January Games with Gold: Tower defense, fighting, and a classic


We haven’t even hit Christmas yet and it’s already time for the January Games with Gold offerings. As usual, the two Xbox 360 games below will be Backward Compatible on the Xbox One when they are released.

Let’s check out what Xbox Live Gold members can snag for free in the month of January, and don’t forget to grab December’s Games with Gold before they disappear!

deathtrapDeathtrap: World of Van Helsing – Xbox One

January 1-31

Deathtrap is a tower-defense game with strong action RPG elements and many exciting features you’ve been longing to see in this genre. Choose from three game modes (PvP, Single Player and Cooperative Campaign), create your own maps and monsters, share them with your friends and get ready for a game of vicious tricks, killing machines, rotating blades and splattering blood.




Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition  Xbox One

January 16 – February 15 (9.51 MB)

Discover your Killer Instinct! Play the legendary fighting game with stunning 60FPS visuals, over-the-top action, a wild cast of combatants, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS!

The Ultimate KI Season 2 pack. 8 new fighters (starting with TJ Combo & Maya), 8 costumes, 16 premium accessory packs — all released as the season progresses. Plus the KI2 Classic game (ESRB:Mature). Fight On!


the-cave-2The Cave – Xbox 360

January 1-15 (1.64 GB)

The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.



Rayman Origins – Xbox 360

January 16-31 (6.19 GB)

Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman®, Beyond Good & Evil® and the Raving Rabbids® returns to his roots to bring us Rayman® Origins: a new 4-player co-op comic adventure set in a lush, 2D world, teeming with unexpected secrets and outlandish enemies.When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by “nefurrious” Darktoons, it is up to Rayman and his buddies Globox and the Teensies to save the day. Their challenge, restore peace to the Glade or witness their beloved home vanish like a bad dream… A Massive Universe to Explore: Over 100 characters, 12 unique worlds and 60+ levels filled with countless secrets. Crazy Moves & Gameplay: Unleash wild moves as you jump, punch, fly and slap your way through an adventure filled with action, platforming beat-’em-up gameplay and slapstick comedy. Epic Boss Fights: Take on a giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes… A possessed, mountainous golem… An evil daisy-cum-carnivorous plant…more! 4-Player, Jump-In/Jump-Out, Co-op Gameplay.


Are you excited or disappointed about the upcoming January Games With Gold? Let us know which free game(s) you’re looking forward to the most in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook!

Last Updated on January 24, 2017.


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