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Xbox Live Gold Subscription

To access the Xbox online store you need an Xbox Live Silver account. To be able to play games online with other people you need an Xbox Live Gold account.

Xbox Live Gold usually costs £6.99/month. Once you have purchased a game that offers online play, this monthly subscription enables you to play with friends. The subscription also offers a few free games each month and good discounts.

You can access a larger catalogue of free games on your Xbox via Xbox Game Pass that provides over 100 top tier games and additional discounts.

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DetailsGames on Subscription

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3+ to PEGI 18+
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB MATURE 17+
Release dates: 1994 - 2021
Platforms:
Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Platform, Puzzle, Racing, Role-Playing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Strategy and Turn-Based
Total Likes: 202
Free Games: 2
Discounted Games: 18
 

 

Lego (Series)

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 01/02/2005, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, GameCube, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Developer: @TTGames

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

The combination of Lego, a popular film franchise and a video game is a rich recipe for gaming fun. The series of Lego games has developed since the first release on Nintendo DS. Not only do these games offer a chance to explore, destroy and fight in a...

Rocket League

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 28/08/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Sports

Accessibilty: 33 features

Developer: @PsyonixStudios

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 6 players online

Drive futuristic cars to score goals with an oversized football. It’s another game that sounds ridiculous but is actually a huge amount of fun to play and requires a lot of expertise. What’s not obvious from the start is the level of control that...

Jump King

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 03/05/2019

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Platform

Developer: @NexileGames

Players: This is a single player game

Jump King is a high stakes jumping game, where you control a character ascending a series of increasingly spread out platforms. You can control how high each jump is by the length of your button press. This enables you to judge difficult and long jumps...

Brunch Club

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 29/08/2019

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty: 16 features

Developer: @FoggyBoxHQ

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

Brunch Club is a cooking game where you possess and move food around the kitchen to complete different recipes. This unusual way to cook creates a unique and silly challenge you take on with up to four people.

Dishonored (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 09/10/2012, updated in 2017

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibilty: 20 features

Developer: @ArkaneStudios

Players: This is a single player game

Dishonored is an adventure game series set in the fictional, plague-ridden industrial city of Dunwall. You play Corvo Attano, bodyguard to the Empress of the Isles. But you are framed for her murder and forced to become an assassin.

Gonner (Series)

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 22/10/2020

Price: 20% off

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting

Developer: @DittoMat

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

Gonner 2 is a running and jumping game where you defend yourself by shooting enemies in a chaotic procedural environment as a small character called Ikk. You'll need a large amount of patience as you die a lot. To progress you need to hone your shooting...

Battlefield (Series)

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 19/10/2018

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting

Developer: @EA_DICE

Players: You can play this with 64 players online

Battlefield V is the latest in a series of first-person shooting games set in various locations, such as Norway, France and Germany, during World War II. Like Call of Duty this aims to recreate the adrenaline, excitement and...

XCOM (Series)

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 01/01/1994, updated in 2017

Price: 80% off

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting, Shooting, Strategy and Turn-Based

Developer: @FiraxisGames

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online

X-Com (which became XCOM) is a science fiction strategic battle game where you control units to stop an alien invasion. The long running series has come in many forms, but always has in common the finely tuned turn-based ground combat where you control...

Summer in Mara

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/06/2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Developer: @ChibigStudio

Players: This is a single player game

Summer in Mara is a farming game with a strong narrative about an adventurous girl called Koa. With a full day-night and season cycle, you can take the challenge on at your own pace as you build your farm and explore the world around you.

Watch Dogs 2 (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 15/11/2016

Price: 80% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibilty: 7 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Watch Dogs 2 is a futuristic adventure game where you explore a city and use technology to foil your enemies. It's the second game in the series and set in a fictionalised San Francisco Bay Area. You explore the city on foot or in vehicles that you can...

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 14/05/2019

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty: 2 features

Developer: @AsoboStudio

Players: This is a single player game

A Plague Tale: Innocence follows Amicia and her little brother Hugo as they use stealth to escape soldiers and swarms of rats. Against the stark threat and darkness of the world, the sibling relationship develops as the two learn to trust one another....

The Crew 2 (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 02/12/2014, updated in 2018

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Open World and Racing

Accessibilty: 10 features

Developer: @IvoryTowerOffic

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 8 players online

The Crew is a series of open-world racing and exploration games set in a scaled down version of the United States. The emphasis is on enjoyable and exciting driving more than realism. It's a lot like Forza Horizon, although can be played on PlayStation...

Grand Theft Auto V (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2019

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Android, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Shooting

Accessibilty: 1 feature

Developer: @RockstarGames

Players: You can play this with 30 players online

Grand Theft Auto is a series of action-adventure game where you travel around one large location taking part in different criminal activities: pulling off heists, with lots of shooting and stealing and driving a variety of cars and other vehicles.

Disintegration

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 15/06/2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting and Strategy

Developer: @V1Interactive

Players: You can play this with 10 players online

Disintergration is a sci-fi shooting game, from some of the developers behind Halo and XCom, that combines first-person combat and real-time battlefield strategy.

Deep Rock Galactic

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 13/05/2020

Price: 35% off

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty: 18 features

Developer: @GhostShip_Games

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Deep Rock Galactic is shooting game where you play a team of dwarves in a totally destructible world. You explore caves and battle enemy hordes that are different each time you play (like Left 4 Dead).

The Falconeer

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 10/11/2020

Price: 25% off

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty: 6 features

Developer: @TheFalconeer

Players: This is a single player game

The Falconeer is an action game where you play a pilot who flies a weaponised falcon through dramatic locations. You battle the rivalling factions to uncover the secrets of long-forgotten gods and ancestors. Although the game-play is all flying and...

Taxi Chaos

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 28/02/2021

Price: 20% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Open World and Racing

Developer: @LionCastleEnt

Players: This is a single player game

Taxi Chaos is a racing game that you play in a large open city. You're driving around the city picking up and dropping off passengers earning fares as you drive. The aim is to rush around, pick up passengers and successfully drop them off at their...

Kerbal Space Program

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 31/03/2016

Price: 55% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Creative, Open World and Simulation

Developer: @SquadDevs

Players: This is a single player game

Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation game. You direct a space program, staffed and crewed by aliens. It looks like a cute game for kids, but under its comic exterior is a hugely complex and engaging space simulation.

Watch Dogs Legion

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 29/10/2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Accessibilty: 49 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Watch Dogs: Legion is an adventure game, the third instalment in the Watch Dogs series. It's set in a fictionalised future dystopian London. You play hackers in group DedSec seeking to clear their name for bombings in the city.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 10/11/2020

Price: 25% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibilty: 33 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: This is a single player game

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the twelfth game in the Assassins Creed Series, an open world action-adventure that takes place over several main story quests as well as many optional side missions.


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