Microsoft has introduced the Video games with Gold lineup for January, a group of titles that will have made extra sense popping up in October reasonably than ringing within the new 12 months. Nonetheless, free video games are free video games, so get able to take pleasure in 4 choices unfold throughout the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
As famous above, the upcoming Games with Gold would have felt far more at residence have been they arriving throughout the identical month as Halloween. You are slaying monsters in one of many video games, the undead in one other, carrying masks within the third, and the fourth has the phrase “Underworld” in its title.
Whereas all PlayStation Plus titles come out on the primary Tuesday of the month, Microsoft nonetheless likes to stagger their Gold entries. So do your greatest to maintain monitor of what’s accessible when and, if one thing catches your eye, make sure to snag it earlier than the following rotation.
We’ll begin with the Xbox One, the place Gold members can get their palms on The Unbelievable Adventures of Van Helsing III and ZOMBI. The previous will likely be accessible from Jan. 1-31 whereas the latter will be your from Jan. 16 — Feb. 15.
Van Helsing is an isometric journey sport clearly impressed by the Diablo sequence. You may run round a bunch of lush environments laying waste to monsters utilizing both your melee assaults or the assorted talents you achieve all through the sport. ZOMBI, then again, is about in London following a zombie outbreak. You may be on a quest to outlive in first-person, with a cool twist being that, for those who die, you respawn as a brand new character. The hook is that you have to discover your outdated character, now a member of the undead legions, and kill them if you wish to get your gear again.
Over to the Xbox 360 Video games with Gold roster and we have Tomb Raider: Underworld and the unique Military of Two. That first sport will be yours from Jan. 1-15, whereas the second is simply accessible from Jan. 16-31. As a reminder, backwards compatibility implies that each may also be performed on the Xbox One, so you’ll be able to obtain all 4 titles on that specific console for those who really feel so inclined.
Tomb Raider Underworld principally closed out the “outdated” adventures of Lara Croft, with the rebooted Tomb Raider video games taking the sequence in a extra life like route. Army of Two is a enjoyable third-person shooter that, whereas crass and immature, presents some enjoyable gunplay. Sadly, the servers are no longer active on this sport, so you may in all probability simply must sort out the terrorists as a military of 1. However that is what AI is for!
So there’s your lineup for January. Perhaps not probably the most mind-blowing roster, however not a horrible solution to kick off 2018. Share your ideas on the brand new Video games with Gold choices within the feedback under.