As we come to the close of 2017, the Xbox Games With Gold January 2018 lineup has been announced. Let’s have a look at what’s on offer for the first month of the new year.

Four titles are up for grabs for January 2018. First up is The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III for the Xbox One, making its debut on the console and equipped with Xbox One X enhancement should you own that particular version of the console. This third and final game of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing franchise sees the titular character and his ghost companion Lady Katarina face off against terrifying beasts, all whilst a cult prophesizes the end of the world. This game will be available from January 1-31, 2018.

Next up for the Xbox One is Zombi, a game first published as ZombiU by Ubisoft in 2012 for the WiiU, with the name changed when it was ported to other platforms. Do your best to survive in the city of London as zombies besiege what few survivors remain. Should you fall to the mindless beasts, you’ll lose everything, your character will permanently die, and you’ll take on the role of a new survivor. (Thankfully, you can recover your gear should you happen upon your old body and defeat it.) Zombi will be available from January 16, 2018, until February 15, 2018. You can see gameplay of Zombi and the other games for January 2018 in this trailer:

Xbox 360 Owners will be getting something for January as well, of course! Army of Two is up for grabs for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners alike from January 16-31, 2018. This third-person shooter has you rollicking around the world as a private military contractor with a chip on his shoulder and questionable choice in facemasks. Customize your weapons, hop into one of three vehicles, and unravel a conspiracy as you travel around the world shooting bad guys and blowing stuff up.

The last game offered in the Xbox Games With Gold January 2018 lineup is Tomb Raider: Underworld for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the third game made under the stewardship of Crystal Dynamics. A direct sequel to 2006’s Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara quests to hunt down the legendary Thor’s Hammer and prove her innocence after a rather explosive affair at her family mansion. Tomb Raider: Underworld will be available from January 1-15, 2018.

If you’d like to get your hands on the Xbox Games With Gold January 2018 titles, you’ll need to have an active Xbox Live Gold membership. You can sign up for one for $9.99/month or your regional equivalent, currently discounted to $1.00 for a single month for the next 11 days.

What do you think of the Xbox Games With Gold January 2018 offerings? Is there anything in particular that you’re excited to play? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!