What you need to know
- Every month Microsoft gives Xbox Live Gold members four free games.
- In March 2020, you can download titles like Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.
- You need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to access Xbox One games.
- You can purchase Xbox Live Gold through Amazon (opens in new tab).
Today, Microsoft announced March 2020's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on March 1, Batman: The Enemy Within - The Complete Season and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be free with the subscription. Then, on March 16, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and Sonic Generations can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the Xbox 360 or original Xbox titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn't matter if you're still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
You can read about the games below.
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Complete Season
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
All of these are great games, but we're partial to Batman: The Enemy Within. It's just fantastic!
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.
It'll last you a couple of months
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.
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Shantae and Sonic bundled with this Game Pass, this is the best timeline
Lego games, and telltale games I'm done with, had my fill. I'd like a different selection. Yes, I realise that none of these are Lego games.
Nifty, I didn't finish Shantae before it left Game Pass so I'll finally be able to knock that one out. Also I've been waiting to play LoS2 since the 360 days. The other two I'm not fussed about but cool to add to the collection (especially since Telltale games are an easy completion).
I actually like these picks for the most part.