It’s a new year, but it’s also a new month, and that means another four free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, courtesy of Games with Gold.
Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion also work with Xbox One in Backwards Compatibility mode too. So it’s a great time to be an Xbox One owner.
Here’s what’s free this month.
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
Normal pricing: $19.99
Free availability: January 1 to January 31
Description: A wide variety of horrors to defeat: invaders come in 3 races and more than 40 different types; the countless combination of monster abilities will make the invading swarms even more colorful. – Make your legendary weapons even more effective: artifact crafting gives you new ways to experiment with lethal magical items. – King of the Maze: the leaderboards and the rank system lets you compete with other players.
Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra
Normal pricing: $39.99
Free availability: January 16 to February 15
Description: The Ultimate KI Season 2 pack. 8 new fighters (starting with TJ Combo & Maya), 8 costumes, 16 premium accessory packs — all released as the season progresses. Plus the KI2 Classic game. Fight On!
Normal pricing: $14.99
Free availability: January 1 to January 15
Description: The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.
Normal pricing: $14.99
Free availability: January 16 to January 31
Description: Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil and the Raving Rabbids returns to his roots to bring us Rayman Origins: a new 4-player co-op comic adventure set in a lush, 2D world, teeming with unexpected secrets and outlandish enemies. When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by “nefurrious” Darktoons, it is up to Rayman and his buddies Globox and the Teensies to save the day. Their challenge, restore peace to the Glade or witness their beloved home vanish like a bad dream.
<p>Rayman Origins is an outstanding game – great multiplayer for kids who have mostly grown out of Mario.</p>