The Xbox One Games with Gold May 2017 lineup has already been confirmed by Microsoft and includes four games, three on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360.
The month starts out on Xbox One with the director’s cut version of platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream (May 1 – 31). It’s then followed by co-op action game Lara Croft (May 16 – June 15) and the Temple of Osiris (April 16 – May 15).
While on Xbox 360, Stars Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 starts out followed by Lego Star Wars: THE Complete Sage. May 1 – 15 and May 16 – 31 respectively.
Here are more details about the titles of the Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Gold for May:
1. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a interesting fast-paced platformer with a series of twists to make the game challenging.
Players can warp Giana’s dream into a dreadful world of curiosity, and changing her abilities and interactions. To achieve different levels of game play, players must use their abilities, speed, brains, and powers to defeat the dangers that occupy her twisted dreams!
The game also combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies and bosses.
According to Gamespot:
“Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a gorgeous, intelligent platformer. Beginning with a blatant Super Mario Bros. rip-off for the Commodore 64, the series was revitalized after last year’s successful Kickstarter campaign by developer Black Forest Games. The result is an ambitious game with variable mechanics, visuals, and music, all hinging on a well-implemented duality system.
Smart level design forces you to use all of your abilities and prepares you for encounters with the game’s unforgiving bosses. Instead of pointing out obvious pathways around every obstacle, Giana Sisters constantly pushes you to learn from your mistakes. It’s tough, but almost never unfair. It’s fast-paced, but sprinkled with hidden treasures for the adventurous among you.”
2. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is set up deep in the deserts of Egypt.
In this new adventure, Lara must join forces with imprisoned gods Horus and Isis and rival treasure hunter Carter Bell, to overthrow the evil god Set. So, join Lara and her team as they fight the elements of nature through ancient tombs and across the sands to win the battle against legendary deities and creatures of myth.
With the fate of the world at stake, Lara must recover the fragments of Osiris to stop Set from enslaving all mankind.
According to the developers:
“Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. This all-new adventure takes place in the Temple of Osiris, hidden deep in the deserts of Egypt. Lara Croft arrives at the temple, hoping to be the first inside, but rival treasure hunter Carter Bell has beaten her to the entrance. They each seek the Staff of Osiris, but they discover more than they bargained for. Upon entering the tomb, Carter removes the mythical Staff from its resting place and inadvertently triggers a trap cursing them both and unleashing the evil god Set. But the staff also awakens the gods Horus and Isis, the son and wife of Osiris. Now free from their ancient prison, they join forces with Lara and Carter in order to resurrect Osiris, the only god capable of removing the curse. As Lara and her companions fight their way across the sands and through ancient tombs, they will face gods and monsters of myth and legend. With the fate of the world at stake, Lara must uncover the fragments of Osiris to stop Set from enslaving all mankind.”
3. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Explore more of the hidden shadows of the Sith with this sequel to the hit game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Starkiller, Darth Vader’s apprentice, returns with over-the-top Force powers and embarks on a journey to discover his own identity and to reunite with his one true love, Juno Eclipse. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Starkiller is once again the pawn of Darth Vader — but instead of training his protégée as a ruthless assassin, the dark lord is attempting to clone his former apprentice in an attempt to create the Ultimate Sith warrior. The chase is on — Starkiller is in pursuit of Juno and Darth Vader is hunting for Starkiller.
With all-new devastating Force powers and the ability to dual-wield lightsabers, Starkiller cuts a swath through deadly new enemies across exciting worlds from the Star Wars films — all in his desperate search for answers to his past.
According to the developers:
“In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the world was introduced to Darth Vader’s now fugitive apprentice, Starkiller — the unlikely hero who would ignite the flames of rebellion in a galaxy so desperately in need of a champion. In the sequel, Starkiller returns with over-the-top Force powers and embarks on a journey to discover his own identity and to reunite with his one true love, Juno Eclipse.
In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Starkiller is once again the pawn of Darth Vader — but instead of training his protégée as a ruthless assassin, the dark lord is attempting to clone his former apprentice in an attempt to create the Ultimate Sith warrior. The chase is on — Starkiller is in pursuit of Juno and Darth Vader is hunting for Starkiller. With all-new devastating Force powers and the ability to dual-wield lightsabers, Starkiller cuts a swath through deadly new enemies across exciting worlds from the Star Wars movies — all in his desperate search for answers to his past.”
4. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is the third LEGO Star Wars video game and covers the events of all six Star Wars episodes in the saga.
The title comes with new characters to inspire a better experience during game play, making good inclusion for family gaming.
According to the developers:
“Experience the epic adventures of STAR WARS Episodes I – VI, through the fun and whimsical world of LEGO. Play as over 120 STAR WARS characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and more! Will you succumb to the dark side of the Force or become a Jedi Knight? Find your destiny.”
All fans need to do is head over to the Microsoft Store and log into their account to have a chance of installing the titles early.
We at Game Peddler can confirm that by accessing your account through the Microsoft Store, you’ll have WOVH appear in your library in no time.
The Xbox 360 titles are also available for Xbox One via backward compatibility. There is still a little time to pick up a of April’s Games with Gold.
Xbox announces the May 2017 Games with Gold