Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games With Gold for March 2016

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[UPDATE] Microsoft has now officially announced March 2016's Games With Gold lineup. It is as follows:

Xbox One:

  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments -- March 1-31
  • Lords of the Fallen -- March 16-April 15

Xbox 360:

  • Supreme Commander 2 -- March 1-15
  • Borderlands -- March 16-31

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It looks like March 2016's Games With Gold lineup has been revealed. According to an Xbox Espana video, freebies in March will include Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment and Lords of the Fallen on Xbox One. Xbox 360 free games will reportedly include Supreme Commander 2 and the first Borderlands.

Microsoft has yet to make an official announcement regarding March 2016's Games With Gold lineup. We will update this post with new information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, you can still pick up February's free games. These include Hand of Fate and Styx: Master of Shadows on Xbox One, as well as Gears of War 2 for Xbox 360.

Note that Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles are playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. Additionally, you need an Xbox Live Gold membership to pick up any of the games.

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kdogpa

LOTF gets my endorsement, if you haven't played you'll be pleasantly surprised if you like that genre. Solid list again, hope they keep it up this year.

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NTM23

Hm. I might get Lord of Fallen. It's not a game that I really wanted, but it piqued my interest somewhat. It's like Demon's Souls and what have you, but easier from what I understand.

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berserks

@NTM23: Not really easier if you play a roguelike character . If you play a warrior type , it is easier for sure .

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Naewulf

jesus christ wake up sony...

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mikezero83

If you like a good rpg then you can't go wrong with Supreme Commander 2. The first one was terrible, but the sequel was much better. My only complaints are limited unit count (200 and buildings count) and only 3 factions to choose from. But still play it to this day, even though I switched to an X1 a year and a half ago.

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Karmazyn

I love free games.

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Raveneye

Lords of the Fallen is not a bad choice.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments was already given to us in PS3 some time ago via PSPlus. Shame :(

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gto3440

And for the second month in a row we get nothing good from Games With Gold? Step it up Microsoft.

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Naewulf

@gto3440: cmon bro, we gonna get broforce from psn... how can you complain about lords of the fallen and borderlands? I wish I had those on PSN.

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berserks

@Naewulf I love getting indie game more cause i already bought the AAA games i care for lol .

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rikku45

@Naewulf: Yay another sidescrolling 2d indie game woohoo.

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Millard11

@rikku45: Broforce is actually quite a fun game. Since it's free you should download it and try it.

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Raveneye

@gto3440: Borderlands is good. And Lord of the Fallen is acceptable.

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woods0419

I have both an Xbox One and PS4, so no bias here. So, I have to say: WTF PS Plus? Helldivers is really the best thing to come out on from PS Plus in awhile. Indie game after indie game on PS Plus. Gold has Styx this month, Tomb Raider a little while ago, Thief, and now Lords of the Fallen. Seriously, step it up PS Plus.

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GoodGamesGuy

@woods0419: plus had Theif and Styx months ago also Sherlock Holmes was free last year through plus...

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JoshRMeyer

@woods0419: ps plus had Styx in like November. Although it wasn't advertised.

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woods0419

@joshrmeyer: I certainly stand corrected on that point, then. I don't think I ever saw them. Still, it just seems that Gold has been putting out more sought after games than PS Plus.

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JoshRMeyer

@woods0419: Probably right... from what I see when the list comes out from either system is games I already owned for years, or some new games, mostly "indies" I've never heard of. But that's kinda how I like it... If it's a game I've heard of and wanted to play, and it's old, I've probably already picked it up on a discount. So getting free no name games is actually more beneficial to me. And the indies are great for my vita (small screen).

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Ripper_TV

@joshrmeyer: Styx and Lords are not comparable, Lords is a leagues better game.

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JoshRMeyer

@Ripper_TV: I was replying to the OP. Wasn't comparing games. He was saying ps plus doesn't have any games, when in fact those said games were already released.

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tonyleo01

Nice! My backlog is ready!

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AyatollaofRnR

Lords of the Fallen is a good freebie. I've been interested in trying it out.

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Ripper_TV

@AyatollaofRnR: Indeed.

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phbz

Nearly bought LotF today. Happy coincidence.