Microsoft has announced the four new games that will be available to download for free on Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Starting on January 1, Xbox Live subscribers will be able to download the first games, including Little Nightmares on Xbox One.

Classic game fans can also enjoy The King of Fighters XIII arriving on the same date from the Xbox 360.

Following on from the first two games, January 16 will see both Dead Rising and Breakdown launch as free games.

Microsoft’s announcement comes much earlier than previous months and means gamers can know exactly what to expect early next year.

It should also be noted that while these games can be played on Xbox Series X, none of them have any special enhancements.

There have also been no comments regarding the addition of Xbox Series games to the Gold program in the future.

A full list of the new Games with Gold January 2021 titles can be found below, along with official descriptions:

Little Nightmares

Help your character, Six, survive The Maw: a massive and mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking to make you their next meal. Reconnect with your inner childhood and unleash your imagination to escape the horrors within and find salvation.

Dead Rising

In this remastered version of the original game, survive the flesh-hungry undead mob in the Willamette shopping center using a range of weapons at your disposal. As photojournalist Frank West, you’ll have 72 hours to fight off the zombie horde and discover the reason behind the outbreak.

The King of Fighters XIII

An upgraded version of the original arcade classic, utilize your Hyper Drive power gauge to let loose devastating strikes and combinations. Don’t miss out on this final chapter of the “Ash Saga,” full of anger and betrayal, which ends here.


Trapped inside a mysterious lab and unable to remember his past, Derrick Cole must fight his way out using his newfound extraordinary powers. Combining hand-to-hand combat, state-of-the-art weapons, and an intense story line, embark on a thrilling and suspenseful search for the truth in this first-person action-adventure title.

Following this week’s Games with Gold announcement, Sony is expected to follow suit and reveals its plans for PS Plus games in January.

The big difference between both subscriptions is that Sony has committed to offering PS5 games, although, not every month.

We’ve already had a few since November, a stark difference to Microsoft own efforts in supporting Games with Gold.


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