As part of Microsoft's 360-to-Xbox-One transition strategy, the company is offering two free games a month to its Gold-level subscribers. The promotion is a fairly transparent bid to catch up with Sony's PlayStation Plus, which has offered free titles to subscribers for a while now.
Titles such as Assassin's Creed 2
and Halo 3
are promised to be in the pipeline, but Microsoft has elected to kick off their promotion
with another title: Defense Grid: The Awakening
Normally priced at 800 MP ($10 US), the 2009 tower defense game may strike many as a quiet start to Xbox 360's Games for Gold program. The title will be free to download from now until July 15th.
As has been pointed out by our readers, Xbox did indeed release Fable 3
under the Games for Gold program last month, making our observations here inaccurate. We have edited the title to reflect this.