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HunterLeon

Forza Horizon 4 is a game I didn't know I needed in my life, but thanks to £1 XBox Game Pass I've fallen in love with it.

Has anyone tried the LEGO expansion yet? Any thoughts?

Previously "Buizel"

Eel

@BruceCM gold also gives you free games twice a month, and the 360/og Xbox ones are yours to keep even if your sub ends.

The Xbox one games you do need to buy if you run out of gold, but they remain “redeemed”, so you can unlock them again by getting more time of gold.

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ThanosReXXX

@BruceCM Well, no Live, no free games. And even for those alone, it's worth it. I myself don't even play that much online either, but you get around 500 - 700 euros of free games each year with a Live Gold subscription, so for around 40 euros on average per year, I'd say it's well worth it either way.

And Game Pass is only a rental service. It's good for being able to try out the entire available catalog, but you'd still have to buy the games if you'd like them and want to own them, contrary to Games with Gold, where you'll at least get to keep the original Xbox and Xbox 360 games.

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Grumblevolcano

The discounts with Gold are also larger.

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Eel

Oh right, gold always has discounts and they are often good

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BruceCM

Well, I don't usually keep physical games for even 1 month, @ThanosReXXX Mostly, once I've finished playing them, I trade them in.... I'm not sure if I'd like most of the free Games with Gold, though?

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Eel

Well, you don’t really need to keep a constant sub, it’s fine to have it for a while and let the sub die.

I personally only get it when to goes on sale.

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BruceCM

Yeah, you'd be told about the upcoming Games with Gold in time to get it if you wanted....?

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Eel

Each game stays up for like two or so weeks I think, you can just redeem them anytime during that period.

If you get physical cards then you can save them for when a game you want is up. Otherwise, when the sales are digital it’s usually so cheap it doesn’t matter what’s free at the moment

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ThanosReXXX

@BruceCM Really? Well, then you're talking to the wrong person, because I NEVER sell or trade in my games.
I only ever buy the ones I really want, and even once I've finished them, I'll always want to be able to go back to them every once in a while, or maybe after a couple of years, in which case it would be an absolute shame to find out that I don't have that game anymore, and/or that it's also not available anymore around that time.

And of course you don't have to download ALL the free games, but even then, you'd VERY easily get your money's worth from the 40-45 euro you'd have to pay for a yearly subscription. But of course, in the end, it's all up to you. All we can do is give you options and suggestions.

But another good point that people have mentioned, is that you also won't get any heavy discounts without Gold, so besides the monthly free games, that certainly is another good reason to get Xbox Live Gold, even if you don't even spend one single day gaming online...

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BruceCM

With so many games, @ThanosReXXX, there's very few I like enough to replay Especially with the longer ones! GamePass would be great for me I could try all sorts of games I wouldn't have risked buying

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ThanosReXXX

@BruceCM Well, there you go. Always good to have options, though, so I'd say keep all of them in mind, and once you've actually got the console, and have played on it for a couple of months, you might still come across some special games that you DO want to keep, or revisit, and in that case, Xbox Live Gold will always be there. You could always just take a single month, to grab some of the stuff you want, and to download games at a discount with Deals with Gold, unless of course, you're a physical games only person, in which case none of that matters.

I myself am 50/50 in that respect: I do buy a lot of games in an actual brick and mortar store, but I also own plenty of digital titles, thanks in large part to the Games with Gold initiative.

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BruceCM

Yeah, if there are GwG I want or whatever, @ThanosReXXX .... Do I gather xbox one can play most 360 games, too?

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BlueOcean

@BruceCM

Because of what you have shared with us until now, I'd advise you an Xbox One S bundle. These are some of the bundles on xbox.com but you can look elsewhere:
https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/xbox-one/consoles?xr=shellnav

Then just get Gold, Game Pass or Ultimate (Ultimate is Gold and Game Pass). The first month is £1 so get Ultimate the first time. Then you can get any of them whenever you want depending on the deals available. Gold gives you online gaming, discounts on games and free games and with Game Pass you can download and play games.

List of games with Gold, you can check every month to see what games you can get:
https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/live/gold?xr=shellnav#gameswithgold

These are the games available on Game Pass:
https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/xbox-game-pass/games?xr=shellnav

This is the list of backwards compatible games, most of them are Xbox 360 games and some are Xbox games:
https://majornelson.com/blog/xbox-one-backward-compatibility/

And... enjoy!

BlueOcean

Eel

Just remember to cancel auto renewals from your Microsoft account settings after you’ve purchased your trial.

Unless you do want it to renew automatically.

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BruceCM

Thanks, @BlueOcean .... I'd be getting a pre-owned console, though, since they're about £150-200 Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is included, right?
Yeah, I'm used to doing that, thanks, @Morpheel

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BlueOcean

@BruceCM No problem and yes, the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is backwards compatible and improved because Square Enix restored the high quality cut-scenes for both Xbox One S and X.

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BruceCM

Ooh, found an easier list... Jade Empire, KotoR, (not sure about 2nd of those) Heard good things about the 2 Alan Wake games & Alice: Madness Returns Would like to play the Castlevanias there, too! Too long a list, though

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DarthNocturnal

@Buizel

The Lego expac is pretty fun. It's more substantial then Fortune Island (which didn't take me that long to do almost everything, including achievements), and of course the Lego cars are amusing.

That said, there are a few things that make it feel rushed. There is currently only three Lego cars (all taken from the real Speed Champions theme), and one Barn Find... but the car from the find isn't actually in the game, and is coming in a future content update. Considering the time gap between Fortune Island's and Speed Champions' release, I can't help but wonder if they felt the need to push something out there. Thankfully, what is there is fun.

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BlueOcean

@DarthNocturnal You beat every game and every expansion hours after release. Meanwhile, I can't keep up!

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