A good way to start the new year.
Every month, Xbox players get the gift of free games on their Xbox One and Xbox 360. Today Microsoft revealed the titles they’ll be starting 2016 out with, and fighting game enthusiasts should be looking forward to it.
First up on the roster for January’s games is Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition. Normally players can get the rebooted version of this fighting franchise with one character unlocked and can purchase the rest. With the Ultra Edition though, you get access to all eight fighters from the first season of the game for free, along with some other added bonuses like accessory packs and costumes. Killer Instinct will be available the whole month of January, from the 1-31.
Next up is a brand new beat-em-up from [email protected] called Zheros. This quirky looking game is set in a futuristic world and has you beating up enemies with combos, tracking down secret areas and doing some platforming in the spirit of old sidescrollers. Zheroes will be available on Xbox One for free from January 16- February 15. Take a look at the trailer for the new game here.
Xbox 360 players also get a couple of great games for the month. First on that list is DiRT Showdown. The racing game that puts you behind the wheel of trucks and rally cars for races, demolition and party events. DiRT Showdown is available the first half of the month from January 1-15.
After racing around, Xbox 360 will get Deus Ex: Human Revolution for free. If you haven’t played this cyberpunk action-RPG already, you can take the role of Adam Jensen as he gains cybernetic implants and becomes a sort of superman. You can choose to tackle objectives a multitude of different ways in Human Revolution, whether it be through stealth or guns blazing action. The game is receiving a sequel in 2016, called Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Human Revolution will be available the second half of the month, January 16-31.
What do you think of January’s Games with Gold? Are you excited for some of the titles available? Have you played any of them before. Let us know down in the comments.