Games with Gold January 2018: these are the free games you can get this month

One of the main benefits of being an Xbox Live Gold subscriber is definitely the fact that each month you get access to a range of free games across the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms. If you’re an Xbox One owner, backwards compatibility means you get to take advantage of the Xbox 360 titles too.

This is a great way to try games you might not otherwise have played, whether because they're indie titles that slip under your radar or simply because you don’t have the funds to buy several games a month.

Even if you don’t have the console memory or the time to spare right now, we’d say it’s always worth claiming them every month anyway as you’ll then have free access to them for as long as you have an active Xbox Live account.

Since this is a monthly event, we’ve decided to create a one-stop shop where you’ll be able to find the newest free games, as well as scroll back and see which games were featured in previous months. That way you’ll know whether it’s worth holding out for a game to appear in an upcoming Games with Gold month or if it's already been offered. 

So without further ado, here are the free Xbox Live games in North America, Europe, and Australia for January 20178.

Don't forget some of the December titles are still available too!

January 2018

Xbox One

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III – January 1 to January 31 (usually £11.99 / $14.99/ AU $19.95)

The third and final chapter in a series, this is an Xbox One X Enhanced title that will take players to a ruined Borgovia. Taking on a cult predicting the end of the world and some terrifying beasts players will find more weapons and an improved leveling system. 

Zombi – January 16 to February 15 (usually £14.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)

Zombies are kind of old hat now, aren't they. But what if they were wearing one of those tall hats from the traditional British guard uniform? No? Well, this is a zombie adventure set in London and it's up to you to try and make it out alive with all your possessions. 

Xbox 360

Tomb Raider Underworld – January 1 to January 15 (usually £14.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)

Come on, you know Lara. In this adventure you'll be diving, fighting, leaping and forward rolling on an adventure to locate Thor's Hammer and save the world. It's a good 'un. 

Army of Two – January 16 to January 31 (usually £14.99/ $14.99/ AU $19.95)

A co-op third-person shooter that allows you to shoot out with your best friend or with that handy AI. Earn money on missions around the world and spend it on improving your weapons and kit.

December 2017

Xbox One

Back to the Future: The Game - December 16 to January 15 (usually £19.99/$19.99/ AU $33.45)

Telltale Games have been popular choices for Games with Gold in recent months and Back to the Future is the latest addition. This is the 30th anniversary edition of the game which means that alongside all story and choice driven narrative you'll have access to behind the scenes videos and interviews. 

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide - December 1 to December 31 (usually £31.99/$39.99/ AU $69.95)

Looking for an addictive first-person co-op shooter set in a fantasy universe? Look no further than this surprisingly addictive title. The story revolves around the impending end of the world and you and three friends must team up to push an invading army from your city. It's worth noting this game runs in native 4K on the Xbox One X so this is a great opportunity if you've purchased the new console. 

Xbox 360

Child of Eden - December 1 to December 15 (usually £11.99/$29.99/AU $19.95)

From the mind behind Rez, Child of Eden is a rhythm action game. It actually acts as a prequel to Rez, focusing scientists efforts to turn the memories of the first person to be born in space into a living entity in the Earth's locus of knowledge - Eden. Like Rez, players must shoot at various objects which come on screen and create a musical sound when they're destroyed.

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death - December 16 to December 31 (usually £9.99/$14.99/ AU $14.95)

Quite different from Child of Eden, this is a hack and slash action adventure starring smokejumper Marlow Briggs, who comes back from the brink of death to save his codex-deciphering girlfriend Eva from the clutches of an evil archaeologist Heng Long. 

November 2017

Xbox One

Tales from the Borderlands – November 16 to December 15 (usually $14.99/ £11.99/ AU $19.95)

Trackmania Turbo – November 1 to November 30 (usually $39.99/ £29.99/ AU $59.95)

Xbox 360

NiGHTS into Dreams – November 1 to November 15 (usually $9.99/ £6.75/ AU $9.95)

Deadfall Adventures – November 16 to November 30 (usually $39.99/ £34.99/ AU $69.95)

October 2017

Xbox One

Gone Home – October 1 to 31 (usually $19.99 / £15.99/ AU $26.95)

The Turing Test – October 16 to November 15 (usually $19.99 / £14.99 / AU $29.95

Xbox 360

Rayman 3 HD – October 1 to 15 (usually $9.99/ £6.75/ AU $9.95)

Medal of Honor: Airborne – October 16 to 31 (usually $19.99/ £14.99/ AU$19.95)

September 2017

Xbox One

Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition – September 1 to 30 (usually $39.99 / £23.99/ AU $69.95)

Oxenfree – September 16 to October 15 (usually $19.99 / £15.99 / AU $26.95)

Xbox 360

Hydro Thunder Hurricane – September 1 to 15 (usually $9.99/ £7.69/ AU $12.29)

Battlefield 3 – September 16 to 30 (usually $19.99/ £14.99/ AU $29.95)

August 2017

Xbox One

Slime Rancher – August 1 to August 31(usually £15.99/ $19.99/ AU $26.95)

Trials Fusion – August 16 to September 15 (usually £15.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)

Xbox 360

Bayonetta – August 1 to August 15 (usually £14.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)  

Red Faction: Armageddon – August 16 to August 31 (usually £24.99/ $29.99/ AU $49.95)

July 2017

Xbox One

Grow Up – Available July 1 to July 30 (usually $9.99/ £7.99/ AU $14.95)

Runbow – Available July 16 to August 15

Xbox 360

Kane & Lynch 2 – Available July 1 to July 15 (usually $14.99/ £11.99/ AU $19.95)

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game – Available July 16 to July 31(usually $19.99/ £8.99/ AU $29.95

June 2017

Xbox One

SpeedRunners - Available June 1 to June 30

Watch Dogs - Available June 26 to July 15 (usually $29.99/ £23.99/ AU$39.95)

Xbox 360

Assassin's Creed III - Available June 1 to June 15 (usually $19.99/ £8.99/ AU$14.95)

Dragon Age: Origins - Available June 16 to June 30 (usually $14.99/ £14.99/ AU$19.95)

May 2017

Xbox One

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – Available May 16 to June 15 (usually $19.99/ £14.99/ AU $26.95)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director's Cut – Available May 1 to May 31 (usually $14.99/ £11.99 / listed as Coming Soon on Australian store)

Xbox 360

Xbox 360

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – Available May 1 to May 15 (usually $19.99 /  £11.99/ AU $29.95)

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga – Available May 16 to May 31 (usually $19.99/ £11.99/ AU $29.95)

April 2017

Xbox One

Ryse: Son of Rome – Available April 1 to April 30 (currently only available as part of a bundle in US and AU for ($29.99/ AU $69.95)

The Walking Dead: Season Two – Available April 16 to May 15 (usually £19.99/ $24.99/ AU $33.45)

Xbox 360

Darksiders – Available April 1 to April 15 (usually £14.99/ $19.99/ AU$29.95)

Assassin's Creed: Revelations – Available April 16 to April 30 (usually £8.99/ $19.99/ AU $9.95)

March 2017

Xbox One

Layers of Fear – Available 01/03 to 31/03 (usually £15.99/ $19.99/ AU $26.95

Evolve: Ultimate Edition – Available 16/03 to 15/04 (usually £34.99/ $49.99/ AU $54.95)

Xbox 360

Borderlands 2 – Available 01/03 to 15/03 (Usually £19.99/ $19.99/ AU $49.95)

Heavy Weapon – Available 16/03 to 31/03 (usually £7.99/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)

February 2017

Xbox One

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime  – Available 01/02 to 28/02 (usually £11.99/ $14.99/ AU$19.95)

Project Cars Digital Edition – Available 16/02 to 15/03 (usually £23.99/ $29.99/ AU$39.95)

Xbox 360

Monkey Island 2: Special Edition – Available 01/02 to 15/02 (usually £6.75/ $9.99/ AU$9.95)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Available 16/02 to 28/02 (usually £11.99/ $19.99/ AU$19.95)

January 2017

Xbox One

Xbox 360

December 2016

Xbox One

November 2016

Xbox One

Xbox 360

October 2016

Xbox One

Xbox 360

September 2016

Xbox One

Xbox 360