February 2016 Games With Gold Includes Styx, Hand of Fate, More

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Microsoft has announced the February 2016 lineup of free games coming to their Xbox Live Games with Gold program.

You can find the entire list of games below:

Xbox One

  • Hand of Fate – Available the entire month
  • Styx: Master of Shadows – Available from February 16th to March 15th

Xbox 360

  • Sacred Citadel – Available from February 1st to February 15th
  • Gears of War 2 – Available from February 16th to February 29th


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  1. Immahnoob
    January 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I still have to finish both Hand of Fate and Styx: Masters of Shadows.

    They’re clogging my memory for now :(

  2. Thomas B.
    Thomas B.
    January 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Great Month! I’m looking forward to Hand of Fate and Gears of War. :)

  3. sanic
    January 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Huh don’t really want those, pretty sure the sacred one is the worst of the lot.

  4. alterku
    January 27, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    So I guess for XBone this is the month of “games with good ideas, but very poor design/gameplay choices.”

    360 is solid if you haven’t played either of those.

  5. Superscooter
    January 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Amazing month, unlike what Sony has been pulling…

  6. koreawut
    January 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Sadly the power to my outlets recently stopped working… and I just bought a 12 month subscription yesterday. I guess it’s a good thing none of these games interest me.

  7. ZeLL2K
    January 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Don’t want to start something here but I’ll bite…Yeah it’s a pretty good month for Xbox but you can’t exactly go apples to apples with what Sony is doing. If you look at it historically hell just the past 2 years and only Xbox ONE compared to PS4 and it does indeed seem better to the Xbox side I even started calling the PS4 the “Indie Station 4”. Now look including the legacy consoles (PS3/Vita) and Sony is giving a better deal overall.

    When you look at both libraries you can see they have been keeping it balanced but people will always want more for what the pay for. Styx offered for next month on XBL was on PS+ IGC last year. Hand of Fate looks pretty interesting and PS4 is getting Helldivers.

    So pick your poison both services have their ups and downs.

    Game on.

  8. Superscooter
    January 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Your logic is flawed in that indie games are inherently bad.

    This is not the case with quite a few PS4 Plus months. People just like to bitch. A lot.

    However, it was a lot of people’s fault for voting for Grow Home a few months ago, just because it was made within an “indie sect” of Ubisoft. Armello was the infinitely better choice…

  9. ZeLL2K
    January 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Oh I’m not saying indies are bad just the people showed interest (a lot) so Sony has focused on that for PS4, some like it others don’t. MS on the other hand has been picking just some indie games for GWG and classics for the 360. This can be good or bad depending on how you look at it, if you happen to have both the 360 and Xbox one some of those if not all will land in the backward compatibility list so you will also get a Xbox one download for that one.

    What I meant to convey in my response to your original comment is that depending on how you look at it right now Sony is doing “worse” but it’s not really the case.