Feel the power of love in February’s Xbox Games with Gold

More power than love

February is a month most closely associated with love. Xbox tries to play off this for its next set of free Games with Gold. It succeeds to some degree, but a more easily-identifiable theme might be power. Huey Lewis and the News would be proud of that combination.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is Xbox’s token nod at February. It’s a cooperative shooter, and the “lovers” in the title satisfies the Valentine’s Day condition. But, it’s also a game where you obliterate everything and that maybe more squarely makes it about power.

The other three titles are even more power-related. They are Project CARS (horsepower), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Jedi powers), and Monkey Island 2: Special Edition (Voodoo powers). The February tropes fall apart once you consider the other 75 percent of the list.

Here’s the schedule breakdown for February’s Games with Gold: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is available for the entire month. Project CARS slides into that mid-month spot and is free from February 16 through March 15. On the Xbox 360 side, Monkey Island 2 is free from February 1 through February 15; The Force Unleashed then takes over from February 16 through February 28. As a reminder, all Games with Gold Xbox 360 titles are playable on Xbox One through backward compatibility. 

Brett Makedonski
While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby...