Today, Microsoft announced March's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on March 1, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion and Star Wars: Republic Commando will be free with the subscription. Then, on March 16, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn't matter if you're still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.

Adventrue Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is based on the popular Cartoon Network series and is surprisingly an open-world adventure rendered in a unique way. Just like South Park: The Stick of Truth, it looks like you're playing through an animated series.

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Star Wars: Republic Commando is one of the best first-person shooters which was an original Xbox console exclusive. The game still looks great even to this day, and if you're in shock as to how terrible EA's management of the franchise has been, then you're in luck! Star Wars: Republic Commando introduced many important new features which revolutionized the genre.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a lot of fun with friends or family. It's a third-person shooter but you can play as either plants or zombies. The visuals look like a Pixar film and there is a lot of content. I hope a sequel is announced soon!

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Lastly, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a hack-and-slash experience from PlatinumGames, the makers of Bayonetta and the cancelled Scalebound. It forgoes stealth and focuses on brutal attacks. The change of pace works in the Metal Gear Solid Universe, and critics loved the experience when it launched a few years ago.

Be sure to download all four of these games next month because many of them are great experiences. Out of all of these, we would recommend playing Star Wars: Republic Commando because it's an incredible title that holds up even to this day.

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