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Xbox Live Games with Gold Free Games for January 2016 and Predictions for February 2016

( [email protected] ) Jan 13, 2016 05:52 PM EST
Xbox Live Games with Gold subscribers love seeing what free games will be available for the month, and January of 2016 contains a lot of free games for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.  However, what about February 2016?  There are a lot of predictions, but perhaps it might be too early to even make speculations.
Free Xbox Games for the month of January

Xbox Live Games with Gold subscribers love seeing what free games will be available for the month, and January of 2016 contains a lot of free games for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.  However, what about February 2016?  There are a lot of predictions, but perhaps it might be too early to even make speculations. 

Okay, most are probably already aware of what games are available for January 2016, but they are listed below in case you missed it, and there is still time to get DiRT Showdown before it expires.  The issue is there is little news about what possible games are coming for February 2016. 

Last December, at the beginning of last month, it was suggested here that Games with Gold subscribers could predict what games were going to be released for free by checking what new offerings would be available in 2016.  From here, games from here, titles like Far Cry 3, Hitman, Mirror's Edge, Deus Ex, and others tend to come up.  It looks like we were right about the Deus Ex title being available, as described below.

That is, only one game we know for sure is available for free in February 2016, and that is Zheros for the Xbox One. This is a very new game that is a 3D beat'em up, available until to February 15.  According to the game's website, The players can be Mike or Captain Dorian, going to distant galaxies in order "defend the universe from the evil Dr. Vendetta and his twisted plan to mutate every living creature in his trusted minions". 

As mentioned before, DiRT Showdown for the Xbox 360 is available for just a little while as it will not be free after January 15th.  The Steam Store describes the game as "race, crash, and hoon your way through a world tour of motorized mayhem".  It looks like it is made by the same people who made DiRT Rally

From January 16 to January 31st, the popular Deus Ex Human Revolution will be available for the Xbox 360.  This is the third game in the Deus Ex series, set in 2027, during a time when multinational corporations are more powerful than the government in this cyberpunk action RPG.  We at the Gospel Herald actually predicted that one of the Deus Ex games would be available for free sometime in January, as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be coming out on August 23rd

All through the month of January, Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition, will be available for the Xbox One.  If you are not familiar with Killer Instinct, it is a video game that goes all the way back over two decades ago to 1994, and this fighting video game was recently rebooted with some elements of the original Killer Instinct and its sequel, Killer Instinct 2 involved.  As unusual as it is for a fighting game to have a "season", but here are the characters that can be played:  Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, Spinal, Fulgore, and Shadow Jago. 

The new free Games with Gold games for February 2016 will probably not be announced until the last week of January 2016, so there could be some more news then.