Xbox Live Gold’s Free Games for April to Include ‘Sunset Overdrive’

Two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles make up what might be the best month for Xbox’s free game offerings

In April, the free games that will be available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be “The Wolf Among Us” and “Sunset Overdrive” for Xbox One, and “Saints Row IV” and “Dead Space” for Xbox 360.

The dates on which players will be able to nab their digital copies vary from game to game. “The Wolf Among Us” will be free any time in April; “Sunset Overdrive” will be free from April 16 to May 15; “Dead Space” will be free from April 1 to 15; and “Saints Row IV” will be up from April 16 to 30.

Microsoft’s “Games With Gold” is a promotion that allows subscribers to the Xbox platform’s Xbox Live Gold to download a selection of games at no extra charge each month. The games must be added to players’ accounts during the specified windows, and from there they will be tied to the account forever, even if the owner stops subscribing to Xbox Live. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required to play video games online on any Xbox game console.

Games With Gold follows in the footsteps of Sony’s PlayStation Plus, which gives subscribers six new games each month. Those games are tied to the subscription and are only available to play while it is active, but players can unsubscribe and then resubscribe and regain access to their Plus library.