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Xbox Live Gold Free Games List for March 2015 (Xbox One, Xbox 360)

( [email protected] ) Mar 07, 2015 12:53 PM EST
Microsoft has announced the list of free games through its Games with Gold program, and right now, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy these games at no cost throughout the month.
BioShock Infinite is one of this month's free games offered through the Xbox Live Games with Gold program. Photo: 2K Games

Microsoft has announced the list of free games through its Games with Gold program, and right now, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy these games at no cost throughout the month.

For the Xbox 360, we have the traditional split down the middle with 2013's Tomb Raider available from March 1 through March 15, and BioShock Infinite available from March 16 through to March 31.

Tomb Raider is the first game in the "new Tomb Raider continuity" that saw a reboot of the entire series in 2013. Soon after 2008's Tomb Raider: Underworld was released, developer Crystal Dynamics decided that starting from scratch would be better than throwing in another sequel. The game was a huge hit, selling more than 7.4 million copies as of February 24, 2015's report.

Tomb Raider follows the adventures of iconic character Lara Croft as she discovers the mysteries on the Japanese island of Yamatai. The game features an online multiplayer mode that allows players to compete with each other in several maps, including a Team Deathmatch, Private Rescue, and Cry for Help scenarios.

BioShock Infinite is available for the second half of the month and it features the same first-person perspective that we've grown to love in the original BioShock games. Inifnite is the third game in the series and it centers around the rescue of a young woman named Elizabeth.

The game was first released in 2013 and has so far sold over 6 million copies. It is set in the year 1912, in a fictional steampunk world of giant blimps and period clothing that add to the deep environment.

And for the Xbox One, we have Rayman Legends available through the entire month from March 1 through the 31st. The game, also launched in 2013, is a popular platformer developed by Ubisoft as the fifth installment in the Rayman series.

The game features a gameplay style very similar to that of Rayman Origins where up to four players can join together to make their way through a variety of levels. Rayman Legends was originally billed as a Wii U exclusive, but opened up for all major consoles after a slight launch delay.

The game has enjoyed critical acclaim with a Metacritic score of 93/100 (for the Wii U) and glowing praise from outlets like Edge Magazine who called it "One of the most jubilant, vividly imagined and open-hearted platformers to come along in a long time."

If you're not yet a member of Xbox Live Gold, you can head on over to the console's website for more information. In addition to these monthly free games, the Xbox Live Gold service also includes improved online multiplayer matchmaking, reduced wait time for multiplayer lobbies, 50%-75% off games in the Xbox Live store, and much more.