BySimon Rune Knudsen, writer at Creators.co
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Simon Rune Knudsen

Those of you looking to pick up some amazing free Xbox games to download using your gold membership in 2017, look no further. Here we'll have a list of every available game on the Xbox Live marketplace, from Xbox One to Xbox 360 games so you can catch them before they expire.

We'll also be updating the list with the latest games each month as soon as Microsoft reveals which games will be made free for their 'Games with Gold' program.

All Free Xbox Live Gold Games In 2017

This year you won't have to say you missed Metal Gear Solid V, Gears of War 2, Outlast or any of the other titles that have come and gone in months passed.

June

Two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games are available for Xbox 360 Gold members in June. All of them are compatible with the Xbox One.

SpeedRunners

[Credit: tinyBuild Games]
[Credit: tinyBuild Games]
  • Available: June 1 - June 30
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: DoubleDutch Games
  • Publisher: tinyBuild Games
  • Summary: SpeedRunners is a multiplayer side-scrolling racing game. Originally a free web browser game, this Xbox Games with Gold release is the game's first release on the Xbox One. It's a simple but fiendishly fun racing gaming, reminiscent of platform version of Mario Kart but more balanced and with a whole new set of exciting, original characters.

Watch Dogs

[Credit: Watch Dogs]
[Credit: Watch Dogs]
  • Available: June 16 - July 15
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Summary: One of the first, big titles to come out on the Xbox One back in spring 2014, Watch Dogs is a special game. It's an open world action-adventure with shooter elements taking place in modern day Chicago. The game revolves around a mysterious, hacker-protagonist, who seeks revenge after the killing of his niece, and features plenty of computerhacking gameplay. An online multiplayer mode is also provided in Watch Dogs, allowing up to eight players to engage in both cooperative and competitive gameplay in a recreation of the single-player setting.

Assassin's Creed III

[Credit: Ubisoft]
[Credit: Ubisoft]
  • Available: June 1 - June 15
  • Platform: Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Summary: This is the fifth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, and a direct sequel to 2011's Assassin's Creed: Revelations. The story is set in the 18th century, before, during and after the American Revolution from 1754 to 1783, and follows protagonist Desmond Miles's half-English, half-Mohawk ancestor, as he fights the Templars' attempts to gain control in the colonies.

Dragon Age: Origins

[Credit: Electronic Arts Entertainment]
[Credit: Electronic Arts Entertainment]
  • Available: June 16 - June 30
  • Platform: Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts Entertainment
  • Summary: This is the first game in the Dragon Age series. A very classic, third-person RPG, the game puts the player in the role of a warrior, mage, or rogue coming from an elven, human, or dwarven background. The player character is recruited into the Grey Wardens, an ancient order that stands against demonic forces known as "Darkspawn", and is tasked with defeating the Archdemon that commands them and ending their invasion, known as the "Blight".

Phantom Dust DLC

[Credit: Microsoft Game Studios]
[Credit: Microsoft Game Studios]
  • Available: June 1 - June 30
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Microsoft Game Studios
  • Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
  • Summary: The Xbox cult-classic Phantom Dust from 2005 was released in a remastered version for the Xbox One in May 2017. The game is set in post-apocalyptic Earth, where the player seeks to understand what happened to the planet. It's an action strategy game at its core, but blends the genre with collectible card game elements. The game is free, with some paid DLC options available to speed up your progress through the game. That DLC content is now available to all Xbox Gold members.

May

Two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games are available for Xbox 360 Gold members in May. All of them are compatible with the Xbox One.

'Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams—Director’s Cut'

[Credit: Black Forest Games]
[Credit: Black Forest Games]
  • Available: May 1 - May 31
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Black Forest Games
  • Publisher: Black Forest Games
  • Summary: The successor to the 1987 Commodore 64 title The Great Giana Sisters, this game was funded on Kickstarter. It's a pretty classic platforming affair where Giana has to rescue her sister Maria as she's taken captive by the wicked dragon Gurglewocky.

'Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris'

[Credit: Square Enix]
[Credit: Square Enix]
  • Available: May 16 - June 15
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Summary: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is an action-adventure game that differentiates itself from regular Tomb Raider games by being a four player co-op multiplayer game. In it, Lara Croft joins forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Isis and Horus to defeat the evil deity Set. Players can play as either Lara Croft, Carter, Isis or Horus.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II'

[Credit: LucasArts]
[Credit: LucasArts]
  • Available: May 1 - May 15
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Developer: LucasArts
  • Publisher: LucasArts
  • Summary: In this third-person action game, players take the role of Starkiller, a Force-using, Darth Vader-trained clone. The game takes place one year prior to the events of the original Star Wars movies and has Starkiller embarking on a quest to rescue his love, Juno Eclipse, from the clutches of the empire. Expect plenty of Force lightning and lightsaber battles.

'LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga'

[Credit: LucasArts]
[Credit: LucasArts]
  • Available: May 16 - May 31
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Developer: Traveller's Tales
  • Publisher: LucasArts
  • Summary: This Lego-themed action-adventure video game spans the first six episodes of the Star Wars saga. Playing as a myriad of characters from these movies, the game follows the original story closely with you collecting Gold Bricks while defeating Darth Maul, witnessing Anakin's betrayal and destroying the Death Star two times.

April

Two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games are available for Xbox 360 Gold members in April. All of them are compatible with the Xbox One.

'Ryse: Son Of Rome'

[Credit: Microsoft Studios]
[Credit: Microsoft Studios]
  • Available: April 1st - April 30th
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Crytek
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Summary: A third-person adventure hack and slash, Ryse: Son of Rome follows the life of the centurion Marius Titus as he becomes one of the leaders in the Roman Legion. Gameplay revolves around Marius using his sword to strike enemies and shield to deflect attacks, and in God of War fashion there are plenty of quick-time events that serves to make the action more complex.

'The Walking Dead: Season Two'

[Credit: Telltale Games]
[Credit: Telltale Games]
  • Available: April 16th - May 15th
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Summary: The Walking Dead: Season Two is an episodic interactive graphic adventure game that is based upon the comic books by Robert Kirkeman. Set in a world hit by a zombie apocalypse, Telltale's game follows the young girl Clementine, who was the protagonist's companion in season, as she tries to survive in the brutal world.

'Darksiders'

[Credit: THQ Nordic]
[Credit: THQ Nordic]
  • Available: April 1st - April 15th
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Developer: Kaiko GmbH
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Summary: Darksiders is an action-roleplaying hack and slash game based upon the story of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation. You'll be playing as War, one of the four horsemen, and you'll mostly spend your time grinding things to dust or hacking them to pieces, but there are also occasional interactive puzzles to solve in the game.

Assassin's Creed Revelations

[Credit: Ubisoft]
[Credit: Ubisoft]
  • Available: April 16th - April 30th
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Summary: Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the fourth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series. Like other games in the franchise, it is set in an open world and presented from the third-person perspective. It takes place in Constantinopel and is the final chapter in the "Ezio Triology", concluding the story of Desmond, Altaïr and Ezio who also starred in Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

March

March featured two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games (all compatible with Xbox One)

'Layers of Fear'

[Credit: Aspyr Media, Inc.]
[Credit: Aspyr Media, Inc.]
  • Available: March 1st - March 31th
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Blooper Team
  • Publisher: Aspyr Media, Inc.
  • Summary: Layers of Fear is a psychological horror game, where you play as a disturbed painter obsessed with finishing his masterpiece, haunted by his past and his own creations. The game cleverly distorts art and architecture to make you question your own mind in this gorgeous and grotesque psychedelic game.

'Evolve Ultimate Edition'

[Credit: 2K Games]
[Credit: 2K Games]
  • Available: March 16th - April 15th
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Summary: Evolve Ultimate Edition is an adrenaline-pumping 4v1 first-person shooter where one player controls a powerful monster and must evade and outsmart a team of four player-controlled hunters. With endless combinations of hunters, monsters, maps and game modes to choose from, no two hunts will ever be the same. Includes additional skins and character unlocks.

'Borderlands 2'

[Credit: 2K Games]
[Credit: 2K Games]
  • Available: March 1st - March 15th
  • Platform: Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Summary: After being left for dead by Handsome Jack in the frozen tundra of Pandora, you must fight for revenge and survival in the critically acclaimed shooter. Play with up to three friends or conquer your enemies alone in this high-octane shoot-n-loot game.

'Heavy Weapon'

[Credit: PopCap Games]
[Credit: PopCap Games]
  • Available: March 16th - March 31th
  • Platform: Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Developer: PopCap Games
  • Publisher: PopCap Games
  • Summary: Heavy Weapon is frantic arcade shoot ’em up action. The retro style of the game compliments its classic shooter action and brutal, addictive gameplay. With 19 story-based missions, survival mode and online co-op, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off your skills.

February

February featured two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games (all compatible with Xbox One)

'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime'

[Credit: Asteroid Base]
[Credit: Asteroid Base]
  • Available: Feb 1st - Feb 28th
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Asteroid Base
  • Publisher: Asteroid Base
  • Summary: A space-based platformer best enjoyed with up to four players. Tackle four constellation campaigns and try to beat the boss in each. The bright colors and cartoony visuals fit the space theme surprisingly well.

'Project CARS: Digital Edition'

[Credit: Slightly Mad Studios]
[Credit: Slightly Mad Studios]
  • Available: Feb 16th - Mar 15th
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
  • Publisher: Slightly Mad Studios/Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Summary: A racing simulator made with community in mind, sporting over a hundred tracks and cars available from the get-go. From Supercars to Retro Tourers to Go-Karts, any vehicle lover is sure to find their high-octane fix in Project CARS.

'Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge'

[Credit: LucasArts]
[Credit: LucasArts]
  • Available: Feb 1st - Feb 15th
  • Platform: Xbox 360/Xbox One
  • Developer: LucasArts
  • Publisher: LucasArts
  • Summary: A fun point-and-click adventure game which doesn't take itself too seriously. Play as wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he tries to find the legendary Big Whoop treasure, fending off zombie pirate LeChuck. A super fun and humorous adventure you won't regret embarking on.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed'

[Credit: LucasArts]
[Credit: LucasArts]
  • Available: Feb 16th - Feb 28th
  • Platform: Xbox 360 (Xbox One compatible)
  • Developer: LucasArts
  • Publisher: LucasArts
  • Summary: A classic hack-and-slash style game in an ever enticing Star Wars setting. The Force Unleased serves as a bridge between the two Star Wars film trilogies, so if you wanted something more than Rogue One then you may find it here.

January

January featured two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games (all compatible with Xbox One)

'World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap'

[Credit: Neocore Games]
[Credit: Neocore Games]
  • Available: Jan 1st - Jan 31st
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: NeocoreGames
  • Publisher: NeocoreGames
  • Summary: A tower defense game in which you fend off monsters from the void before they reach the everyday world. The developers describe it as "the goriest tower defense game ever", which should tell you what to expect.

'Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition'

[Credit: Microsoft Studios]
[Credit: Microsoft Studios]
  • Available: Jan 16th - Feb 15th
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Developer: Iron Galaxy Studios/Double Helix Games/Rare/Microsoft Studios
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Summary: A classic one-on-one fighting game which combines elements from both the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat series, with a few new moves of its own. Prepare to break some combos.

'The Cave'

[Credit: Sega]
[Credit: Sega]
  • Available: Jan 1st - Jan 31st
  • Platform: Xbox 360 (Xbox One compatible)
  • Developer: Double Fine Productions
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Summary: A unique puzzle-platform game in which you enter a magic cave that talks. The Cave takes you on a hilarious adventure that'll lead you to discovering the dark secrets its seven playable characters hide.

'Rayman Origins'

[Credit: Ubisoft]
[Credit: Ubisoft]
  • Available: Jan 16th - Jan 31st
  • Platform: Xbox 360 (Xbox One compatible)
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier/Casablanca/Paris
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Summary: The classic series of platformers returned in 2011 with one of the best Rayman adventures yet. Origins is amazingly fun but also looks fantastic.

Played any of these already? Any games you're looking out for? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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