The offerings we get with Games with Gold have become gradually less impressive now that Game Pass is stealing all the highlights. That’s not to say the games are bad, but they’re either old or just alright if you like that kind of game. Still, free is free, I guess.
Game Pass subscribers still have Second Extinction joining the service on its launch into game preview this week and have recently received day-one releases of AAA titles Outriders and MLB The Show 21, so there’s still a silver lining. Assuming, of course, that you use Game Pass (and you should).
From Xbox Wire:
The May Games with Gold lineup is here! On the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, battle to claim the throne in Armello, and uprise and take over the overworld in Dungeons 3. And for our classic lineup via Backward Compatibility, put on the cowl and fight crime in Lego Batman, and rule and manage your island nation in Tropico 4.
Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. So will Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who receive all the fantastic benefits of Gold plus access to over 100 high-quality games with Xbox Game Pass.
- Armello ($19.99 ERP): Available May 1 to 31
- Dungeons 3 ($29.99 ERP): Available May 16 to June 15
- Lego Batman ($19.99 ERP): Available May 1 to 15
- Tropico 4 ($9.99 ERP): Available May 16 to 31
A grim fairytale board game comes to life, this swashbuckling adventure brings together the deep tactics of card games and the rich strategy of tabletop games, all combined into a character-building RPG. As the hero, you’ll wage epic battles, explore the vast kingdom, cast spells, and vanquish monsters, all with the ultimate goal of becoming the next King or Queen of Armello.
Help the Dungeon Lord succeed in conquest in this dungeon building, real time strategy game. Head the frontlines under the guidance of his chief lieutenant, the dark elf Thalya, and command the most terrifying army the world has ever seen. Choose among orcs, succubae, zombies, and more, and use every trick in the book to take down the do-gooders of the overworld once and for all!
He is vengeance… He is the night… He is Lego Batman. Build, drive, swing, and fight your way through Gotham as the caped crusader and his sidekick, Robin. And, in a gameplay twist, play as the villains in story mode and help in their nefarious plans to take over the city.
As El Presidente, the ruler of your small island nation, it is your job to gain the support of the people, negotiate with foreign superpowers, and even deal with any natural disasters which threaten your country. Test your political mettle and remember that everyone has an agenda, so while it’s good to keep your friends close, it’s better to keep your enemies closer.