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Here Are Your Games With Gold Options for September

Super Time Force might have just been released, but hey, why not?

Not long after Sony revealed its PlayStation Plus offerings for September, Microsoft's done the same for Games With Gold. The list is a bit smaller, but all three games are pretty great.

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Posted by Joe_Wildheart

I'm sure Crimson Dragon is free for another month as well.

Posted by meaninoflife42

I already have Reach. I might download Monaco.

Edited by Benmo316

It's smart for Microsoft to release Reach, and probably ODST next month or in October to get the Halo name out there to many people and make them think harder (in a good way) about getting an Xbox One and the Halo Collection in anticipation for Halo 5.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

Once again, nothing I'd actually want. Oh, well...we'll try again next month.

Posted by SurgicalLube

@benmo316: I would say the opposite, the more people playing halo the better for MS and more likely that people will want an upres versions.

Edited by CorruptedEvil

Halo Reach is the best in the series so great. Super Time Force and Monaco are pretty rad games too.

I wish Reach and ODST were the ones getting the upres because they are so much better than the main games.

Edited by Roboculus92

@joe_wildheart said:

I'm sure Crimson Dragon is free for another month as well.

That is correct. I think I read somewhere that they would give you 2 new games for Xbox One every other month so if you start a month with 2 new games, like we did in June or August, then one of the games will get carried over into the next month and then 2 new games will come in the following month.

Edited by KaneRobot

Already have Reach, but this is a pretty solid lineup for the month, anxious to play Monaco and Super Time Force.

@corruptedevil said:

I wish Reach and ODST were the ones getting the upres

Hey, they gotta save something for one of the off-years after 5 comes out. I'm really hoping they do ODST and Reach, I'd like to have every game in the series on a single console for once.

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@kanerobot said:

@corruptedevil said:

I wish Reach and ODST were the ones getting the upres because they are so much better than the main games.

Hey, they gotta save something for one of the off-years after 5 comes out. I'm really hoping they do ODST and Reach, I'd like to have every game in the series on a single console for once.

You could play every game in the series on 360, it's backwards compatible.

Posted by shodan2020

cool. I can finally play reach and monaco. :)

Posted by Benmo316

@surgicallube: I should've phrased that better. I meant that in a positive, meaning if people were thinking about getting an Xbox One they should think again because new Halo is coming soon.

Posted by kineticflow

About TIME.

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Posted by Dethfish

Man, why not file it under Games with Gold? Someone totally spent like 30 minutes working on that page.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

A digital backup of Reach is something I probably want. That was my favorite Halo campaign.

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Posted by Ford_Dent

Dang, I will pick up all of these (I already own Reach, but a digital copy means I don't have to find my disc).

Posted by defcomm

Huh

Not bad.

Posted by Donoram

Pretty sure that at this point Microsoft is just checking my download history and making everything I've already paid for, free.

Posted by Clapmaster

Oh cool Halo Reach is the only Halo game I didn't buy, definitely downloading that.

Edited by maxB

Nice! I've been meaning to check out Super Time Force.

Posted by Wolfgame

Hadn't bought a Halo game since Halo 3, i'll grab reach, maybe...

Edited by JDillinger

Terrible, just plain terrible.

Posted by white_sox

I really wish they would start choosing more 3rd party and/or obscure games. I've played all of the big first party releases.

Posted by AngeTheDude

@wolfgame said:

Hadn't bought a Halo game since Halo 3, i'll grab reach, maybe...

Halo: Reach is the only Halo game in which I genuinely cared about the story. It was fantastically done and has a brilliant ending.

Posted by RonGalaxy

That's a way better offering than PS plus this coming month, so good on Microsoft. Staying competitive is only going to make both services better in the long run.

Posted by rcath

monaco for me.

Posted by BIGJEFFREY

@wolfgame said:

Hadn't bought a Halo game since Halo 3, i'll grab reach, maybe...

Reach is awesome, probably my Favorite Halo game.

Posted by MormonWarrior

I got Halo Reach for free already for being a part of a beta program for Microsoft back in 2010 or 2011. That was pretty rad. Also, I already have Monaco on PC, but I'm glad my friend will be able to check it out and get good at it so we can play it together.

Super Time Force is really rad too. These are great games this month.

Posted by Branthog

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Posted by KoolAid

If anything, an excuse to play more Reach.

Posted by EveretteScott

@branthog said:

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Seems like a 'you' problem, no?

Edited by Branthog

@branthog said:

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Seems like a 'you' problem, no?

What a remarkable contribution!

@koolaid said:

If anything, an excuse to play more Reach.

Did Halo 4 not take off, for multiplayer? (Or do you mean just for the single player...?)

Posted by EveretteScott

@branthog said:

@everettescott said:

@branthog said:

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Seems like a 'you' problem, no?

What a remarkable contribution!

Well to be honest, your initial post was just basically "i dont like these choices for these reasons". Which in itself doesn't need to be said to begin with, yes? Which is what I was stating in that seems like just your problem as other people are probably cool with those choices. So then you replying that my reply to you isn't a contribution to be made infers that you agree you didn't need to post your original one as no opinions are valid and shouldn't be said?

Posted by Acornactivist

Super happy about reach. It's my favorite halo game, but I never got around to buying it. And I have Monaco on steam already, but it's a solid game that I'm happy to own again and see more people get into. Good month!

Posted by Fairbrethees

Dishonored and Reach are faves of mine so it's great to get the digital copy for free. Death to Discs.

Posted by KoolAid

@branthog: I dunno I skipped Halo 4. I assumed no one was playing Reach anymore. Also I heard 4 didn't have the firefights, I think that's my favorite mode anyway.

Posted by WolfHazard

Awesome I've been really close to buying Super Time Force since it came out but it was always $5 too much and having it free is unexpected and really cool. Can't complain about free games!

Posted by Apparatus_Unearth

Never played Reach so that's pretty cool.

Posted by UitDeToekomst

That settles it... it's officially time for me to stop splurging for most of the download-only games that come out on the Xbox One. Super Time Force is another one that I bought at release and could have had for free had i exercised a wee bit of patience. Oh well... live and learn (hopefully).

Posted by caesius6

@branthog said:

@everettescott said:

@branthog said:

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Seems like a 'you' problem, no?

What a remarkable contribution!

I sure hope you're not valuing your original post as a "remarkable contribution" either.

Posted by Branthog

Dishonored and Reach are faves of mine so it's great to get the digital copy for free. Death to Discs.

@branthog said:

@everettescott said:

@branthog said:

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Seems like a 'you' problem, no?

What a remarkable contribution!

Well to be honest, your initial post was just basically "i dont like these choices for these reasons". Which in itself doesn't need to be said to begin with, yes? Which is what I was stating in that seems like just your problem as other people are probably cool with those choices. So then you replying that my reply to you isn't a contribution to be made infers that you agree you didn't need to post your original one as no opinions are valid and shouldn't be said?

Actually, I would suggest that they are probably common among many players who would receive these titles.

Edited by Branthog

@caesius6 said:

@branthog said:

@everettescott said:

@branthog said:

So on my XB1, I get a game they already sold me a couple months ago and on the 360, I get a four year old Halo game that I bought four years ago and then Monaco -- a decent game that is hard to keep track of on the screen with multiple players and that is impossible to play with randoms, because everyone just races through the map and triggers everything off.

Meh.

Seems like a 'you' problem, no?

What a remarkable contribution!

I sure hope you're not valuing your original post as a "remarkable contribution" either.

No, you're right. Forums are no place for opinions. We should all go home. Also, my post was sharing an opinion on the offerings of the games as a subscriber to the services. Pretty relevant, if you ask me. That's kind of the entire point of all posts (just because it was negative doesn't make it less of a relevant opinion to the topic). The reply was basically "cool story bro", which is... well... kind of pointless. Every opinion could essentially be relegated to a "well, that's your opinion so it's your problem".

And then I replied to his inane reply with an equally inane and useless reply, because I am a hypocritical asshole that couldn't just ignore it and move on. :)

@koolaid -- I had completely forgotten Fire Fight was a thing! I wonder if that will return in the next Halo... I'm normally not a big Halo fan (I play through some of them, but largely just don't care), but I would totally get in on some more Fire Fight type modes.

Edited by EveretteScott

@branthog said:


Actually, I would suggest that they are probably common among many players who would receive these titles.

I tried at least.

It was very far from "cool story bro" actually. I was trying to open a dialogue with you but you just went with the "remarkable contribution" thing.

Posted by yoshisaur

Cool. Now I'm glad I didn't impulsively buy Super Time Force last week :D

Posted by Vanick

Looking forward to playing Super Time Force. it's pretty much the only downloadable game out now on the Xbox One I've been interested in.

Posted by lowestformofwit

@donoram said:

Pretty sure that at this point Microsoft is just checking my download history and making everything I've already paid for, free.

That's why I hold off buying XBLA games now. I'd love to download Outlast on the Xbox One but I just know that will be going free at some point in the future (it's already been free on PSN) and then I'd end up hating myself for having paid for it.

Edited by StrainedEyes

@donoram said:

Pretty sure that at this point Microsoft is just checking my download history and making everything I've already paid for, free.

That's why I hold off buying XBLA games now. I'd love to download Outlast on the Xbox One but I just know that will be going free at some point in the future (it's already been free on PSN) and then I'd end up hating myself for having paid for it.

Yup. I bought Fez when it first got put up on PS4 because there was a PS+ discount, I still haven't got around to playing it and then it was one of the free games for August.

If anything, PS+ is making me look at games like Surgeon Simulator and go "yeah... that will probably be free in a couple months."

Posted by Trusty_Spoon

I find the inclusion of Halo Reach this month a really fitting homage towards bungie considering destiny is out this month. And I really want to play super time force and Monaco.

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