Xbox Games With Gold Offers Up the Original Star Wars Battlefront II and Outcast in April


Microsoft has revealed their April Xbox Live Games With Gold lineup, which includes your standard two Xbox One games and two Xbox/Xbox 360 games. Of course, the older games can be played on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Next month’s selection includes sci-fi action-RPG The Technomancer, classic PC adventure remake Outcast: Second Contact, the original (and superior) Star Wars: Battlefront II, and tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2. Check out a brief trailer for the new games, below.

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Here are Microsoft’s official descriptions of all four April Games With Gold titles:

The Technomancer

Take on the role of an ascending mage warrior in the action RPG title, The Technomancer. Feared and respected by all, you’ll develop four different combat skill trees based on three different fighting styles. Craft your weapons, take part in dynamic conversations and explore lost cities as your actions dramatically alter the story and world.

Outcast: Second Contact

Play the complete remake of the cult-classic that started the open world, action-adventure genre in Outcast: Second Contact. On Adelpha, an alien world as beautiful as it is dangerous, explore magic and science and make the right choices to save the destiny of two universes.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Take part in a battle far, far away in the classic Star Wars Battlefront II. Either play the campaign of a veteran clone trooper reminiscing of his time in the 501st Legion or enjoy multiple gameplay modes. Fight on foot in the front lines, use the force powers of a Jedi, or dogfight in space in your favorite starships, all in 16 exotic locations.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

Defend the nation from cross-border insurgents in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2. In this tactical shooter, command your unit and complete your missions in dynamic weather conditions and a real-time day and night cycle. You’ll have 72 hours to defeat the enemy across mountainous terrain, small towns and urban environments.

Star Wars: Battlefront II will be available from April 1 to 15, Outcast and Ghost Recon will be available on April 16, and The Technomancer can be downloaded all month long. As always, once you download a Games With Gold title, you’ll have permanent access to it, so long as you still have an active Xbox Live Gold membership.

Not a blowaway month by any means, but the original Star Wars: Battlefront II is some good old-school fun. What do you think? Any of this month’s Games With Gold strike your fancy?