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Xbox gets Mafia 2, F1 2013, and CastleStorm for free in May

Talk about slim pickings.


Microsoft has announced what free games Xbox Live Gold members will receive as part of the Games with Gold program for May.

Xbox One owners will be able to receive a free copy of CastleStorm: Definitive Edition next month, and those who didn’t pick up Pool Nation FX in April will have another month to do so as it’s being offered as a free download in May. Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Mafia II for free starting on May 1 through May 15 and F1 2013 between May 16 through May 31.

Even though Microsoft has normally made one game available on the Xbox One, we hope carrying over a previous month’s selection into the following month doesn’t become a regular thing. Instead of extending previously free games, they should be putting more effort into offering more games people might actually want to play.

As for the Xbox 360 lineup, Mafia II was a good game at the time, but with open-world games evolving a great deal since then, both in terms of graphics and content, it may show its age considering it was released five years ago.

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    April 29, 2015 9:18 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox gets Mafia 2, F1 2013, and CastleStorm for free in May

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      April 29, 2015 10:32 AM

      Man, Games with gold is such a raw deal for Xboners.

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        April 29, 2015 10:37 AM

        It continues to feel like MS basically just said "Shit, I guess we have to do this...uh, here's some games?" and left it at that.

        I'm surprised they haven't used more first-party titles yet, as you'd think those would be easy to secure (same with Sony, actually. I'm surprised that Knack and/or Killzone haven't come yet).

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          April 29, 2015 11:46 AM

          I don't get it, there have been some great games available for free. I had alot of fun with Mafia 2. It's worth playing.

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        April 29, 2015 10:53 AM

        I've been pretty happy with it, I've gotten a ton of games both for free and with huge discounts. It more than pays for my Gold sub and then some.

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        April 29, 2015 11:51 AM

        Yeah it feels that way.
        MS: Here's a free game you never heard of and probably won't ever play.
        Users: thanks, I guess?

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      April 29, 2015 2:42 PM

      For Xbone that is really far into "Why the fuck even bother?" territory.

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