January Games with Gold: A healthy dose of the undead…


After a pretty disappointing set of Xbox Live Games with Gold to end off 2017, the January Games with Gold are serving up a healthy dose of the undead… In case you missed them, there are still a few days to get the last two titles from last month. Then again, there’s always the Xbox Countdown Sale to pick up some games you really want at discounts of up to 85% (for Gold members). Without further ado, it’s that time of the month again where we get to find out what January Games with Gold Xbox has in store for Xbox Live Gold members. As always, the two Xbox 360 games below are Backward Compatible on the Xbox One (check out our Xbox One X review in case you missed it) once they’re available on their respective dates.

Let’s check out what Xbox is offering Xbox Live Gold members in January!

Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition – Xbox One

December 16 – January 15 (1.95 GB)

back to the futureSix months after Back to the Future Part III, the DeLorean time machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley – driverless! Marty McFly must once again go back in time, or else the space-time continuum will be forever unraveled!

Featuring Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown, Tom Wilson as Biff Tannen, and Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker, with a special appearance by Michael J. Fox, and introducing A.J. LoCascio voicing Marty McFly. Created in cooperation with movie series Co-Writer and Producer, Bob Gale.

Includes an exclusive retrospective behind the scenes video, featuring an interview with Bob Gale, and others involved in the creation of the game!


The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III – Xbox One

January 1 – January 31

van-helsingVan Helsing III will make its debut on Xbox One and will be Xbox One X Enhanced upon release. In this final chapter of the trilogy, you’ll see Borgovia in its darkest state. The civil war may be over, but a strange cult is prophesizing the end of the world. Van Helsing will do battle against even more terrifying beasts with an expanded arsenal for six specialized character classes and a more detailed, diverse leveling system. He’s now prepared to face his archenemy in this world of squabbling factions and criminals, but he won’t be alone — Lady Katarina, his ghost companion, is still with him and her story is set to be revealed as well. (NOTE: PC trailer shown above, we’ll update the link once the game goes live)


Zombi – Xbox One

January 16 – February 15 (21.35 GB)


London is falling. Are you prepared? The Last Blight is upon us. It was foretold. For the second time in history, a great plague has shrouded London in a fog of death. Big Ben tolls as thousands of unprepared die, or worse, are infected by a sickness more gruesome than death.

You’re still breathing, for now, but how long will you survive the labyrinth of London’s streets and underground canals, abandoned by the outside world and surrounded by infected? The horrifying remains of humanity, ravaged by the terrifying disease, are shuffling through the streets, waiting at every turn to prey on your living flesh.

The nail-biting survival experience of ZombiU™ has been upgraded for download and now is available to everyone on Xbox One. Zombi takes the power of the latest generation of hardware to bring you a new level of horror. Test your will to survive, but beware: death is permanent, and one wrong move can cause you to lose everything.


Tomb Raider Underworld – Xbox 360

January 1 – 15 (6.62 GB)

tomb-raider-underworldDesigned specifically to take advantage of the latest technologies Tomb Raider Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.

Dive, climb, fight, and jump your way back into the world of Lara Croft as she travels around the world to uncover the mystery surrounding Thor’s Hammer. You’ll need all of your new combat options and gear to help prevent a forgotten power being unleashed that could destroy civilization.


Army of Two – Xbox 360

January 16 – 31 (5.01 GB)


army-of-twoWhen one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world.

Combat, camaraderie, and cash. Bring your best buddy (or play with the AI) in this innovative co-op third-person shooter centered around the world of private military enterprise. Earn and spend your money to improve your weapons and increase your lethality as your jobs will take you around the world, from Afghanistan to South Korea, where your team will confront a conspiracy that threatens the entire world.


Are you excited or disappointed about the upcoming January Games With Gold? What did you think of all the games made available for free this past year? Let us know which free game(s) you’re looking forward to the most in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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