Games With Gold January 2018 List Is Better For Xbox 360 Games

Here's the January 2018 lineup for Games with Gold subscribers.
Here's the January 2018 lineup for Games with Gold subscribers. youtube / major nelson

December is almost finished, so you know what that means … the Games with Gold list for January 2018 has arrived! As always it's a mix of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, available to Xbox Live Gold Members who fork over the $60 per year fee. The Games with Gold list is as official as official gets, coming by way of Major Nelson’s blog. Here’s the rundown for of all the free games coming in January:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III : Available January 1 to 31 on Xbox One

Zombi : Available January 16 to February 15 on Xbox One

Tomb Raider Underworld : Available January 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

Army of Two : Available January 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

On the Xbox One side, both The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III and Zombi are not exactly what you’d call smash hits. With Open Critic ratings in the mid 60s, these are kind of 0erfect games to get for free. At a glance both look to be similar in tone, but Zombi is all about first-person survival/horror and Van Helsing III is more of a Diablo- esque hack and slasher. Van Helsing III offers a bit more depth than Zombi, and the main issue fans seemed to have with the game is that it wasn’t as good as the other installments. So, if you’ve never experienced Neocores’ Van Helsing series this might get you started, and if you dig it there’s a couple (better) games to check out.

For your free Xbox 360 Games with Gold January 2018 offers you a much more solid pair (yes it’s a Tomb Raider joke and no I won’t grow up) in Tomb Raider: Underworld and Army Of Two. For fans of old-school Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: Underworld is the final installment in the Legend trilogy and more-or-less her last appearance as the top-heavy pop culture icon gamers recognize. It’s not all eye-candy though, Tomb Raider: Underworld packs serious platforming and puzzles too, so if that’s your jam you’ll find plenty to enjoy.

If an action-driven game is more your thing then Army of Two won’t disappoint. Best experienced as a couch co-op game, invite a friend over and enjoy. It’s got cool masks and cool guns and some superb shootout sequences.

If you’re interested in downloading these games your Xbox One is probably already coming into your bedroom at night to wake you up and slam notifications in your face about Games with Gold, so just turn the thing on and figure it out. It’s easy.

What do you think about the January 2018 Games with Gold list? Is Zombi some sort of hidden genre gem I don’t know about? Let us know in the comments!

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