Today, Microsoft announced April's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on April 1, The Technomancer and Star Wars: Battlefront II will be free with the subscription. Keep in mind that this is the first Star Wars: Battlefront II that launched on the original Xbox in 2005. Then, on April 16, Outcast: Second Contact and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn't matter if you're still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
According to the company, April's lineup provides over $109 in value and up to 3,000 in Gamerscore. You can read about the titles below.
The Technomancer is a role-playing game which takes place on Mars. You have to use a combination of various weapons to uncover the truth and unravel a conspiracy that threatens everyone. Have you ever played Bound by Flame? Well, The Technomancer is from the same developer.
Outcast: Second Contact
Outcast: Second Contact is a remake of the original cult classics from the early days of gaming. While the visuals have been overhauled, the control scheme remains the same. The "floaty" controls may be the biggest barrier to entry because you can't shoot enemies with much precision. Luckily, there are ways around that. Outcast: Second Contact was one of the first games to feature open-world environments and a fast-travel system.
Star Wars: Battlefront II
What can be said about the original Star Wars: Battlefront II that hasn't been said before, it's an amazing third-person multiplayer game. This is what EA's title should've been when it launched a few years back. Instead, the new game was full of microtransactions and other balancing issues. If you want to relive the good old days, be sure to check out the original Xbox title.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 is a third-person action game which takes place across diverse locations. While the title may not be comparable to modern games due to its technical limitations, it's still a lot of fun if you want to see how experiences like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands and The Division 2 were influenced by it. If you already own it on Xbox 360, the good news is that it became backward compatible today.
Be sure to download all four of these games next month because many of them are great experiences. Out of all of these, we would recommend playing Star Wars: Battlefront II because it's an incredible title that holds up even to this day.
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