Xbox Live Gold members can play NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania, and more for free this weekend
Microsoft is offering up another round of Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold members this weekend. Following on from last week’s edition, there are three new games that can be played at no additional cost during this weekend.
The games included in this round are NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania, and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. They’re available to play for free starting today, February 13, at 12:01AM Pacific Time and until Sunday, February 16, at 11:59. If you like what you play this weekend, the games will also be available at discounted prices temporarily, so you can continue where you left off.
NBA 2K20 is the latest iteration of basketball games from 2K Games, so it should already be pretty familiar. Here’s Microsoft’s description:
Play as Team LeBron or Team Giannis, check out All-Star and premium apparel in the Neighborhood, or collect All-Star themed cards in MyTeam. With best in class graphics and gameplay, groundbreaking game modes, and unparalleled player control and customization, NBA 2K20 is the closest thing to actually playing in the league. Don’t miss the NBA’s biggest weekend of the year now in NBA 2K20!
If you’re interested in buying the game after you try it, every edition will be 67% off for the next few days. That makes the Standard Edition just $19.79, the Digital Deluxe Edition $26.39, and the Legend Edition $32.99.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is an HD remaster of the 2006 platforming title that launched on the Wii. Here’s the description:
Experience the magic and joy of a classic title in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. Now remastered in glorious HD, challenge your friends in 10 fan-favorite party games or race through over 100 stages to take back your bananas from the space alien pirate king. Hold onto your bananas as one of the most beloved titles in the series rolls your way!
If you want to buy the game, you can currently get it for $29.99, which is 25% off its regular price.
Finally, Sonic Mania is a retro-themed take on the Sonic franchise, heavily inspired by the blue blur’s gaming roots. The title has been critically acclaimed and has an 83% score on Metacritic for the Xbox One version. Here’s the description from Microsoft:
The ultimate experience of the past and future awaits in Sonic Mania. Featuring an all-new adventure with your favorite characters, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, relive the Sonic games of the past with exciting new twists. Unique bosses, rolling 2D environments, and fast-paced gameplay bring retro platforming to the future at a blistering 60fps.
During the Free Play Days, you’ll be able to buy Sonic Mania for $9.99, half of its regular price.
Unlike last week’s titles, these games are actually not included in Xbox Game Pass, so now may be a good time to try them and buy them if you like what you see. If you have Xbox Game pass Ultimate, it includes Xbox Live Gold, so you can also try the games for free this weekend.