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One week until it’s April and as always Xbox fans get to learn what Games with Gold titles they will be getting to play this month for free. Games with Gold is a program where as long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold account you’re able to download two free Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games. These games are available with a game from each platform available from the first of the month and the other two games become available on the 16th of the month. As is usual now both of the Xbox 360 titles are backwards compatible meaning that they can be played on Xbox One. A couple of weeks ago Xbox teased that this month would be a month of blockbuster titles.

Games with Gold April 2016 One

The first Xbox One title is Season One of The Wolf Among Us. This game is developed by Telltale games, known for The Walking Dead and more recently Game of Thrones, and is a point and click adventure based on the Fables comic series. You take control of Bigby Wolf (The Big Bad Wolf), the sheriff of Fabletown, where all your childhood characters are trying to live in peace. This five part episodic series will allow you to influence the world and solve a mysterious murder. You can see our review here.

The second Xbox One title, becoming available on the 16th of April is Sunset Overdrive. Developed by Insomniac Games Sunset Overdrive is set in the year 2027 where a contaminated energy drink has mutated the population. It’s up to you and your ability to work with your environment to scale buildings and grind rails while looking for more chaos to create. Use all kinds of crazy weapons to take on all of the mutants as you try to escape from the city. This is a big addition because Sunset Overdrive is the first Xbox One exclusive to be included as a Games with Gold title. If you aren’t sure what to expect then you can always check out our review.

Games with Gold April 2016 360

Available from the start of the month until the 15th of April the original Dead Space will be available to download. Play as the space engineer Isaac Clarke as your journey takes you to a mining ship, the USG Ishimura, that has had its communications go dark. It’s only once you get there you learn that there is something much more sinister afoot after the Ishimura unearthed a strange alien artifact. In this survival horror  you will need to be keeping track of your resources and ammo to ensure you are able to survive until you can get back home.

Finally on the 16th of April for Xbox 360 you can pick up Saints Row IV. The Saints are now ruling the White House, that is before the evil Zinyak alien empire show up and invade the world. It’s up to you and your homies to equip yourself with all kinds of weapons and powers to save the world. We also have a review for Saints Row IV if you want to learn more about the title.

For the Xbox One owners you used to have to download the Xbox 360 titles via your 360 or the Xbox website but with the latest update to the Xbox One you are able to download these 360 games through your Xbox One store.

What do you think of this month’s Games with Gold? Is this as ‘blockbuster’ as you were hoping? Any of those games you’d recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.