Xbox's selection of Games With Gold for April is... well it's got... y'know, I can't really think of a unifying theme this month other than "they're all pretty good". Fight for Rome in Ryse, fend off zombies (and tears) in The Walking Dead: Season 2, uncover a supernatural conspiracy in Darksiders, or relive the conclusion of the Ezio trilogy with Assassin's Creed Revelations. Whichever games you play, you'll be busy all through spring.
Remember: any games you choose to download during their availability period will remain accessible so long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold membership. And don't forget too that any Xbox 360 games made available through Games With Gold are also backwards compatible with Xbox One.
April 2017 free Games With Gold games
Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) - Available: April 1 - 30 While Ryse's gameplay was criticized for being a bit shallow, nobody was complaining about the beautiful graphics or the involving story. This game was a launch title for the Xbox One and is still one of the best-looking.
Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 2 (Xbox One) - Available: April 16 - May 15 Tired of all this sunshine, warm weather, and general feeling of happiness that's creeping up on us? Make yourself miserable by staying in and playing The Walking Dead, where even little girls are forced to make life-and-death decisions in a harsh post-apocalypse.
Darksiders (Xbox 360) - Available: April 1 - 15 The best M-rated Zelda game you'll ever play, Darksiders didn't get much love when it first released, but has since grown and developed a cult following. Wanna know why people get excited whenever the words "Darksiders 3" are mentioned? Play this and you'll find out.
Assassin's Creed Revelations (Xbox 360) - Available: April 16 - 30 The world fell in love with the handsome Assassin known as Ezio Auditore, but we knew his adventures had to come to an end someday. But with the release of Revelations on Games With Gold, you most certainly can go back to Constantinople.
March 2017 free Games With Gold games
- Layers of Fear (Xbox One)
- Evolve: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
- Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
- Heavy Weapon (Xbox 360)
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