Microsoft is getting ready to give us 4 new free games for March, remember you will need Xbox live gold to be allowed to download these games and keep them for free. Keep note that the Xbox 360 games can also be played on Xbox One.
Name: Layers of Fear
Usual price: £15.99
Metacritic rating: 78 / 100
Available 1st – 31st March
Layers of Fear is a psychological horror video game developed and published by Bloober Team for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which released worldwide on 16 February 2016.
In Layers of Fear, the player controls a psychologically disturbed painter trying to complete his magnum opus, as he navigates through a Victorian mansion, with disturbing secrets about the painter being discovered. The gameplay, presented in first person perspective, is heavily story driven and revolves mostly around puzzle-solving and exploration, as the game intensifies after each level while jump scares occur often.
Usual price: £19.99
Metacritic rating: 74 / 100
Available 16th March – 15th April
Evolve is a first-person shooter video game developed by Turtle Rock Studios, published by 2K Games and distributed by Take-Two Interactive. Announced in January 2014 and originally set to be released in late 2014, the game was delayed and released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in February 2015.
Evolve uses an asymmetrical multiplayer structure, where five players—four playing as hunters and one as the monster—battle against each other on an industrialized alien planet called Shear. The hunters’ gameplay is based on the first-person shooter design, while the monsters are controlled from a third-person perspective. The hunters’ goal is to eliminate the monster, while the monster’s goal is to consume wildlife and evolve to make themselves stronger. The game can be played alone or with multiple players.
Name: Borderlands 2
Usual price: £4.99
Metacritic rating: 89 / 100
Available 1st – 15th March
Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the second game in the Borderlands series and the sequel to 2009’s Borderlands. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and OS X on September 18, 2012. It was ported to the PlayStation Vita on May 13, 2014, and released for Linux on September 30, 2014.
As with the first game, Borderlands 2 allows players to complete a campaign consisting of central quests and optional side-missions as one of four treasure seekers, “Vault Hunters”, on the planet Pandora. Key gameplay features from the original game, such as online collaborative campaign gameplay; randomly generated loot, such as weapons and shields; and character-building elements commonly found in role-playing video games are in Borderlands 2.
Name: Heavy Weapon
Usual price: £7.99
Metacritic rating: 77 / 100
Available 16th – 31st March
Heavy Weapon (or Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank) is a side-scrolling shoot ’em up video game developed by PopCap Games and released in 2005 for Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360, Playstation 3.
In Heavy Weapon, the player guides a powerful atomic tank through several stages of opposing enemy forces. The tank moves only left and right, while its main weapon, a turret gun, can be aimed in a 180 degree span and nukes which can destroy enemies off the screen. The game’s storyline deals with a Red Star (Soviet Union) invasion, and the player takes the role of the commander of an Atomic Tank to repel the invasion back into the main headquarters of Red Star. The main premise of the game is one individual against the collective forces of Communism.