Games with Gold for March 2020 Includes Batman, Sonic, and More

Games with Gold for March 2020 Includes Batman, Sonic, and More

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Xbox has revealed its Games with Gold lineup for March 2020. As always, the list includes four games across no fewer than two generations of Xbox. This month's foursome includes the next chapter in Telltale's Batman saga, as well as three series from the previous decades remade in their more modern images. Here's everything to expect if you're a subscriber to Xbox Live or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season - Available March 1 to 31 on Xbox One

The Enemy Within is the second and possibly final season of Telltale's take on the caped crusader. Heavily focused on the origins of Joker, this five-episode arc continues to also flesh out the duality of Bruce Wayne and Batman. The second season fared better overall than the debut effort and there's definitely enough room for another season should the resurrected Telltale, comprised in part of devs from the now defunct original studio, decide to do it. It has an OpenCritic score of 81.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Available March 16 to April 15 on Xbox One

Half-Genie Hero is Shantae's first HD adventure after debuting way back on Game Boy Color in 2002. Since then, she's seen something of a surge as the 2D platformer series has released four games since 2010. This one in particular was a hit in 2016, as evidenced by its 81 on OpenCritic, just like Batman above.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 - Available March 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360

Though Castlevania fans may feel starved for sequels while Konami rests on the IP, this may not be the sequel to rekindle your love for it. With a lowly 62 on OpenCritic, it's more likely used as an excuse for Konami to never go back to the series. Still, a complimentary game is easier to digest than one you directly purchased, so maybe in that way it's worth a look.

Sonic Generations - Available March 16 to 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360

Sonic is enjoying what feels like his four or fifth renaissance since debuting so many years ago on Sega. That sort of ebb and flow of the beloved hero is seen not just in his recent hit movie, but also his review reception for Generations,which, while predating OpenCritic by a few years, was received well elsewhere at launch, making it yet another positively reviewed game in a series that has been all over the map.

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