New April Titles Announced for Xbox Live Games with Gold

Xbox Live Gold subscribers have until next Friday, March 31, to claim any Games with Gold titles they haven’t already gotten. The new Games with Gold April 2017 have officially been confirmed by Microsoft and will be released next weekend. This means if you want Heavy Weapon on Xbox 360 or Layers of Fear on Xbox One, you should hurry. There are still a few titles, such as Evolve: Ultimate Edition, that will be available until April 15, so don’t sweat it too much.

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Games with Gold for both consoles

The new lineup for April includes some really great titles that we can’t wait to try out. Both “Ryse Son of Rome” and “Telltale’s The Walking Dead 2” will be available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. “Ryse Son of Rome” usually retails for $19.99 and “Telltale’s The Walking Dead” goes for $24.99, but both will be available for free on both consoles.

“Ryse Son of Rome”: Amidst the chaos of the late Roman Empire, become soldier Marius Titus and embark on a perilous campaign to avenge the death of your family and defend the honor of Rome. In Gladiator Mode, step into the Colosseum and fight for the glory, spectacle, and entertainment of the crowds.

Ryse Son of Rome

“Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 2”: The sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in an unforgiving world.Experience what it’s like to play as Clementine, meet new survivors, explore new locations and make gruesome decisions in this five-part game series of choice and consequence.

Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2

Games with Gold Xbox 360 Exclusives

“Darksiders” and “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” will be available on Xbox 360 for free next month. “Darksiders” will only be available from April 1 to 15, while “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations,” on the other hand, will be free to download for the second half from April 16 to 30. Both titles have a retail price of $19.99. While only Xbox Live Gold subscribers have access to these games for free on Xbox 360, all Xbox One users can still download and play them by paying the retail price.

Darksiders“: In Darksiders the player takes control of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a third-person perspective and engages in combat, puzzles, and exploration. The world is divided into separate locations with many areas initially inaccessible until War regains many of his lost weapons and abilities.

The center of the world, The Scalding Gallow, acts as a hub where War is given new objectives and paths to further unlock new areas. Each contains a series of linear and non-linear paths, many of which require large sections of platforming, climbing, and swimming, along with environment-based puzzles that impede progress and require the use of newly gained abilities. He fights mainly against angels and demons and has a unique way to kill each particular type of enemy, usually tearing them apart painfully.


Assassin’s Creed: Revelations“: The story follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The framing story is set in the 21st century and features the series protagonist Desmond Miles who, with the aid of a machine known as the Animus, relives the memories of his ancestors to find a way to avert the 2012 apocalypse.

Revelations feature two returning protagonists; Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad in 12th and 13th century Masyaf, and Ezio Auditore da Firenze in 16th century Constantinople. The main story follows the Assassin Ezio’s journey to unlock the secret of Altaïr’s vault in Masyaf using disc-like artifacts containing Altaïr’s memories.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

April is expected to be a huge month for Xbox Live Gold members, and this list of four is only the beginning. Stay tuned for more awesome titles in the coming days and weeks. If you haven’t subscribed to Xbox Live Gold yet, you can do that here.

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