Microsoft’s latest Games with Gold offerings are now available, giving you a host of freebies for your Gold subscription. February’s inclusions offer a few retro throwbacks along with some action games from older generations. As always, some of the games are available throughout the entire month while others will rotate in and out midway, so check the schedule to make sure you don’t miss out on any.
The Xbox One games include Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit style game modeled loosely after Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse. It’s a prequel, both spiritually and plot-wise, to the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and we found it rather good. It will be available throughout the entire month. Super Bomberman R also joins the rotation on February 16 through mid-March. It’s an update of the classic Bomberman franchise, best used as a madcap party game so you can curse your friends for bombing you.
On Xbox 360, you get Assassin’s Creed Rogue, a game that came out alongside the widely derided Assassin’s Creed Unity. It was an interesting game in its own right, though, and explored more of the Templars’ perspective. It’s only available through February 15, after which it will be replaced by the original Xbox game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
As always, the Xbox and Xbox 360 games offered through Games with Gold are playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. You can still grab one of last month’s games for a while longer as well: WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship for Xbox One is available until February 15.
Check out the full line-up and schedule below.
February 2019 Games With Gold
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Feb. 1-28)
- Super Bomberman R (Feb. 16-Mar. 15)
- WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship (Jan. 16-Feb. 15)
- Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Feb. 1-15)
- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Feb. 16-28)