Games with Gold: March 2016

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 0

Games with Gold: March 2016

It’s March 1, and you know what that means: It’s time for this month’s look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers can get for free as part of Microsoft’s ongoing Games with Gold promotion.

As you may recall, all Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion are now guaranteed to work on Xbox One in compatibility mode too. So that means Xbox One users are now really getting four free games each month.

Here’s what’s free this month.

Xbox One


Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment
Normal pricing: $29.99
Availability: March 1 to 31

Description: You are Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.


Lords of the Fallen
Normal pricing: $39.99
Availability: March 16 to April 15

Description: Plunge into a fast paced action RPG with a complex and satisfying melee combat system where weapons, armor and skills directly influence the enemy’s speed and attacks… if all else fails, lay waste to your foes using forbidden magic power.

Xbox 360


Supreme Commander 2
Normal pricing: $29.99
Availability: March 1 to 15

Description: Take the role of three enigmatic commanders-former friends from each of the unique factions-as they are dragged into a conflict that could plunge the galaxy into another civil war. Command hundreds of land, air, and sea units in spectacular environments, upgrade your armies with new weapons and technologies, and deploy enormous experimental war machines that can change the balance of power at any moment.


Normal pricing: $19.99
Availability: March 16 to 31

Description: With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is the breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell-bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault.