April Brings Another Blockbuster Month for Games for Gold

Posted on April 1, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 8 Comments

It’s April 1, and you know what that means. No, not silly fake headlines. It’s time for another round of Games with Gold, and this looks like a particularly solid month.

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. It’s one of the better selections in recent memory.

Xbox One

Ryse: Son of Rome
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: April 1 to April 30

Description: Amidst the chaos of the late Roman Empire, become soldier Marius Titus and embark on a perilous campaign to avenge the death of your family and defend the honor of Rome. In Gladiator Mode, step into the Colosseum and fight for the glory, spectacle, and entertainment of the crowds.

Note: As you may recall, this was one of the Xbox One AAA launch titles back in 2013.

The Walking Dead Season 2
Normal price: $24.99
Free availability: April 16 to May 15

Description: The sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in an unforgiving world. Experience what it’s like to play as Clementine, meet new survivors, explore new locations and make gruesome decisions in this five-part game series of choice and consequence.

Note: I’ve played the first two Walking Dead games all the way through. This one is well worth getting.

Xbox 360

Darksiders
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: April 1 to April 15

Description: Caught in an epic struggle between Heaven and Hell, the legendary Horseman is left with only one option- to fight his way out. Wielding the fearsome sword Chaoseater, War must carve a bloody trail through Angels and Demons alike to uncover a dangerous truth…one that may bring about the end of mankind. EXPLORE the streets of a hell-ravaged city or ascend crumbling buildings to face horrors in the sky above. CONQUER Hell’s most terrifying monstrosities using a host of supernatural abilities and devastating combat moves. DESTROY your enemies by unleashing the unstoppable power of your Chaos Form! Darksiders. HEADS. WILL. ROLL.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: April 16 to April 30

Description: In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altair, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region. In addition to Ezio’s award-winning story, a refined and expanded online multiplayer experience returns with more modes, more maps and more characters, allowing you to test your assassin skills against others from around the world.

 

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