Xbox Live Gold members get Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War for free in February

Dead Island is free from Feb. 1-15, while Toy Soldiers: Cold War will be free from Feb. 16-28.

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Microsoft has announced February 2014's two free games for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360.

Starting today, Feb. 1, developer Techland's first-person zombie action game Dead Island (normally $20) will be free. Then, from Feb. 16, subscribers can download action strategy game Toy Soldiers: Cold War (normally $15) for free.

The games are offered as part of Microsoft's Xbox 360 "Games with Gold" program that gives subscribers two free games to keep per month. New titles are available on the 1st and 16th of every month. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is $10/month or $60/year. The promotion is not available on Xbox One.

By comparison, the free games offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers in February are Outlast on the PlayStation 4, Payday 2, Metro: Last Light, and Remember Me on PlayStation 3, and Street Fighter X Tekken and ModNation Racers: Road Trip on the PS Vita. A 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus costs $49.99.

Discussion

192 comments
looksthatkill13
looksthatkill13

Xbox Live Has The Latest Games That Come Out But Ps3 Has To Wait About A Week Or Possibly A Month For It To Come Out

ddogbritt16
ddogbritt16

These games may not be as good as playstation plus but you actually get to keep them if you cancel your subscription.

nuro0o
nuro0o

EU playstation + Has better stuff :D Like bioshock infinite and dynasty warriors next :3

hardeman
hardeman

once again microsoft fails laughably

kingisaactheiv
kingisaactheiv

When will we see free games & better apps come to Xbox one? Xbox 360 Gold service was great. Not so much for Xbox 1

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

I have an xbox one and having gold sucks compared to the 360. Less apps and promotions where's my last fm?

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Yes, it's definitely a "Games with Old" promotion.

kdogvermont
kdogvermont

 I don't get all the crap talk about the xbox free games service. Sure a lot of the titles have been older one's, but the one's that PS+ owners are getting are all mostly newer, but are also all around the $20 mark as well, which is what most of the xbox games have been. Either way, I'd rather pay $60/yr and know that my information is secure and won't be hacked a billion times than to pay for an unproven security risk which to most of the PS+ owners your information is probably in the hands of someone waiting to be used, so keep an eye on your credit reports, or just enjoy your $20 games. Yes the games are newer and some better, but try to look at the bigger picture here. 

coaltango
coaltango

both games are garbage. I mean really Xbox is this a good value for your gold subscribers?? I mean you have more reasons to give away better games than the PS Plus guys are getting. you might as well stop this silly promotion

DVONvX
DVONvX

MS gives away the crappiest games. I've got gamefly though so I've already played these plus most of the of the PS+ games. No need to wait for them to be free : )

NikIvRu
NikIvRu

PS+ : Bioshock Infinte, Outlast, Remember Me 

Xbox Live Gold: Dead Island, Toy Soldiers
....Microsoft is so generous....

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

LMAOOOO Look at XBLA's LAME ASS free games!!!! Another 4 year old game.. Meanwhile PSN+ is giving

Outlast - PS4 at 1080p 60fps something Xbone could never do on high demanding games
Metro Last Night: Ps3
Pay Day 2: Ps3
Remember Me: Ps3
Street fighter X tekken ps vita
Mod Nation Racers Ps:Vita

XBLA is trash anybody who pays $60 a year for that crappy subscription is irrefutably inferior. 

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Well....it's LESS old right?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I still have my copy of Dead Island and Riptide but I was so addicted to that game and now that hype of mine has died down but still, it's a okay game but I did not expect MS to release a poor game when they did so good last month and now MS your back to being a Jerk now? Well as always it's free and like I said Dead Island is fun and my favorite character was Sam B. [Who do you Voodoo Bitch]

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

well i never got round to buying dead island so that will do me ^_^

looksthatkill13
looksthatkill13

@nuro0o  Xbox Is Better Because Ps3 Has A Lag Switch HaHa

realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

@kingisaactheiv  When Microsoft has games to give away.  What are they going to make free now?  Every Xbox One game is still at full price.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@kdogvermont Information is secure?  Tell that to the NSA buddy.. No your info isn't secure anywhere you put it.  It's amazing how Xbox loyalists have convinced themselves Xbox Live is some kind of safe haven when it comes to privacy when it's no different than any other service.  Even during this NSA scandal you guys are still in denial.  Either you've been living in a cave or you're a special type of fool. Unbelievable. 

realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

@coaltango  It's like Microsoft waits until 2 hours before deadline and goes around calling publishers, trying to get the next title for Games with Gold.


*ring ring* "Hello this is Epic" "Can we make Gears of War 2 free?"  "Sorry, nope"


*ring ring* "Hello, this is EA" "Can we make Skate 3 free?"  "Sorry, no can do"


*ring ring*  "Hello, this is Deep Silver" "Can we make Dead Island free?"  "Fuck it, sure"

sammoth
sammoth

@MapleLeafKush They are not giving anything it's called Renting. Getting the 2 mixed up again. Better lay off your so called medical MJ.


$60 a month ? Are you really that stupid ?

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

@realguitarhero5 @kingisaactheivThey can offer something like Crimson Dragon or whatever the golf game is for free, but no. They offer you "$5 off Crimson Dragon" for a week. Gee thanks guys. 

PS+ has been offering quality indie stuff for free on PS4 so far, and the fact that Microsoft hasn't followed suite is honestly insulting. And yeah, the stuff they've been offering with Gold on 360 is nothing less than a joke. This month included.

Urizen316
Urizen316

@thebeachguy90@kdogvermont I don't buy monthly subscriptions with a creditcard, and kinect can stare at me all they want, I'm not doing anything I shouldn't be doing. Xbox Live rules, and if you don't want the free games on ps+ or Live, you didn't want them when they came out anyway.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@sammoth @MapleLeafKush  you mean were? Where signifies a location/position, GOT EM

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@sammoth @MapleLeafKush  Pretty sure as long as I own a playstation console I will pay for the service, same goes for anybody who owns an xbox console are they going  to get rid of XBLA? Your argument is irrefutably retarded... I cant edit its past the 5 min mark I have no idea what u are talking about..And you also have to pay for XBLA to get the games in the first place .. so I fail to see where it's free, if this is your argument 

bwhaider
bwhaider

@MapleLeafKush  Do you watch rooster teeth if so you win the argument, which is ironic. If you don't know what im saying ignore.

sammoth
sammoth

@MapleLeafKush @sammoth MapleQuief the 15 year old kid or 40 yr old virgin who still lives in his parents basement.



Later biotch.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@sammoth  good one bro you must of learned that one on your 15th birthday... go back to playing your shitty $500 paper weight while I indulge in the greatness that is Ps4 and PSN+ good day,  you angry little boy, I would recommend steeping outside every 24 hours for fresh air.. PEACE!

sammoth
sammoth

For a minute there I thought you were complaining about your sore vagina.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@sammoth @MapleLeafKush  today before I got in the shower and stripped naked and said "Look at that sexy human being right there.." Would you like more detail?

you mean delete, there's a difference.

sammoth
sammoth

@MapleLeafKush When was the last time you saw your whole body in the mirror? See I can edit too.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@sammoth @MapleLeafKush  then why do you keep trying? is that you have nothing better to do and your just a angry pitiful individual? I use to be real angry like you then I went out and got laid

sammoth
sammoth

@MapleLeafKush @sammoth You mean like all your negative posts towards Xbox. Take heed to you're own advice loser.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@sammoth @MapleLeafKush  so angry, you might want to take all that negative energy you are harnessing and put it towards something positive, it may change your life.  But I guess i would be just as angry as you if i wasted $500 on  a piece of shit

sammoth
sammoth

@MapleLeafKush @sammoth Dope is a slang term for people who don't use drugs is why they call it that. You might want to look into the history of the word before you open your mouth again. "Yum foot tastes good". DOPE = Narcotic it's not just heroin.


BTW: I don't care who smokes what. I am simply stating you're a pot-head loser who lives in your parents basement.


http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dope


Speaking of Dope MapleQuief, it's something that you live up to is being a Dope.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

@sammoth @MapleLeafKush  dope is heroine I dont know what you're talking about... Its ok you can stray from the topic at hand and insult me so you can cover up  the facts of your shitty console and XBLA service.

I bet you didnt know Bill Gates was on the top 50 most influential people who smoke  marijuana so he must be stupid to

sammoth
sammoth

@MapleLeafKush @sammoth Sure you don't you're so full of sh!t. You made a mistake saying XBL cost $60 a month ands edited it.


Keep smoking dope it's making you smarter by the minute. Oh wait it enhances what you already are "Stupid".