meanwhile, backwards compatible Xbox 360 games Split/Second: Velocity and Crazy Taxi arrive in that order. 

Last month’s Zombi also seems to be hanging around until 15 February, when it’ll then be replaced by a mystery game that’s still not been announced.

Shadow Warrior and Split/Second: Velocity are both available from 1 to 15 February. Meanwhile Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India is available for a month from 15 February, and Crazy Taxi is available from 15 to 28 February.

What games are leaving Games with Gold this month?

The titles leaving Games with Gold are definitely going – so download them while you can.

Last month’s games were:

  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III (Xbox One)
  • Army of Two (Xbox 360)

What is Xbox Games with Gold?

In short, free games. Though free games with a caveat: they’re only yours as long as you have an Xbox Live Gold account. An Xbox Live Gold account costs £40 per year, if you buy it up front, or £15 for three months if you prefer to stagger payments.

Although the games are yours to keep forever, they’re only free to download for a limited period. You don’t need to have access to your console to do it, though – you can add the games to your account through the web-based version of the Xbox store if you find it easier.

How often is Xbox Games with Gold updated?

Xbox Games with Gold change every month – but they’re staggered, meaning you can’t get them all in one go unlike with PlayStation Plus. Microsoft’s system tends to involve releasing an Xbox One and Xbox 360 game at the start of the month, then replacing them for the second half.

Can I play Xbox 360 Games with Gold on Xbox One?

Yes! Microsoft makes sure that each one of the Xbox 360 games added to the programme is backwards compatible.

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