Free Xbox One/Xbox 360 January Games Revealed, Includes Witcher 2

Microsoft giving away The Witcher 2, MX vs. ATV Alive, and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die starting January 1.

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If your New Year's resolution is to play D4, you're in luck.
If your New Year's resolution is to play D4, you're in luck.

Microsoft on Monday announced January 2015's free Xbox 360 and Xbox One games for Xbox Live subscribers, and they are a pretty great bunch. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and MX vs. ATV Alive will all be given away to subscribers to ring in the new year.

Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live subscription will be able to download D4, which normally sells for $15, for free starting January 1. Meanwhile, Xbox 360 users can pick up MX vs. ATV Alive (normally $20) for free January 1-15, and then The Witcher 2 (normally $30) January 16-31.

Now is also a good time to download EA Sports' extreme snowboarding game SSX, which is free on Xbox 360 through December 31. Xbox One owners, meanwhile, can download Worms Battlegrounds and Volgarr the Viking through the end of the month.

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can you download games form xbox live without having the required space, i mean they are added to the pending list or they dont download at all, because i want to download the witcher but i dont have enough space, (xbox 360 4gb)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You can, on 360 once you purchase it, it's on your account forever. Thats why ilike the games on 360.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That's the same with Xbox One, Playstation3, 4 and Vita... Duh.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i read somewhere that if you remove the game, its not longer available on psn and xbox one. You can play it whenever you want it but cant delete it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> but i cant. it says free some space then try again, and the game is not in my dowonload or purchase history, can you help me ?

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not really good in all honesty, the witcher was free many times over on pc from GOG and other such providers hell even on steam it was like £2 at one point (£3,49 right now), this is not what i call amazing as everyone is most likly got the game. iv heard good things about d4 but its not something to scream about and MX vs. ATV Alive disappointing really.

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Pretty good month, don't really have any interest in trying D4, but Witcher 2 is cool!

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Didn't they already do The Witcher 2 as a free Xbox 360 Live Gold game not too long ago?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> nope, they never did

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You're right. I just remembered they offered it really cheap one day and I prefer having a disc copy of the game. So it had to be really cheap for me to buy it digitally. Like $5 or less and I think it was less.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 3.49$ I think, I bought the same deal. I always see people on here say xbl doesn't have good sales, I have so many games I don't know if I'll ever play them all.

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Agreed! And I like the fact that I don't need to keep Live Gold account to keep them too.

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oh nice witcher 2. i have D4 allready though but very nice for anyone that don't as it is a great game.

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Well with Far Cry 4, Dragon Age, Shadow of Mordor and the games I already had, I'm pretty much out of space.

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Ha ha! I knew waiting would be worth it.

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NOOOOOOOO. I bought D4 but haven't gotten around to playing it yet!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED IT?! PLAY IT NOW!!
I'm on the same boat I bought D4(it was 9.99 at one point) and started playing it. I love it, it's really good.

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D4 is very good,

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Finally, an interesting game for Xbox One games with gold.

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I've been looking at D4 a bit lately, I almost bought it yesterday, glad I didn't because now I can just wait a few more days and get it for free.

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Witcher 2 is worth the full £40, so it would be a silly thing to pass up a free copy.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, it would be a much wiser move to release a new game and forego any profits from sales of the aforementioned new title.

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I guess posting this once wasn't enough, huh?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> D4 is not a cheap old game!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> D4 is not an old game! Quit your whining! And PS3 and PS4 get your financial info stolen!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Which is it? Is it old or does it suck?


Metacritic users and professional reviewers have an average rating of 7.5 between the two.

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Much better.

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I knew I meant to renew my Live subscription for some reason. Looks like my kid has a new stocking stuffer for daddy.....

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D4 got a good review here, but it doesn't look like my cup of tea though.

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I bought D4 at launch to support Swery. This just makes me learn my lesson even more though. Don't buy Indie games on XB1 because they will always go GWG a few months later.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Somewhat agreed -- I still buy the most interesting titles at launch, mainly to support the Devs. Sure, they still get compensated via GwG, but nothing beats launch-week sales stats for an indie.

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Not bad month, better then the last couple.

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I bought D4 a month or so ago on sale for $10 I think, or maybe it was less. I joked that it would be free as soon as I buy it. No regrets on buying it though, its a quirky game all XB1 owners should experience.

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D4 is good! I am glad more people can play it now.

Never gave the witcher a proper go, so this is good for me.

All in all a solid month!

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I got wicher 2 for free too. from GoG. without paying a subscription.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And I once got relevant comments in a forum. Definitely not from you though...

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