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Microsoft has been on a roll lately when it comes to making decisions that make their loyal fanbase drool with anticipation and get excited about what new content is on the horizon. In this case, they've announced the April line-up for Games With Gold and it's definitely worthwhile.
IGN is reporting that Microsoft has revealed the four games being made available for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You can check out the short list below.
? The Wolf Among Us April 1-30, Xbox One
? Sunset Overdrive April 16-May 15, Xbox One
? Dead Space April 1-15, Xbox 360
? Saints Row IV April 16-30, Xbox 360
That's a sexy line-up of games right there. All four of those titles are basically must-own games for the Xbox consoles. Microsoft is really picking some heavy hitters to get gamers to sign-up and spend some coin on Xbox Live Gold.
The first season (and only season) of The Wolf Among Us has been praised by gamers who have played it and they most definitely want to see more of Telltale's mature take on classic fairy tales. The game plays on some mature themes in classic Telltale fashion and anyone who enjoys point-and-click adventure games aimed at adults will likely enjoy The Wolf Among Us.
Sunset Overdrive is probably one of the most underrated games for eighth gen. It's a creative explosion of vibrancy and color. Insomniac Games' third-person shooter that puts players in the shoes of a survivor of a zombie outbreak caused by a infectious soft drink has been described as Jet Set Radio meets Ratchet & Clank. Unsurprisingly enough Insomniac Games is the makers of Ratchet & Clank and they even admitted that they wanted to bring over a lot of the wacky and crazy weapons from the PlayStation series to Sunset Overdrive. They managed to do so in a very cool way with a game that has managed to set itself apart from just about everything else released this generation.
On the Xbox 360 side there's the original Dead Space, which will go down in history as an all-time favorite horror-survival title. While Visceral Games is currently trying to keep Battlefield: Hardline afloat and relevant in the world of first-person shooters, it was Dead Space that really put them on the map and helped them carve out their own corner of respect within the gaming community for crafting such a visually engrossing and heart-racing, sci-fi horror title. While the two games that followed scaled back on the horror and focused more on the action, the original Dead Space is definitely a game worth having in your library.
Last but not least is Saints Row IV, the latest in Volition's open-world, comically over-the-top action series. Yes, you're going to be able to get this game for free on the Xbox 360. The game is a lot more linear than Saints Row 2 and is even less grounded than Saints Row: The Third, but the game was praised for its inclusion of super-powers, the customization and the crazy storyline.
If you don't own any of the Xbox 360 games but you do want to play them on the Xbox One, you can purchase a digital copy of them right now from the new Xbox One game store following the release of the March update. The only thing Microsoft needs to do now is work on fixing the Xbox 360 profile import bug that has prevented a lot of Xbox One gamers from saving their games when playing backwards compatible titles.