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Xbox Games With Gold: 2 Free Games Are Up For Grabs

Here are the four free games you'll be able to snag in November 2020 through Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.

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Xbox Live Gold members can snag four free games via Games with Gold in November 2020, and the first two freebies are available now. This month's Games with Gold lineup includes games across three generations of Xbox systems, and they'll remain in your library for as long as you're a subscriber.

Aragami: Shadow Edition is free for the entire month, and it's a native Xbox One game that usually costs $25. It's joined by Swimsanity from November 16 through December 16. On the original Xbox side, the tactical warfare game Full Spectrum Warrior is free now through November 15, at which point it will be replaced by Lego Indiana Jones for Xbox 360 until the end of November.

Full Spectrum Warrior is an underrated gem for the original Xbox, and it just might be the standout this month. The game blends real-time action and strategy for a military simulation that remains unique well over a decade after its launch.

As always, all of these games are playable on Xbox One. They'll also all be playable on Xbox Series X and Series S when the two systems release, as both of them support every non-Kinect game that was playable on Xbox One. You can read our Xbox Series X review now.

Xbox Games With Gold For November 2020

  • Aragami: Shadow Edition: Available November 1 to 30 (Xbox One)
  • Swimsanity!: Available November 16 to December 16 (Xbox One)
  • Full Spectrum Warrior: Available November 1 through November 15 (Xbox)
  • Lego Indiana Jones: Available November 16 to November 30 (Xbox 360)

However, this month's Games with Gold lineup does look a little less impressive than what Sony is offering PS Plus members in November. Bugsnax will be free at launch on that platform, and the PlayStation Plus Collection will let PS5 players experience some of the best PS4 games right out of the gate. Because the PS5 doesn't arrive until November 12, only some of the PS Plus games will be available when the store updates on November 3.

Likely because of the low number of PS5 games that will be available out of the gate, Bugsnax will be free for two months, and Destruction AllStars will also be free for two months in 2021. The latter was originally going to be a $70 launch title. It was instead delayed to allow for the change.

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Xbox Games With Gold: 2 Free Games Are Up For Grabs

-That's unnecessarily misleading

'Free'?

Or, you receive them with your paid subscription?

How about being succinct to avoid being ambiguous or deceptive, like this-

Xbox Games With Gold: 2 Games Are Up For Grabs

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I've always wanted to try Aragami. Always reminded me of Tenchu.

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Garbage again.

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Another poop month for xbox. Didn't expect that to change anyway.

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@onehitta323: all about gamepass these days it seems. Bit if a shame as not everyone will have it and many will look forward to GWG. But I suppose things move on, Sony has been doing well in their monthly games recently much better than Xbox , but PS now isn’t very good. I guess pros and cons all round.

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Really weak compared to the games Sony has been giving out on PS Plus

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I could’ve sworn Lego Indiana Jones was already offered on Games With Gold.

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@fanboyman: Lego Indiana Jones 2 was offered. This time GWG is giving us Lego Indiana Jones(the first one) with our subscription.

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@fanboyman: it was. My son plays it and I certainly never paid for it

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@fanboyman: it was

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Kind of glad that I cancelled my Gold membership and only kept Gamepass. May just buy it monthly if they put out any decent games with gold.

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@redviperofdorne: Gold is part of Gamepass ultimate. You don't pay for both. If you old have Gold then that's all you have. But if you pay for Gamepass ultimate you also have Gold as part of that.

Worth it in my view

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Yikes.

Good news is i don't have any.

The bad is i don't have them for a reason.

I am excited to return to Full Spectrum Warrior

IMO the squad based games really peaked that PS2/OGxbox generation.

Socom2 was my main but my Freshman roomate was all bout FSW afterwards.

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@sippio: I'm praying for a new SOCOM game. It's time.

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Nice, I seem to recall Full Spectrum Warrior being fun on the PC back in the day. A lot of good shooters around that timeframe.

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Why even adverstise GwG anymore really. All resources should just be dumped into Gamespass which sells

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Sometimes I wonder why I am paying $60 a year for 'free' games.

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@gatsbythepig: If you paying 60 dollars a year then you are a complete ????. There are deals all the time where you should be able to get a nice 1 year subscription for half of that. My self i end up getting 13 months for the price of absolutely nothing. got a 1 year subscription from Bing rewards for 22,000 point's and they gave me 1 free month of Gamepass ultimate and i combine both of them for a 13 months subscription of gamepass ultimate.

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@doomsdayhell01: You used to be able to get it for half the price, but that stopped last year. The lowest you can get a year subscription to GWG is $50. You did not get a year subscription from bing with only 20,000 points. That's ridiculous, that's barely enough for a 3 month membership through rewards.

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@gatsbythepig: It was a paid service since the first Xbox to play online, the games came later. If you’re interested in a better deal of games, I would recommend for you to switch to GamePass Ultimate and get:

Xbox Live Gold

+

Xbox Game Pass PC

+

Xbox Game Pass Console

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xCloud

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EA Play

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@gamer_4_life: That's good info, but I am not paying double the money for a catalog of games I only occasionally want to play. I buy about 3-4 games a year, on sale, and I play them endlessly. I wish I had more time to play, but I don't, so paying more just doesn't make sense for me.

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@gamer_4_life: i have Ultimate & i dont have EA play.

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@sippio: EA Play is going to be activated with the suscription on November 10 (Series X/S release date). So a couple of weeks.

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God, "Full Spectrum Warrior" was so damn good. I'm not going to say that it's Pandemic's best game, but it's up there. Decades letter, I still need to try "FSW: Ten Hammers."

Useless trivia I remember from its original Xbox release: there's a code that unlocks the playable original version that was created for the U.S. Army.

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Aragami looked interesting.
Everything else here sucks though.

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Nice. I actually missed the humble bundle on PC that included the base game of Aragami so I am happy to get the Shadow Edition on Xbox.

I also don't have LEGO Indiana Jones and Swimsanity on any platform so getting them with GWG is a bonus. 3 out of 4 new games is always good news for me considering the huge numbers of games I own on PC.

The only game I own is Full Spectrum Warrior on steam where I have the complete version that included the 10 Hammers dlc. Even then Xbox offers an Army mode not available on any other platform.

Apparently it's possible to unlock a version of the original US Army training simulation of Full Spectrum Warrior upon which the retail FSW is based on in the Xbox version (but not on PC or PS2 versions) using a cheat code. The so-called 'Army mode' features "more enemies, civilians, open areas, levels, and difficulty," according to reports.

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Whilst Aragami is really good for an indie title this feels a little lackluster. I hope that M$ announce something for the Xbox Series S/X early adopters.

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Aragami is super fun.

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One downside of Gamepass is the Games with Gold selection has become very poor. They should just discontinue it and focus on making Gamepass an even better deal.

PlayStation just got Shadow of War and Hollow Knight. It’s just embarrassing at this point.

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@Ross_the_Boss6 said:

One downside of Gamepass is the Games with Gold selection has become very poor. They should just discontinue it and focus on making Gamepass an even better deal.

PlayStation just got Shadow of War and Hollow Knight. It’s just embarrassing at this point.

hollow knight has been on xbox game pass for the last few months. In fact I have it on my library. Playstation is embarrasing itself and so are you. Shadow of War was available on game pass last year july. Im not sure of its current status.

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@blaznwiipspman1: i didn't think he embarrassed himself..

'most' gamers aren't fanboys of any 1 console..

**It seems to rotate imo in which one has the better monthly not-free free games.

*i own Middle-Earth SDhadow of WAr on both consoles(coincidence)

and sucks i didn't get anything outta PS+ this month.

i am glad everyone gets to play SHadow@War.. it was a awesome playground to mess around in once u unlock most skills..

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@blaznwiipspman1: what kind of response is this? Are you 12? I said Gamepass is a great deal. Microsoft should focus on that. The monthly offerings for Xbox Gold are a joke.

Don’t be loyal to a brand, kid. It’s not doing you any favors.

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@Ross_the_Boss6: The games we get with gold are usually lame, in my opinion. I always get them because I have tons of storage space, but I don't play most of them. I agree with you. I don't want to pay for gamepass so I'm glad we still get games with gold though.

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@tuna_walker: Tuna,, buy it on speials like BlackFriday for the whole year.

*I agree with you that i don't play 99% of them either.

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@sippio: I get Gold and PS Plus for Christmas and my birthday. I never ask for anything else. Maybe I'll see if I can add Gamepass as well haha.

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@Ross_the_Boss6:

I played both Shadow of War and Hollow Knight on Gamepass already a long time ago.

Gamepass Ultimate is a great deal and I actually get to own 2 of the GWG titles every month permanently instead of just renting them on PS+.

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@firedrakez: still great games for people who normally subscribe to ps+

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@firedrakez: yes I said Gamepass is good.

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Is this a joke?

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Aragami i guess is good but everything else..... microsoft needs to step up its game with free games with gold imo the past like 6 months have been crap

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@impact455: Full Spectrum Warrior looks cool.

Esp if it gets MP going..

No respawns iirc. Similar to Socom

*AGreed it's a $h!t & probably will continue to be..

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No excuses for not playing Aragami now :-)

Its a stylish stealth game (Ninja approved?) from a small studio...give it a chance.

The other games...not my cup of tea
Lego Star Wars was a grind to complete it 100%...is Lego Jones the same?

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@sladakrobot: "Lego Star Wars was a grind to complete it 100%...is Lego Jones the same?"

Yes, and the much weaker game IMO.

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@thecupidstunts: thx

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