Ring in 2014 with Microsoft and Xbox’s Games with Gold promotion! This month, they’re offering up two super solid games that I think everyone will/should enjoy, Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. I’m personally excited for the promotion to continue as everyone with a Gold subscription (Xbox 360 only, the Xbox One will get their GwG games sometime later) gets 2 free games a month, sometimes with all the DLC.
January 1 – 15 – Sleeping Dogs
Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant city whose exotic locations hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads.You play Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside. You’ll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. In time, you will risk everything as the lines between truth, loyalty and justice become permanently blurred.
Metacritic – 80
January 16-31 – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Experience the first ever co-op action-adventure game featuring Lara Croft. Team up with a friend or go at it alone as you traverse and solve deadly traps, fight hordes of undead enemies, and collect over 60 artifacts and relics. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light offers fast-paced action and breathtaking visuals shown through an isometric view. There are no refunds for this item.
Metacritic – 85