The Xbox Games with Gold March 2021 games have been revealed and this month's batch of freebies for Xbox Live Gold members is a little different from what we've usually seen in the past.
Every month, Microsoft gives away four or so games to its Xbox Live Gold members in a fashion similar to PlayStation Plus. These games are made available for a limited time; once claimed, they'll remain accessible on your account for as long as you maintain your membership.
The games for March 2021 have now been revealed, but this particular collection is breaking a bit with tradition by largely focusing on some lesser-known and older games — and one of them is more than 20 years old!
What Are the Xbox Games with Gold March 2021 Games?
Here are your Xbox Games with Gold March 2021 games — if you'd like to try out something a little unusual or play a bit of a throwback, then this month's collection is for you!
Metal Slug 3
Available March 1–15, 2021
First up on deck is Metal Slug 3, an arcade classic that was only available in arcades for quite some time. This game has players walking on foot or commanding a vehicle — most often the franchise's iconic tank — in a 2D, side-scrolling adventure that's packed with action. This particular title was first launched all the way back in 2000, so it's certainly a neat look into the past!
Available March 1–31, 2021
Warface: Breakout is a spin-off of Crytek's Warface, a game that first launched back in 2013. Breakout has a stronger focus on tactical shooting and it features a "vast arsenal" of weapons; best of all, a sweet cosmetic pack is available when you pick up the game!
Port Royale 3
Available March 16–31, 2021
The Port Royale games place players in the Caribbean at the height of the age of pirates. You're tasked with becoming a trader, and that involves sailing ships between islands, dodging pirates, and ultimately fighting them if you can't get away. Alternatively, you can just become a pirate yourself and make your fortune that way!
Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse
Available March 16–April 15, 2021
Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse is the final item in the Xbox Games with Gold March 2021 games. This top-down, twin-stick shooter lets you and up to three of your friends pilot battle mechs and fight an onslaught of deadly llamas across multiple exciting levels!
And that's it for the Xbox Games with Gold March 2021 games! If you'd like to get them for yourself, you'll need an Xbox Live Gold membership or an Xbox Games Pass Ultimate membership to enjoy these freebies. If you already have either of these programs, you can extend your Xbox Live Gold membership for a year for just $59.99, or you can extend your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership in 3-month and 1-month increments.
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What do you think of the Xbox Games with Gold March 2021 games? Do you enjoy the focus on lesser-known and older titles this time around? Let us know in the comments below!