For March, Games with Gold Offers $99 in Free Games

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 0 Comments

For March, Games with Gold Offers $99 in Free Games

It’s a new month, and you know what that means: Four free new Xbox games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. And this month’s picks look unusually good.

Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion also work with Xbox One in Backwards Compatibility mode too. There’s never been a better time to be an Xbox One owner.

Here’s what’s free this month.

Xbox One

Layers of Fear
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: March 1 to March 31

Description: You take another drink as the canvas looms in front of you. A light flickers dimly in the corner. You’ve created countless pieces of art, but never anything like … this. Why haven’t you done this before? It seems so obvious in retrospect. Your friends, critics, business partners—soon, they’ll all see. But something’s still missing … You look up, startled. That melody … Was that a piano? It sounded just like her … But, no—that would be impossible. She’s gone. They’re all gone.

Note: It’s a horror game, in case that description isn’t obvious. 🙂 Oddly enough, I’ve played this game in VR on my Pixel XL with Google Daydream. It’s not horrible.

Evolve Ultimate Edition
Normal price: $49.99
Free availability: March 16 to April 15

Description: With 20 Hunters, 5 Monsters, 16+ Maps, And 5 Game Modes To Play, No Two Hunts Will Ever Be The Same. It’s Survival Of The Fittest And Any Side Can Win. Choose Your Side.Includes: Evolve Main Game, The Monster Expansion Pack, Hunting Season 1, And Hunting Season 2.

Xbox 360

Borderlands 2
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: March 1 to March 15

Description: A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op or split-screen on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.

Heavy Weapon
Normal price: $9.99
Free availability: March 16 to March 31

Description: Sure, you can defend our way of life for free. For a while. But if you’re serious about liberty and committed to dealing out gigajoules of destructive power, there’s only one way to go.


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