February’s Xbox Games With Gold titles include Shadow Warrior and Split/Second

It’s that time of the month again where console owners crane their necks to see what they can squeeze out of the corporate overlords, and this month is a bit up and down for Xbox owners.

For Xbox One owners, February 1 brings Flying Wild Hog’s 2013 update of the 3D Realms shooter Shadow Warrior. If you’ve never played it before, its an Asian-themed shooter involving a wise-cracking, sword-swinging hero named Lo-Wang (and reading that name alone will tell you whether this game is for you or not). If Duke Nukem‘s dedication to dick-and-fart jokes was your thing, you’ll probably love Shadow Warrior.

February 16 sees the offer change for the pretty solid Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India. These 2.5D side-scrollers were largely ignored on release but were smartly designed, well-built little things. Worth checking out if you’re a fan of the series (and India was, in our opinion, the prettiest one of this series).

For Xbox 360 owners, February 1 brings one of the greatest racing games ever released on the platform — Split/Second. It’s like racing through the greatest action movies ever shot and we can’t recommend it enough. Another one that was largely ignored on release, and we urge you to give it a go.

On February 16 this will change to the much less interesting (but no less revered) Sega classic Crazy Taxi. I mean, it’s Crazy Taxi. You’ve almost definitely played it. You spend each day trapping unsuspecting dupes in your hell vehicle and screaming about at break neck speed trying to make a buck. Just like Uber!

While Xbox 360 owners are restricted to the latter two titles, backwards compatibility means that Xbox One owners are free to grab all four Games With Gold titles as they appear throughout February. All you need to get started is an active Xbox Live subscription.


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David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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