Xbox’s Games With Gold – January 2018

Zombies and fist-bumping dude bros highlight next month’s Games With Gold offerings.

Kicking off the new year, Xbox is offering four games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, including the final installment in the Van Helsing series, a port of a cult classic Wii U game and a violent romp through the Middle East with your mask wearing bud in Army of Two.

Xbox One

  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (available January 1-31)
  • Zombi (available January 16 – February 15)

Xbox 360

My personal favorite of the bunch is Zombi, which originally debuted back in 2012 as a Wii U exclusive. Years later, it was ported to modern consoles and PC where its cult following continued. Set in post apocalyptic London Zombi’s gameplay is a mix of classic Resident Evil and Dark Souls with no pausing and weighty death mechanics. Army of Two is thematically lame, but the gameplay, especially with a friend in co-op, is still fun nearly a decade later.

Both Xbox 360 games will be fully playable on Xbox One via the backwards compatibility program. If you’ve yet to download December’s free games, be sure to pick them up before they’re gone.

What do you think of the January’s Games With Gold? Which games have you the most excited? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter!

 

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