Listen here, you little brats. Microsoft has heard you all talking smack about Games with Gold. Sure, you may be right about how the various months have really fallen off in terms of quality these past few years. But the Xbox team doesn’t have to stand around and take that! The February 2021 Games with Gold lineup has now been revealed, and if it says anything, it’s that Microsoft is tired of hearing your complaints. Either that, or the company realized just how badly PS Plus has been cleaning its clock.
To start, there are now three Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One games this month, rather than the usual two. Those join the two backward compatible titles, which this month include one for the Xbox 360 and one for the original Xbox. What’s more, some of these additions are timely. They make sense as giveaways, especially given recent announcements. There have been plenty of opportunities to dunk on Games with Gold as of late. This month isn’t present you with one.
- Gears 5 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) – Feb. 1 through Feb. 28
- Resident Evil (Xbox One) – Feb. 1 through Feb. 28
- Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb (Xbox) – Feb. 1 through Feb. 15
- Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition (Xbox One) – Feb. 16 through March 15
- Lost Planet 2 (Xbox 360) – Feb. 16 through Feb. 28
Not a bad list, right? Gears 5 came out in late 2019, so it’s a tad bit over a year old at this point. Quite the steal to get that so soon. The O.G. Resident Evil and and the Indiana Jones games showed up right on time, considering we’ve had some news about both franchises in recent days. Dandara has some fans, so getting a more deluxe version of that game sounds like a good deal. And Lost Planet 2 is also a video game, but they can’t all be winners.
What do you think of the lineup? Is this one of the better ones we’ve seen from Microsoft as of late, or do you think the company could still do better when it comes to Games with Gold?