Think of yourself as a bit of a Mastermind? Want to head Out of Space? There are a couple of free Xbox games heading your way that should well appeal.
Whilst we sit and get excited about the next set of Game Pass titles to arrive, playable for free, it’s the Xbox Games With Gold scheme that comes to the fore, once again stripping out the prices of a couple of Xbox titles, giving them away for free to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S gamers.
We’re long past the time when we’d leap with joy with what Games With Gold was able to deliver and the heady days of four free games a month are long gone. But with Game Pass constantly building out our libraries for little cost, are the good old days of free Xbox Games With Gold titles really missed?
Well yes they are, but we’ll take what we can get and for April 2023 a couple of Xbox titles will be gifted for free to all with an Xbox Live Gold Subscription. Those games are Out of Space: Couch Edition and – and little more interesting to many – Peaky Blinders: Mastermind.
Out of Space: Couch Edition will be removed of a price first, with the freeness available to all on Xbox through April 1st – 30th 2023. That means the usual £8.39 price that is attached will head straight down to zero for a few weeks, as players get the chance to take in a fun little game that is all about moving home, in space.
First released by Behold Studios and Plug In Digital back in 2020, Out Of Space is a game we got on really well with, hyping up the colourful and charming visuals, the challenging gameplay loop and the fact that it worked really well with multiple players. In fact, we dropped a 4/5 on it in review.
You can find the download of Out of Space: Couch Edition on the Xbox Store – expect it to be free between April 1st – 30th.
And then we have an order by the Peaky Blinders as their Mastermind title also goes free.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind released in 2020 as well, and again we threw a 4/5 review score on it. This is a game that will appeal massive to fans of the TV series, with faithful adaptations running throughout. It’s got some really good ideas in it too, and whilst the campaign is fairly short, the time manipulation elements and smooth difficulty curve will mean it’s one to check out – particularly when it is free.
You’ll discover the chance to become a Mastermind for zero cost between April 16th – May 15th, as the £19.99 price tag is removed. Get it from the Xbox Store.
And that’s pretty much it for the Xbox Games With Gold freebies for April 2023. What do you think of the two free titles? Will you be downloading them? Let us know in the comments.
Out Of Space: Couch Edition Game Description:
You and your friends are about to move into a house in space, where you will have to deal with a deadly alien infestation and face the challenges of building a sustainable spaceship, all to make your new place feel as cozy as home! COUCH FUN MEETS STRATEGY Each match starts in a procedurally generated spaceship house that will demand your best planning and teamwork skills to become clean and comfy. You and your friends will need to generate resources, recycle trash and alien goo, buy and build new technologies, and take care of one another, if you ever want to call home the mess that you got into. As a COUCH-FUN game, Out of Space has short matches and is easy for everyone to grab a controller and play. At the same time also as a STRATEGY game, it will require short and long-term decisions, expanding and conquering new rooms and building technology to automate tasks.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind Game Description:
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a puzzle-adventure game, based on the multi-award-winning BBC and Netflix TV show. Welcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family’s criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, proving himself worthy of being the true mastermind of the Peaky Blinders. Mastermind refers to Tommy’s ability to plan complex scenarios in his head. As the player, you get to exercise this power by taking control of key members of the Shelby family including Tommy, Arthur, Polly and more. Become the Mastermind as you freely reset and rewind each character’s path in order to tune all of their actions for perfect coordination. Achieve the highest mission rating by strategically utilising characters and stealth to solve increasingly complex puzzles with optimum timing.