MARCH is nearly upon us, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers have a new set of games to download for absolutely free!
But what games are going to be on offer? Read on to find out…
Games With Gold is Microsoft’s answer to PlayStation Plus
What are March’s Games with Gold?
This month, you’ll be able to download Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion all month long.
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is also available from March 16-April 15.
Classic game fans have their usual pair of older options — from March 1 to March 15 you can download and play Xbox classic Star Wars: Republic Commando, while from March 16 to March 31 you can get the Xbox 360 game Metal Gear Rising.
As ever, both older games will be playable on Xbox One.
What were February’s Games With Gold?
All month long players could download Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon for Xbox One.
This retro Castlevania-esque action game came out last May — and if it passed you by then, you should definitely check it out.
From February 16 (until March 15) you could add Super Bomberman R to your collection , if you’re hankering for more action with an old-school flavour.
There were also some older-system games for you to check out — there’s the Xbox 360 Assassin’s Creed Rogue (available from February 1-15) and the Xbox Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (February 16-28).
INTI CREATES Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit style retro action game that is well worth checking out
What were January’s Games With Gold?
January’s Xbox Games With Gold line-up included one of the 2018’s greatest games, Celeste.
The other Xbox One freebie was the racing game WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship, which is available until February 15.
The Xbox 360 Games with Gold for January were acclaimed titles as well, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the first game free from January 1 to 15.
The latter half of the month gave gamers the option to collect Far Cry 2. Via backwards compatibility, both games are playable on Xbox One.
XBOX Here are the January games to download next month
What are December Games With Gold?
December’s Xbox Games With Gold line-up includes original Xbox Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.
The cult status title was developed by studio Pandemic and published by LucasArts – and was launched in 2005 on Xbox and PlayStation 2.
The other Xbox 360 title is BioWare’s Dragon Age II, which you can download from December 1 to 15.
Via backwards compatibility, both games are playable on Xbox One.
What were November Games with Gold?
In November Xbox Oners could engage enemies in the critically acclaimed shooter Battlefield 1.
Stamina was tested in Race the Sun and on Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility.
The original Assassin’s Creed was available and a nerve-shattering chance to confront fierce monsters, demonic creatures — and also your own personal sins — in Dante’s Inferno.
What were October’s Games with Gold?
Overcooked!, the simulation cooking game from British indie developer Ghost Town Games, was free all month long.
Meanwhile, you had a month to download the Xbox One action role-playing video game which started on October 16.
As ever there were two backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games in the package too.
Stuntman: Ignition was available to download and play from October 1 to October 15, while Hitman: Blood Money was available from October 16 to Halloween (October 31).
Xbox You’ve got four games to play with — and they’re all playable on Xbox One
What were September’s Games with Gold?
On Xbox One the games available for free download were Prison Architect, and Livelock.
While on the Xbox 360 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Sega Vintage: Monster World were available.
What were August’s Games with Gold?
On Xbox One the games available for free download were Forza Horizon 2 and For Honour.
While on the Xbox 360 Dead Space 3 and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two were available.
July had an indie vibe on Xbox One and a little bit more of a feisty vibe on the backwards compatible games.
What were July’s Games With Gold?
The July 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold line-up featured
Assault Android Cactus (July 1-31)
Death Squared (July 16-August 15)
Xbox 360 (playable on Xbox One)
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (July 1-15)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction (July 16-31)
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What is Xbox Games With Gold?
Games With Gold is Microsoft’s answer to the free games you get with Sony’s PlayStation Plus.
You can get the free games on Xbox if you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold – something that’s required for online play.
Then, each month you receive four free games, two on the latest console and two for the previous generation.
These are yours to keep for as long as you have your Xbox Live Gold membership running.
Sony’s PlayStation Plus also do their own monthly free games bonanza.