One of the very best decisions that console makers Microsoft and Sony have made, is to offer free games to those who are members of their Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus programs each month. Hundreds of dollars worth of games for free each year. It makes the pill that is having to pay to play (online) much, much easier to swallow.
The four free games being offered to Xbox Live Gold members for Games With Gold in January 2017 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
Games with Gold is rolling out four titles for you to add to your game library for January 2017; two new games for Xbox One and two classics for Xbox 360.
For Xbox One it’s the highly-anticipated ID@Xbox tower defense action-RPG hybrid, World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap followed by the spectacular fighting game, Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition. On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility) it’s a pair of critically-acclaimed adventures with The Cave and then Rayman Origins.
All games will be available for a limited time as part of the Games with Gold program, so make sure to have Xbox Live Gold to get in on the action!
*World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap ($19.99 ERP): Available from January 1-31 on Xbox One
*Killer Instinct Season2 Ultra Edition ($39.99 ERP): Available from January 16-February 15 on Xbox One
*The Cave ($14.99 ERP): Available from January 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
*Rayman Origins ($14.99 ERP): Available from January 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Starting on January 1, defeat your enemies with deadly weapons, spells, and your own special skills in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap. This galore tower defense and action-RPG hybrid comes with a versus mode, a cooperative campaign, and an extensive single-player campaign that tasks you with defending the world against the horrors of the void.
Then on January 16, unlock new combatants, more stages and Killer Instinct 2 Classic, the port of the iconic arcade fighting game, with Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra. This legendary fighting franchise is a must-own for fighting game fans, with unique characters, fluid gameplay, and an open-ended combo system. Battle friends and challenging AI at home, or unleash your skills online against players around the world and in monthly ranked leagues.
On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One via backward compatibility), The Cave is back and free to Gold members on January 1! Assemble a team from an unlikely set of adventurers and plunge into The Cave, a whimsical adventure platformer by Double Fine and Ron Gilbert. Descend by yourself or bring your friends along on your hilarious quest with local co-op.
And the platforming legend returns with Rayman Origins on January 16! With over 60 levels ranging from high-definition platforming to musical ensembles to epic boss fights, Rayman will have his work cut out for him in rescuing the Teensies and saving the Glade. Luckily, he’s not alone, with a wide cast of playable characters from throughout the series.
Not the best month they’ve done. But The Cave is one I’ve been meaning to play for a while now, so that makes up for the ones I’m not so interested in.