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V-Rally 4, Sensible World of Soccer lead a low-key month for Xbox Games with Gold in May

Those hoping for a blockbuster bonanza of a May for Xbox Games with Gold should probably take a moment to adjust their expectations; Microsoft has revealed its latest Games with Gold line-up, and it’s a bit of a low-key month, offering V-Rally 4, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr, Sensible World of Soccer, and Overlord 2.

V-Rally 4, developer Kylotonn’s 2018 revival of publisher Infogrames’ classic racing series, will be available to download from 1st May until 31st May for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Despite its pedigree (a few members of Kylotonn worked on the original games), Eurogamer’s Martin Robinson had mixed feelings about this fourth instalment when it came to Xbox One.

“Despite the eccentric handling, the slim car list that offers little by way of customisation, the poorly thought through career mode, the lumpy melange of modes,” he wrote in his review, “I’ve got a real soft spot for V-Rally 4. It’s unashamedly old-school, told with a spring in its step and with glimpses of the unhinged beauty and spectacle that made the racing genre shine back in its 90s heyday… just be warned that the past really was a different place, and this particular nostalgia trip can provide an awfully bumpy ride”.

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