Xbox Live Gold members always have access to some amazing titles each month, free of charge. The month of April is no different. Members can look forward to getting Outcast - Second Contact in place of Place vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. \nIf you’re not familiar with Outcast - Second Contact, it’s a remake of the original action-adventure title that came out back in 1999. This re-imagined title comes equipped with many more features, improved gameplay, and HD graphics. It certainly is worth checking out if you’re a fan of the original or are looking for a fun story to get wrapped up in. \nThe game’s plot revolves around the discovery of a parallel planet called Adelpha. The government — having discovered a portal to it — sends a probe through. Unfortunately, it’s intercepted by a native of Adelpha and damaged — which threatens the existence of both realities. \nYou take on the role of Slade, who’s tasked with escorting a group of scientists through this portal to restore the probe and humanity itself. Along the way, you’ll run into a series of obstacles and challenges that threaten both worlds. \nAdelpha is still to this day amazing to explore. There are so many areas to experience. Since you have no real map markers to take advantage of, you’ll be doing a lot self-exploration. Along the way, you'll be rewarded with culture and captivating character interactions. \nThe Talan people that live on this planet are amazing to engage with. The personality of the main protagonist, Slade, is also endearing. He’s very witty and his personality juxtaposes quite nicely with that of the Talon inhabitants. \nThe graphics are much improved from the original. This is the way Outcast — Second Contact was meant to be played. Moving back to the story, you’ll find companionship with plenty of the inhabitants on Adelpha. The developers at Appeal did a phenomenal job with their character building. \nThe main thing you need to keep in mind when playing this game is the added freedom you have. There will be points when you’re not sure what direction to go in. You’re thus forced to explore the map quite extensively. Along the way, you’ll find out relevant details about the Talon people and will even get directions. \nIf you’re okay with this type of self-exploration, this game should be a welcome addition to your game library. Best of all, you don’t have to pay a dime for it. Get ready to explore an alien planet that’s full of life, color, and personality.