Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite will be the free titles as part of March’s Games with Gold promotion, Microsoft has confirmed.
The Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles were strongly rumoured to be the free offerings, after the list was leaked from Microsoft’s ExpertZone – an online resource for Microsoft’s retail and technical support partners.
Rayman Legends (Xbox One) – March 1st – 31st
It’s hard to capture in words the sheer wonderment that Rayman Legends brings to the small screen. Rayman Legends was built so that anyone can play it, with every aspect of platform gaming done so well that it’s impossible not to love it.
It’s got beautifully drawn levels, hilarious situations, a truly fantastic original score, and – most importantly – brilliantly designed gameplay that challenges you without ever becoming repetitive. Did we mention that it’s an absolutely massive game with branching level design and oodles of unlockable content? Oh, and it’s got local co-op for up to four people, too.
Rayman Legends scored 86% in the Console Monster review.
Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) – March 1st – 15th
In the first half of March Xbox 360 gamers get a fantastic title in Square Enix’s reboot of the Tomb Raider series. Experience the intense origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with her raw instincts, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold. Apart from being tremendously fun, Tomb Raider is a beautiful game that features pulse-pounding combat, epic action sequences, environmental puzzles, and tombs to discover.
Tomb Raider score 98% in the Console Monster review.
BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360) – March 16th – 31st
BioShock Infinite, one of the most award-winning games of all-time, is now free to Xbox 360 gamers in March. The game puts players into the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun, Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another,
Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.
BioShock Infinite scored 100% in the Console Monster review.
Microsoft also confirmed that Xbox Live Gold members would be receiving twice as many free titles in April. A spokesperson for the company said: “Since the program’s launch at E3 2013, you’ve collectively downloaded over 100,000,000 Games with Gold games! It’s definitely clear to us that Xbox Live Gold members love to game, and Games with Gold fuels that passion.
“To commemorate this huge milestone, Xbox is giving you more of what you love, with twice the free Games in April! Next month, you can look forward to four free games on Xbox 360, and two free games on Xbox One.”