Xbox Games With Gold For April Fails Gamers With Cars, The Witness, Assassin’s Creed
Xbox Games With Gold April 2018
(Last Updated On: March 28, 2018)

Now that the PlayStation Plus offerings have been revealed for April, 2018, Microsoft didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to give Xbox gamers a heads-up on the games set to be made available in April.

Over on the Major Nelson blog, it was revealed that the two Xbox One and Xbox 360 games aren’t quite worth the bandwidth or hard drive space, save for one game. The complete list is available below:

  • The Witness: April 1st – April 30th ( Xbox One)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: April 16th – May 15th ( Xbox One)
  • Cars 2: The Video Game: April 1st – April 15th (Xbox 360)
  • Dead Space 2: April 16th – April 30th (Xbox 360)

So… as you can see, you’re getting gypped pretty badly for the month of April if you’re subscribed to Xbox Live Gold for the Games With Gold offerings.

The only decent game out of the bunch is Dead Space 2. It was one of the last good games published by Electronic Arts.

Of course, beyond that you’re stuck with a lot of mediocrity of a terrible licensed movie game like Cars 2.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Evie

The Witness isn’t actually a terrible game, but the game is filled from top to bottom with a lot of samey puzzles. In fact, all you’ll do is complete puzzles; walk around and complete puzzles. Don’t think for a second that this is like other puzzle-oriented games where there is some exposition or story afoot that keeps you locked into the gameplay… not at all. There’s nothing to tether you to the experience except for puzzles… and more puzzles.

Xbox One gamers are also forced to suck down Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed software secretions, with the 2015 outing of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.

This feminist-friendly title was promoted to the high-heavens by SJW media as the second coming of female lead characters in gaming, but it ended up failing pretty hard in the sales department, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Fist Fights

Having Evie beat up 300lbs men and running across rooftops may have sated some small part of the confidence-stricken harpies with shaved heads and pink leg hair, but it did nothing to entice the average gamer, who by that point decided to clock out of the Assassin’s Creed experience that year.

Ubisoft will attempt to pad the total sales numbers of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate by chortling over the fact that Xbox gamers will be force-fed their agenda-driven title and won’t have any say about it.

I doubt this will still do much for the lifetime sales of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, but Xbox gamers will have a buffet of banal games to look forward to in April, with the exception of Dead Space 2.


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