Xbox Live Games With Gold January 2015: Free D4 For XBox One, The Witcher 2 And MX vs. ATV Alive For 360

By Alex Riviello , Updated Dec 23, 2014 02:43 PM EST

Microsoft has announced the free Games With Gold titles they are offering for January 2015, and it's going to be a good new year one no matter which console you own.

As per usual subscribers will be offered two free Xbox 360 titles and one Xbox One title for the month. Note that you only have to be an XBox Live Gold member to get these free games, although trial codes don't work. You need to be at least a one-month subscriber to get the goodies.

For the entire month of January Xbox One owners will be able to dowload D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, the spiritual successor to Kenji Eno's legendary D series of survival horror games, featuring cel-shaded graphics and a man with supernatural abilities trying to solve his wife's murder. It's a weird, surreal game and one that PlayStation owners are lamenting never being able to get, so make sure to download it during January. As with the other free Xbox One titles D4 will only be yours as long as you're an Xbox Live Gold member.

That's not the case with the Xbox 360 titles, which are yours to keep forever.

On Thursday, January 1 MX vs. ATV Alive will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through January 15th. 

"Own the competition as you wrestle for position with tightly contested racing in the fifth iteration of the MX vs ATV franchise. Feel the realism of the revolutionary real-world physics engine which has defined the racing genre. Live the sport as Alive captures the spectacle of motocross and the essence of competitive racing while providing the best riders and gear from the latest manufacturers."

On January 16 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be made available to download for free through January 31. This is the perfect time to check out one of the most incredible RPGs of recent years, as The Witcher 3 is coming out May 2015 and you'll be ready to jump right in. If you're not familiar with Geralt of Rivia get ready to meet your new favorite video game protagonist. 

A great start to the year for Microsoft. Don't forget to download them all while you have the chance!

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