Another month and another new batch of games to keep forever courtesy of Xbox Games With Gold. Whether you’re new to the service or a returning player, there are plenty of free titles to download and keep forever. The month of January [ARGH, WE MADE IT OUT OF 2020! IS THIS REALLY REAL?] is headlined by Little Nightmares and Dead Rising on Xbox One. Meanwhile, for the “Classic Games” this month, keep an eye out for The King of Fighters XIII and Breakdown. As always, these games are available as part of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.
Each of January’s game’s availability will be staggered across the month. Here is this month’s schedule;
- Little Nightmares (£15.99/$19.99) – Available from 1st-31st January
- Dead Rising (£15.99/$19.99) – Available from 16th January to 15th February
- The King of Fighters XIII (£19.99/$29.99) – Available from 1st-15th January
- Breakdown (£9.19/$9.99) – Available from 16th-31st January
Published by: Bandai Namco
Developed by: Tarsier Studios
“Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal…
As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground to revel in. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!”Xbox
Published by: Capcom
Developed by: Capcom
“Frank West, a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, pursues a juicy lead to a small suburban town only to find that it is being overrun by zombies! He escapes to the local shopping mall thinking it will be a bastion of safety, but it turns out to be anything but.
It’s a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign over an entire shopping centre, Frank can utilize anything to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic”.Xbox
The King of Fighters XIII
Developed by: SNK Playmore
“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII comes to Xbox 360 as the ultimate versus fighting game, in an upgraded version of the original arcade game! The final chapter of the Ash Saga, full of anger and betrayal, ends here!”Xbox
Developed by: Namco
“Trapped inside a mysterious laboratory and unable to remember his past, Derrick Cole discovers his extraordinary powers, as he fights for survival against a determined military faction and a legion of seemingly invincible super-human warriors!
Breakdown offers an exciting first-person action-adventure gaming experience by combining hand-to-hand combat and state-of-the-art weapons with an intense storyline and incredible graphics. Embark on a thrilling and suspenseful search for the truth!”Xbox
And there we have it; The line-up for January’s Games with Gold, on Xbox. As you can see, there’s a usual mix of games to choose from. Be sure to take advantage of an active Live Gold account and bag yourself four, free games. And, if you have the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account, you get Gold included in the price.
What do you think of January’s selection? Any there that you know you’ll be grabbing? Why not sound off in the comments below.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.