April’s Games With Gold Announced

March is drawing to a close, meaning that this month’s free titles for Xbox Live Gold members will not be available for too much longer, while next week will offer gamers a new slew of titles to download free of charge. For those needing a reminder about March’s free titles, those can be found here. As usual, both Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will see two titles discounted by 100% for their platforms, although the Xbox 360 titles will also be backwards compatible for the Xbox One.

Xbox One owners will have access to TellTale Game’s episodic The Wolf Among Us (regularly $24.99 USD) from April 1 until the 30. On April 16, Sunset Overdrive (normally $29.99 USD) will become free of charge and remain that way until May 15.

The Wolf Among Us A Crooked Mile Screen 6

Sunset Overdrive Herker 2

For Xbox 360 owners, or Xbox One owners looking to take advantage of some backwards compatibility, the two free titles are not nearly as new, but are both fantastic titles. The first, free from April 1 until the 15, is Dead Space (regularly $14.99 USD). As Dead Space returns to its typical digital price, Saints Row IV (normally $34.99 USD) will take its place from April 16 through the 30.

Dead Space

Saints Row IV

Are you planning on downloading any of these free titles? Are there some which leave you feeling underwhelmed? Are you excited to play some of these games? Let us know in the comments below!

Editor’s thoughts: While Dead Space is roughly 8 years old at this point, anyone who has yet to play the title absolutely needs to take advantage of this offering. The other three games being offered were all released within the last three years, making this a more recent batch of free titles than recent months. The genres of these games also vary pretty significantly, meaning that everyone should see some appeal in at least one of the four titles. The Games With Gold program isn’t perfect, nor will it likely offer brand new AAA titles like many people unrealistically desire, but it continues to evolve and fine tune itself, offering wider ranges of titles and more recent ones as well.

Eric is an Xbox editor for Analog Addiction where you can find all the latest gaming news, previews, reviews, and everything else that rhymes with those words. ‘Like’ Analog Addiction on Facebook to receive all of the updates as they’re posted.


2 replies »

  1. A lot of people are saying this is the best month ever for gold!
    I was close to picking up Sunset recently, glad I waited
    Deadspace is a classic, Wolf is one of my faves and SR3 was fun so i’ll give 4 a shot 🙂


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