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Games With Gold

Major Nelson is back for his monthly announcement as he’s revealed February’s free titles for Xbox Live Gold members. The Games with Gold selection this month is considerably lackluster though. Maybe because February is a short month?

The highlight of the bunch this month is Gears of War 2. Its box art touts that it is “the best Xbox 360 game ever made”, and while that may be true, it’s still over 7 years old. It continues the Gears of War collection though for Xbox owners, as Gears of War: Judgment and Gears of War 3 were Games with Gold titles before it. Gears of War 2 will be available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners from February 16th through February 29th.

The beginning of the month brings Sacred Citadel to Xbox consoles. The action title didn’t make it through reviews very well. Released originally on the Xbox 360 in 2013, the title sits at a mediocre 63 on Metacritic.

Hand of Fate is a little known card based role-playing game that released on Xbox One about a year ago. It fared pretty well critically though, residing currently at Metascore of 80. Hand of Fate is available via Games With Gold on Xbox One for the entirety of February.

Finally, Styx: Master of Shadows lands on Xbox One in the latter part of the month. Available from February 16th through March 14th, this stealth action-adventure title is another mediocre offering from Games with Gold as it’s currently holding a Metascore of 69 (with just 8 reviews).

Set your reminders for each Games with Gold offering that tickles your fancy. We’ll be back, as always, with next month’s offerings.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.