Xbox owners can look forward to picking up four free games this upcoming March as the latest offering for the Games with Gold program has been unveiled.
This time around Microsoft is handing out the following freebies:
- Layers of Fear – Xbox One, March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
- Evolve – Xbox One, March 16, 2017 – April 15, 2017
- Borderlands 2 – Xbox 360, March 1, 2017 – March 15, 2017
- Heavy Weapon – Xbox 360, March 16, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Layers of Fear is a first-person horror title that pits you as a painter stuck in a haunted mansion with the simple goal of finishing your masterpiece. We reviewed Layers of Fear and gave it a 9.5, saying that it “is a horror experience the likes of which I’ve never before experienced, and to not experience it is doing a disservice to yourself, the game, and the people over at Bloober Team SA who created it.”
The four-player multiplayer shooter Evolve is also included in the pack, even though the game went free-to-play on PC last year. We gave it a 6 in our review, stating that it “stumbles onto the scene and right into the unmemorable category of unremarkable mediocrity.” The lesser known Heavy Weapon is a PopCap title that sees you moving a tank in a side-scrolling shoot ’em up.
Borderlands 2 is another gem in the collection, but do take note that this one is for the Xbox 360. The first-person co-op shooter was given a 9 back when we reviewed it in 2012, saying that it “is an easy game of the year contender with its accomplished mechanics and surprisingly complex RPG and loot systems.”
Just like every month, Microsoft splits the list of four free games by including two for the Xbox One and two for the Xbox 360. Those who own an Xbox One will be able to download all four games onto their system, including the backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games. Those who own an Xbox 360 can snag these titles and save them in their game library even if they don’t own the required system.
These games will be available for certain times during the month of March, so pay attention to the dates and don’t miss a single game!