The weekend starts here! Unfortunately, there aren't any Xbox Live Free Play Days titles to take advantage of over the next few days, but over 250 games are available as part of this week's Xbox Live sale, and there are plenty of new Xbox Game Pass titles to sample aswell. Here's what we're playing over the next couple of days:
Fraser Gilbert, News Editor
It looks like I'll be playing a lot of Golf With Your Friends this weekend. My fiancée took a liking to it following its addition to Xbox Game Pass last week, and I've also had some really enjoyable online games with my friends over the past few days. The Worms course is particularly fun (and difficult), and I'm also surprised at how well implemented the hockey mode is. Lots of fun to be had with this one.
I'd like to try and spend some more time with Red Dead Redemption 2 this weekend as well. I've owned the game for some time now, and only scratched the surface of what it has to offer. At this rate, I might just be finished by the time Grand Theft Auto VI rolls around! Enjoy your weekend, folks.
Liam Doolan, News Reporter
I've been playing Golf With Your Friends (with my own friends) for a number of years now on PC. I've already got hours of entertainment from it, so when I found out the game had been released on Xbox Game Pass earlier this week, I downloaded it right away. I'm happy to report the console port is in a good state - I even went online and managed to take out a win on the Candyland courses.
Apart from a round of golf this weekend, I'm also considering trying out the new but old release, Saints Row: The Third Remastered. I've never really given this series a chance, so now might be the time to drop into the streets of Steelport and cause some chaos.
PJ O'Reilly, Contributing Writer
Hello. This weekend I’ve decided to get right into Alan Wake of all things. I’ve always wanted to play it and just never quite got round to it, but now it’s available on Xbox Game Pass so I’m diving in one episode per night until I’m done. And then, depending on how I like it, I’ll be firing straight into Quantum Break which has also somehow passed me by. Maybe I should go the whole hog and replay Control when I’m done as well. So many possibilities.
Elsewhere, my son and I are very excited to get started on Minecraft Dungeons and have been biding our time by making a concerted effort to actually “beat” Minecraft. We’ve found a stronghold, located its End Portal and are currently about three Ender Eyes short of activating it. Fingers crossed we’ll have that nasty dragon done in by Tuesday. Have a good weekend, pals.
Which Xbox games will you be playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments.