'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' Features In February's Games With Gold

If you're still bummed out over the news that EA has cancelled its large-scale, open-world, Uncharted-like Star Wars title, next month's nostalgia-filled Games With Gold additions are certainly the droids (games) you're looking for... Well, at least one of them is.

Every month, Microsoft rewards Xbox Live Gold members with a selection of four old and new games. There's usually two Xbox One titles up for grabs, and a chance to revisit classic original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, too.

Whereas January featured a GAMINGbible 2018 Game Of The Year, Celeste, February's line up includes Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (2018), Super Bomberman R (2018), Assassin's Creed Rogue (2014), and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003). Looks like the oldies win this time round, eh.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is a retro-style action game, which was promised as a stretch goal for the 2015 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter campaign.

It will come alongside Assassin's Creed Rogue on 1 February, and stick around until the end of the month. But Ubisoft's stealthy, templar-focused title - the last AC game to launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 - will leave on 15 February.

Then Super Bomberman R, the biggest Bomberman game to date in terms of raw content, will be available on 16 February. Konami's explosive action-maze multiplayer hit will be here until 15 March.

So that leaves one more: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. We all played this, right? It was the first instalment in the Jedi Knight franchise, that allowed players to customise their character's appearance, as well as build and choose their lightsaber's hilt and blade colour.

Picking up the role of Jaden Korr, a student at the Jedi Academy, you were tasked to complete a number of missions by franchise favourite Kyle Katarn and the all-powerful Luke Skywalker.

But one of its most enjoyable features is its still-popular multiplayer mode. This is where gamers found Academy's combat to be the best that any Star Wars game had offered, and many believe this still to be the case; free-flowing controls allowed lightsabers to slice limbs without mercy, as they should.

What do you think about this line up? Will you be playing any? Which is the best game here? Make sure you let us know.

Featured Image Credit: LucasArts

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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