Xbox Games with Gold for January 2020 include Batman: The Telltale Series and Tekken 6

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Styx (Image credit: Focus Home Interactive)

What you need to know

  • Every month Microsoft gives Xbox Live Gold members four free games.
  • In January, you can download titles like Batman: The Telltale Series and Tekken 6.
  • You need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to access Xbox One games, Xbox 360 titles are yours forever.
  • You can purchase Xbox Live Gold subscription through Amazon (opens in new tab).

Today, Microsoft announced January 2020's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on January 1, Styx: Shards of Darkness and Tekken 6 will be free with the subscription. Then, on January 16, Batman: The Telltale Series - The Complete Season and Lego Star Wars II can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the 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.

According to Microsoft, January's lineup provides almost $65 in value and up to 4,000 Gamerscore. You can read about the free games below.

Batman: The Telltale Series

Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City.

Lego Star Wars II

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy reunites the fun and endless creativity of Lego with the epic story, heroic characters, and exciting action of the Star Wars universe. In this highly anticipated follow-up game, follow the tongue-in-cheek, brick-based action through all three epic films of the original Star Wars Trilogy.

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Styx returns in a new stealth adventure! Explore and master huge open environments, sneak past or assassinate new enemies and bosses, and experiment with the new array of lethal abilities and weapons in our goblin assassin's arsenal.

Tekken 6

With over 34 million copies sold worldwide, Tekken is a top fighting game franchise. The series appears on the Xbox 360 console for the first time with the latest installment, Tekken 6. A large roster of unique characters, fast-paced action, a deep level of strategy, and the rich background story have all helped make the Tekken series the top in its genre.

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 Batman: The Telltale Series and Tekken 6 because they're incredible titles.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold into one package. The monthly subscription fee goes up to $15 a month, but you gain access to over two hundred games instantaneously.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.