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 March 2017 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
Welcome to another month of Games with Gold! We have four exciting new games for you to add to your library in March: two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility.
Starting off in March on Xbox One is the first-person psychedelic horror game Layers of Fear, followed by E3 2014 “Game of Show” Evolve Ultimate Edition. Then on Xbox 360, and on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, is the classic first-person shooter Borderlands 2 and the action arcade game Heavy Weapon.
All games will be available for a limited time only as part of Games with Gold (see below for specific dates of availability), so get Xbox Live Gold now to get in on the action!
Layers of Fear ($19.99 ERP): Available from March 1-31 on Xbox One
Evolve Ultimate Edition ($49.99 ERP): Available from March 16-April 15 on Xbox One
Borderlands 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available from March 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Heavy Weapon ($9.99 ERP): Available from March 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Starting on March 1, play as a disturbed painter obsessed with finishing his masterpiece, haunted by his past and his own creations. Layers of Fear cleverly distorts art and architecture to make you question your own mind in this gorgeous and grotesque psychedelic horror game.
Then on March 16, come back for Evolve Ultimate Edition, an adrenaline-pumping 4v1 first-person shooter where one player controls a powerful monster and must evade and outsmart a team of four player-controlled hunters. With endless combinations of hunters, monsters, maps and game modes to choose from, no two hunts will ever be the same. It’s survival of the fittest and any side can win. Includes additional skins and character unlocks.
On Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, Borderlands 2 is free to Gold members starting on March 1 for a limited time! After being left for dead by Handsome Jack in the frozen tundra of Pandora, you must fight for revenge and survival in the critically acclaimed shooter. Play with up to three friends or conquer your enemies alone in this high-octane shoot-n-loot game.
Finally, we have Heavy Weapon that comes packed with frantic arcade shoot ’em up action. The retro style of Heavy Weapon compliments its classic shooter action and brutal, addictive gameplay. With 19 story-based missions, survival mode and online co-op, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off your gaming skills.