Games with Gold: April 2016

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 0

Games with Gold: April 2016

It’s April, so 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. And in what may be a first, I actually want all four of these games.

Xbox One


The Wolf Among Us
Normal pricing: $24.99
Availability: April 1 to 30

Description: Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it’s like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown.


Sunset Overdrive
Normal pricing: $29.99
Availability: April 16 to May 15

Description: In Sunset Overdrive, the year is 2027 and Sunset City is under siege. A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population into toxic mutants. For many it’s the end of the world, but for you it’s a dream come true. Your old boss? Dead. Your boring job? Gone. Transform the open-world into your tactical playground by grinding, vaulting and wall-running across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.

Xbox 360


Dead Space
Normal pricing: $14.99
Availability: April 1 to 15

Description: When an immense mining ship, the USG Ishimura, comes into contact with a mysterious alien artifact in a remote star system, its communications with Earth are mysteriously cut off. Engineer Isaac Clarke is sent to repair the Ishimura’s communications array, but he arrives to find a living nightmare-the ship is a floating bloodbath, the crew unspeakably mutilated and infected by an ancient alien scourge. Clarke’s repair mission becomes one of survival as he fights not just to save himself, but to return the artifact to the planet … at any cost.


Saints Row IV
Normal pricing: $34.99
Availability: April 16 to 30

Description: The epic conclusion to the game that changed all the rules! The Saints have gone from the crackhouse to the White House—but the Earth has been invaded and it’s up to you to free the world from Overlord Zinyak and his alien empire. With homies new and old by your side, and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons, you must save the world in the wildest open world game ever!


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