Gaming equipment manufacturers have been trying to attract gamers in different ways. In a fiercely competitive market, technological advancements have enabled providing innovative offerings for them. Leading market players have been striving to consolidate their presence in the global market. Leading gaming console providers such as Microsoft and Sony have been offering free games for every month to attract gamers to opt for their consoles. The list has been released every month and May is not an exception. Xbox, the gaming console manufactured by Microsoft, offers various games for the remaining month of May for free. Xbox Live Gold members can opt for Metal Gear Solid V on the Xbox One. This game is available for grab between May 16 and June 15. In addition, Vanquish can be availed on the Xbox 360. This title can also be availed on the Xbox One owing to its backward compatibility. This game is available for only second half of May. Both games are available on the store.
Metal Gear Solid V is based in 1984. Nine years have passed since the events of MGSV: GROUND ZEROES and the fall of Mother Base. Snake a.k.a. Big Boss has been awakened from a coma. The Cold War has taken place and nuclear weapons have been influencing the global crisis. Motivated to take a revenge, Snake has formed a new private army and came back to the battlefield to pursue the shadow group, XOF.
The developer of the game METAL GEAR SOLID team has adopted various mature themes including the psychology of warfare and the atrocities that may take place for people indulging in its vicious cycle. This game has become one of the most anticipated games of the year. It has an open-world design, feature-rich game design, and photorealistic visual fidelity. MGSV: The Phantom Pain make its presence felt as one of the hallmarks in the gaming industry owing to its mature themes, cinematic storytelling, and engaging tactical gameplay.
Fox Engine has powered the cutting-edge technology of MGSV: The Phantom Pain. It will offer players a world-class gaming experience as there is a tactical freedom to accomplish the open-world missions. This will allow them to explore their own way to gain victory. Gamers will be able to travel across the world with tanks, jeeps, horseback, and on foot. In addition, players can call for AI companions whenever they need.
Vanquish is nothing but a sci-fi shooter game with fast and frantic combat system in right proportions. Gamers can play as Sam Gideon, a DARPA agent equipped with the Augmented Reaction Suit (ARS). This provides him an exceptional combat powers to avert attacks and kill enemies. If a lot of damage is done, ARM allows the DARPA agent to lower downtime and give him an edge in battle. This next-level gaming experience will be enhanced with unique offensive and defensive skills of agent and kinetic melee combat.
Along with these two games, there are more games available for Gold members. They can avail the recently launched Super Mega Baseball 2 for Xbox One. This is available for download throughout the month of May. Streets of Rage was also available for free download for Xbox 360 during the first half of May. It is interesting to see how gamers will respond to the free availability of games.