Xbox Games with Gold for February 2017 announced

Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for February, 2017. If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you should definitely be cashing in on this every month, as it offers four free games (two Xbox One and two backward compatible Xbox 360). All you have to do is claim it during the required dates.

Here are this month's Games with Gold:

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Xbox One, February 1 - 28)

Explore a neon galaxy in your very own battleship in LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS SPACETIME, a thrilling 1- to 4-player couch co-op adventure. Take control of turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters, using teamwork to triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you don’t have to face it alone!CO-OP GAMEPLAYTeam up with up to three friends (or an AI space-pet) to man the different battle stations. All players fill important roles at all times, and nobody gets left behind.UPGRADEABLE SHIPSFind and combine powerful space-gems to customize your ship's weapons. Each gem gives different abilities, letting you learn the right tools for every situation.SIMPLE CONTROLS, DEEP CHALLENGEControlling your spacenaut is so simple that anyone can jump in quickly, but getting all players to work together like a well-oiled machine, battling a galaxy of evil robots – that’s the tricky part.WITH LOVE FROM OUR FRIENDSLovers in a Dangerous Spacetime was lovingly supported by The Gold Egg Project, the funding arm of The Behemoth, makers of Castle Crashers Remastered and BattleBlock Theater.

Project Cars Digital Edition (Xbox One, February 16 - March 15)

Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey! The digital edition of Project CARS includes the Limited Edition upgrade DLC pack, unlocking 5 legendary cars drivable in any game mode and showcased with special one-make series within your career!• Ford GT40 Mk IV• BMW M1 Pro Car• McLaren F1• Sauber C9• Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupe DTM Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project CARS represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise.Discover an unrivaled immersion fuelled by world-class graphics and handling that allows you to truly feel the road. Create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports and write your own tale in a sandbox career mode. Featuring an unprecedented track roster, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system as well as deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

Monkey Island 2: SE (Xbox 360, February 1 - 15)

More Pirates! More Adventure! More Monkeys! Relive the second hilarious swashbuckling misadventure of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he searches for the lost treasure of Big Whoop, attempts to win back the beautiful Elaine Marley and takes on the now evil zombie pirate, LeChuck! Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ faithfully re-imagines the original classic in signature special edition detail. Plus, interact with the world of Monkey Island™ like never before with new direct-character controls, an interactive object highlight system, behind the scenes art viewer and creator commentary featuring the original developers of Monkey Island™ 2: LeChuck’s Revenge™!

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360, February 16 - 28)

The Star Wars saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed! Take on the role of Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” in a new chapter of the saga set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Unleash over-the-top Force powers and devastating attack combos on enemies with unique behaviors and reactions every single time you play. Metal bends like metal, wood splinters like wood, and glass shatters like glass as you unleash the Force like never before. Scour the galaxy and defeat Jedi Masters on familiar worlds, including Cloud City, and on strange new worlds, such as the junk planet Raxus Prime. Destroy all who stand in your way in your ultimate quest to do Darth Vader’s bidding. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed allows you to feel the power of the Force like never before in a brand new Star Wars story where your decisions could change the ultimate destiny of the galaxy.

Keep in mind at the end of February that you'll only have 13 days to claim Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, rather than the usual 15, due to the shorter month.

Of course, you've also still got time to claim some of this month's Games with Gold. Word of Van Helsing: Deathtrap (Xbox One) and Rayman Origins (Xbox 360) are available until the end of the month, and you have until February 15 to claim Killer Instinct Season2 Ultra Edition (Xbox One).

The only requirements to get the games is to claim them within the specified dates and be an Xbox Live Gold member. If you ever cancel your subscription, you get to keep the Xbox 360 games, but not the Xbox One games; however, they'll be waiting for you if you ever activate it again.

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