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Xbox Live’s Games with Gold for February includes Gears of War 2

by Eric Frederiksen | January 27, 2016January 27, 2016 11:38 am PDT

February’s almost here, and so are the Games with Gold Microsoft will have up on offer for the month.

For the first half of the month, you’ll be able to get your hands on the Xbox One title Hand of Fate and the Xbox 360 title Sacred Citadel. Starting on February 16, Xbox One stealth game Styx: Master of Shadows and Xbox 360 flagship title Gears of War 2 will be available – if, somehow, you don’t own that one yet.

It’s worth noting that all Xbox Live Games with Gold titles since November are backward compatible, so if you’re playing on Xbox One that means games available to play without having to haul out your old console.

As with PlayStation Plus, offerings for free games have been a bit weaker in the last couple months. Gears of War 2 is an amazing game, but it’s also one that is very common among Xbox owners.  It makes sense that the Xbox One offerings would be smaller and less impressive, but for Xbox One’s backwards compatibility to matter the monthly offers are going to have to start improving.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...