New Xbox Live games and bonuses are available to download this weekend, courtesy of Microsoft.
Xbox One gamers have the official Games With Gold range to choose from, as well as a number of new demos that have been released on the Microsoft Store.
Angry Mob Games has released a new free demo for one of its latest gaming experiences, which can be downloaded today from the Xbox Game Store.
Brawlout, originally released in 2018 for Xbox One, is a colorful fighting game that earned average review scores after its console launch.
And while it’s not popular with everyone, Xbox Live Gold subscribers have little to lose by trying it out.
Downloading the new Brawlout demo will cost nothing; however, it has some limitations.
While the normal version of the game allows up to four players to compete in Timed, Stock, Team Battles, FFA, or Party modes, the demo version doesn’t have the same options.
DOWNLOAD THE BRAWLOUT DEMO FOR FREE
Each week, the Brawlout demo will feature three playable fighters, per rotation, and comes with the notification that all online modes are only available in the Full Brawlout version.
It has an age limit of 10+ and also has a small download size, which makes it easy to install on your console.
Players will only need 2GB of space on their Xbox One hard drive and will also need Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer gaming.
For those who need a refresher on Brawlout’s unique combat experience, you can read more below:
“By balancing the growing competitive scene with the board game roots of the genre, Brawlout hopes to cater to battle platform veterans, casual fans, and newcomers looking to make their mark.
“Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, responding to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters.
“Combined with familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and aerial dodging, Brawlout adds a few extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. The Rage Meter builds up as you deal and take damage, allowing you to either smash combos with Rage Burst or unleash hell with Rage Mode.
“The Rage Burst knocks back opponents, breaking their combos and allowing players to build headroom at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills up, you can activate Rage Mode, increasing the knockback you inflict while reducing the amount you take.
If Platformer combat isn’t your thing, then Xbox Live Gold players also have access to 70 other free games that can be downloaded on Xbox One.
These include titles like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and World of Warships: Legends, all of which can be found in the Xbox Game Store.
And if none of these stand out as a great option, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can also take advantage of the recently added Games with Gold May lineup.
These went live earlier this month, replacing The Technomancer and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2. Xbox Live Gold owners can now download Marooners and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon.
Marooners offers an open board game experience for up to six players on Xbox One. There are 25 different games and arenas to try, with Marooners also benefiting from a small download size.
The Marooners will be joined by The Golf Club 2 with PGA Tour on May 16, alongside Comic Jumper on Xbox 360.
For those who haven’t used it before, Games with Gold is available to all Xbox Live Gold members and can be redeemed from the Gold widget on the Xbox One home screen.
When you select a game, it’s stored in your account and ready to download when you log in to your console.