The end of November will be here before you know it, which means Xbox Live Gold members are running out of days to download this month’s games for free. The titles in question are Race the Sun for Xbox One and Dante’s Inferno for Xbox 360. As with all Games with Gold, the latter is also playable on Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.
Race the Sun is an endless flying game in which you pilot a solar-powered aircraft that soars toward the setting sun on the horizon. If the sun goes down, you’ll run out of power, ending your run. To keep flying (and accumulating points), you need to avoid the many obstacles in your way and make good use of speed boosts and other upgrades you can collect.
In GameSpot’s 8/10 Race the Sun review, Chris Watters wrote, «The smooth sensation of flight through the austere landscape is both relaxing and intense, bringing with it the joy of escaping danger and the agony of meeting with disaster. Objectives and relays capitalize on these core mechanics, building out ways to enjoy the game beyond the basic play experience.»
Dante’s Inferno is a God of War-like brawler that’s inspired by an Italian epic poem. You play as Dante, a Templar knight who battles through nine circles of Hell to rescue his beloved from Lucifer himself. In our 6.5/10 Dante’s Inferno review, Tom McShae wrote, «Dante’s Inferno is certainly fun during those hectic first few hours, but there is little reason to play beyond those parts. It’s not worth visiting hell without the promise of heaven on the other side.»
And if you haven’t picked it up yet, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can still grab Battlefield 1 for free between now and the end of November. It might whet your appetite for Battlefield V, which launches later this month.
November 2018 Games with Gold
- Battlefield 1 (November 1-30)
- Race the Sun (November 16-December 15)
- Victor Vran (September 16-November 15)
- Assassin’s Creed (November 1-15)
- Dante’s Inferno (November 16-30)