Xbox Games with Gold May 2021 announced

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May’s Xbox Games with Gold have been revealed and there’s some nice ones to enjoy this coming month that involve delving into oceans, fighting for kingdoms and relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches of a tyrannical dictator’s island.  All games are available for those with a Gold subscription and with Xbox’s fantastic Game Pass and are all backwards compatible for the Series X/S.

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For the whole of May, players will be able to download the digital boardgame Armello.  This fairytale adventure combines character RPG, table top boardgames and tactical card play with a cast of fairytale animal folk and sees players face off against a variety of enemies to become the King or Queen of the beautiful, yet dangerous, land of Armello.  With it’s turn-based gameplay, players will be able to quest, hire agents, make alliances, cast spells and equip items during other’s turns.

Armello also features a day and night cycle that allows some heroes to gain certain advantages depending on the time of the day, it’s also possible that some groups of enemies also only appear when it is light or dark.

Starting 16th May is Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons 3, with its real time, dungeon building craziness that follows the story of Thalya, a dark elf sorceress.  Players are tasked with building Thalya’s underground lair and excavating enough stone as is needed to provide accommodation for herself and her minions.  The heart of the dungeon creates creatures called Snots who will do all the digging and this also serves as the player’s health and the main target for any would be heroes who venture in.

It is up to players to create space for creatures and monsters within the dungeon so that they can defend it from heroes but these can also be sent into the world above where the player will take control of them as they pillage and loot human lands.

May also sees the arrival of two classic Xbox 360 games, LEGO Batman and Tropico 4.  LEGO Batman sees our caped crusader battle the enemies of Gotham with all the humour we have come to love from the LEGO series of games, while Tropico 4 brings more opportunities for a good laugh as players take the role of Tropico’s loving and beneficent dictator.

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What do you think of May’s Games with Gold?  Do you think this is a return to form or still leaves much to be desired?  Share your thoughts on our social media pages.

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