Microsoft has revealed their January 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold lineup, which includes your standard two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games. Of course, the Xbox 360 games can be played on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Next month’s selection includes Ubisoft’s tough-as-nails survival horror game Zombi, pre-reboot Lara Croft adventure Tomb Raider Underworld, co-op shooter Army of Two, and hack ‘n’ slash actioner The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III. Check out a brief trailer, below.
How long do you think you can survive in the streets of London, surrounded by the infected among the roads and underground canals? If you happen to fall victim to these mindless enemies, you’ll lose all your possessions. Start again as a different survivor and you can fight your way back to recover your stash. Plan well and you may make it out alive.
Tomb Raider Underworld
Dive, climb, fight, and jump your way back into the world of Lara Croft as she travels around the world to uncover the mystery surrounding Thor’s Hammer. You’ll need all your new combat options and gear to help prevent a forgotten power being unleashed that could destroy civilization.
Army of Two
Combat, camaraderie, and cash. Bring your best buddy (or play with the AI) in this innovative co-op third-person shooter centered around the world of private military enterprise. Earn and spend your money to improve your weapons and increase your lethality as your jobs will take you around the world, from Afghanistan to South Korea, where your team will confront a conspiracy that threatens the entire world.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III
Van Helsing III will make its debut on Xbox One and will be Xbox One X Enhanced upon release. In this final chapter of the trilogy, Van Helsing does battle against even more terrifying beasts with an expanded arsenal for six specialized character classes and a more detailed, diverse leveling system. He’s prepared to face his archenemy in this world of squabbling factions and criminals, but he won’t be alone — Lady Katarina, his ghost companion, is still with him and her story is set to be revealed as well.
Tomb Raider Underworld will be available from January 1 to 15, Zombi and Army of Two will be available on January 16, and Van Helsing can be downloaded all month long. As always, once you download a Games With Gold title, you’ll have permanent access to it, so long as you still have an active Xbox Live Gold membership.
Not the freshest lineup, but it’s better than what we’ve got the past couple months. Zombi is definitely worth your time, and Tomb Raider Underworld is pretty solid. At least, it was back in 2008. Anything strike your fancy this month?