Xbox Games with Gold offers Chariot, Darksiders 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in October

Microsoft has announced it'll make Chariot available for Xbox One owners, while Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Darksiders II will be free for Xbox 360 players.


October is nearly upon us, which not only means we’re one step closer to the end of the year and colder temperatures, but it also means a new slew of free games will become available on Xbox Live’s Games with Gold.

First up, Xbox One owners will be able to download the newest ID@Xbox game from Canadian developers Frima Studios, Chariot. The game is described by its developer as a “couch co-op platformer” that can either be played alone or with a friend. Players will take the role of either the Princess or her Fiance as they help maneuver the deceased king’s “coffin-on-wheels” through a total of 25 levels set across of a total of 5 underground environments. Along the way, the ghost of the dead king will offer his “valuable” input on your adventure, many of which don’t completely help.

Xbox 360 owners will be treated to a free copy of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 starting October 1st and ending on October 15. Darksiders II takes over on October 16 and will continue to be available for free until October 31st.

As usual, you need to be an Xbox Live Gold member in order to take advantage of the Games with Gold promotion.

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    September 25, 2014 9:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox Games with Gold offers Chariot, Darksiders 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company in October.

    Microsoft has announced it'll make Chariot available for Xbox One owners, while Battlefield: Bad Company and Darksiders II will be free for Xbox 360 players.

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      September 25, 2014 10:10 AM

      I know people will whine about the age of Bad Company, but dammit -- it's a fun game. I liked the single player a hell of a lot.

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        September 25, 2014 10:14 AM

        I remember playing in Shack Squads where all of us had UMP45's when it was still OP just fucking up the other team. I was always throwing sensor balls ahead and it was borderline wall hacking.

        Also I kicked ass in the Attack Helicopter and another shacker, I think Xevo, was an awesome gunner. We survived a long time because I'd land it away from battle for us to repair it. Also one match I bailed out and stole the other team's helo so we ended up having two attack helicopters on that one desert rush map. It was a god damn slaughter.

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          September 25, 2014 10:21 AM

          Multiplayer was a blast. BF:BC was really one of the rare games where I felt like the crap I was doing in the game actually had an effect on the overall battle. Stuff in the Battlefield games since then just feels too crowded, busy and chaotic. The smaller matches of BF:BC were amazingly fun.

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          September 28, 2014 10:08 PM

          Oh fuck yeah, I loved being your gunner man. UNF!

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        September 25, 2014 10:15 AM

        That had the gold-plated chopper fight in it, right?

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          September 25, 2014 10:20 AM


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            September 25, 2014 11:26 AM

            I did laugh at that and the lead-up to it on the golf course where you fight your way up to the country club. I vaguely remember their wtf-ish reactions to the spectacle of it all out inthe middle of nowhere.

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              September 25, 2014 11:28 AM

              Right. The story was pretty funny and strange, and the gameplay was pretty spectacular. The golf cart stuff was awesome.

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        September 25, 2014 12:01 PM

        I would love love love a Bad Company 3. The SP campaigns were fun as hell and often funny.

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          September 25, 2014 12:41 PM

          I want it to be an open world shooter like Far Cry 3 or so with you and your team fighting a Russian Occupation a la Red Dawn. Go as far as seeing Haggard reunite with his family. Maybe they turn out to be completely normal people except for him.

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        September 25, 2014 12:26 PM

        Fun, and one of the best sounding games I've ever played.

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          September 25, 2014 12:38 PM

          Wait I'm thinking of BC2, never got to play the first.

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            September 25, 2014 12:41 PM

            BC2 was better but even the first was ahead of anything else during its time.

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      September 25, 2014 10:12 AM

      Darksiders II is the first Games with Gold game I've actually been both interested in, and hadn't already played or purchased.

      I heard the solo campaign of Bad Company was pretty decent, too.

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        September 25, 2014 10:25 AM

        That and the second are proof that DICE can make competent single player games with fun characters and story. But BF3 and BF4 haven't been able to live up to it. Probably because they went all super serious and "real". BF4 had awesome set pieces though but the story that tied them together was stupid. The first Army of Two game was the same style of fun levels but the story connecting them was pretty fun on the level of Bad Company.

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      September 25, 2014 11:34 AM

      Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is the best battlefield to date imo. Still play it from time to time on the PC.

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      September 25, 2014 11:36 AM

      Should probably clarify that it is Bad Company 2 that will be on Games with Gold, not the first game.

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        September 25, 2014 11:59 AM

        Ah - sorry about that. I made that change in the story.

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