Free Games With Gold – January 2017

Ring in the new year with four new free Games With Gold options in January. As always, Xbox One owners can redeem all four titles. Xbox 360 owners will only get two titles but should claim the Xbox One titles so they be available for install when they upgrade their consoles.

Free Games On Xbox One

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World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap Gameplay

Beginning January 1-31, your strategy skills will need to be in top shape. World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap drops you into the Van Helsing universe and puts a twist on the traditional tower defense game. Adding more of an RPG feel, the battle system in Deathtrap may take some getting used to, but once you have it mastered, you will be slaying tons of monsters. There are 13 maps to be conquered, so the same tower combinations and arrangements may not work for each world. You might even have to call in some back-up via the multiplayer option.

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Killer Instinct Gameplay

Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition will be available January 16-February 15. Like other fighting games, such as Mortal Kombat or Tekken, the idea is simple: lower your opponent’s health and win two out of three matches. Unlike most of the previous Games With Gold selections, this is just an add-on. This WILL NOT work without having the main game installed first. But worry not, you can get Killer Instinct for free! Once you have that set up, this add-on will give you nine new characters to battle with and three new game modes to enjoy.

Don’t forget, Outlast will be available until January 15!

Free Games On Xbox 360

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The Cave Gameplay

The Cave will be available to explore starting January 1-15. Once you choose your three characters, you will find yourself in a mysterious cave. In order to continue your journey, you will have to solve various puzzles. Many of these puzzles will require you to control each character in a certain way or perform a specific function, such as act as a counterweight. While this game is intended to be a single player experience, you have the option of getting two of your friends involved to control individual characters.

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Rayman Origins Gameplay

On January 16-31, get ready for the very strange world of Rayman Origins. This has everything you need in a great 2D platformer. The visuals and the soundtrack go perfectly together. The wacky antics will remind you some older cartoons (Looney Tunes and Rocko’s Modern Life come to mind). There is even a bit of collectathoning to be done.

Will you be playing any of January’s Games With Gold? If so, let us know which ones in the comments below!

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Joshua Thomas

Josh has been an avid gamer since he was barely old enough to walk. He plays every genre like FPS, RPGs, JRPGs, platformers, survival horrors and basically everything else. He's also an amateur cosplay enthusiast and has a growing YouTube channel where he does gaming let's plays and streams.

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