April’s Xbox Games with Gold include Ryse: Son of Rome

The two main console powerhouses, Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, have been competing for a while now. Although Sony seems to be winning, there is something to be said about Microsoft’s dedication to making as many Xbox 360 games as possible backwards compatible on Xbox One. One of the competing areas is the subscription service, PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold, both of which also bring free games every month to the subscribers. Let us take a look at Xbox’s offer for April.

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Xbox 360 (both games backwards-compatible on Xbox One)

  • Darksiders (April 1 to April 15) – action RPG/hack-n-slash set in the universe where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse exist. The game was a success, both critically and sales-wise, but this did not help the publisher THQ survive on the market.
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – The final chapter in the so-called ‘Ezio Trilogy’, and a direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed II.

Xbox One

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Available for the whole month) – a 3rd persion action adventure/hack’n’slash that was a launch title for the Xbox One. The game is set in an alternate version of Rome, following the life of the Roman Centurion Marius Titus. The gameplay emphasis was placed on the ‘flow’ of combat, going quickly from one enemy to the other, applying the technique of combos and quick time events.
  • The Walking Dead: Season One (April 16 to May 15) – the episodic interactive drama graphic adventure survival horror game (phew! that one is from Wikipedia) by Telltale Games was one of their first great successes, featuring a heart-rending story set in the Walking Dead comic’s fictional world.

In competitor’s news, Sony’s having a great discount sale on its exclusives. Solid times for console owners, it seems.