It won’t be long before we find out what new games will be added to the Xbox Live free games list in April.
Fans will probably only have to wait another week before they find out and until that happens, there is a new Games With Gold title available to download right now.
As always, Microsoft releases their free Xbox Live games – available to Gold subscribers – in waves.
This means that Xbox One owners can no longer download Super Bomberman R, which was originally released during February.
The good news is that they can now download Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 as part of their official Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Garden Warfare 2 has a favourable rating on Metacritic, both with reviewers and user scores.
Unlike other instalments in the Plants Vs. Zombies franchises, Garden Warfare 2 is a third person shooter that was released in 2016.
It weighs in at around 32GB on Xbox One and has an age rating of 10+, with plenty of add-ons available for those who want more.
“The battle for suburbia grows to crazy new heights in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2,” the official game description explains.
“In this hilarious, action-packed shooter, zombie leader Dr. Zomboss has strengthened his horde and rebuilt suburbia as a zombie utopia.
“But hope remains, because for the first time the plants are taking the offensive in an all-out attack to reclaim their turf.
“Play as both the plants and zombies in new 24 player multiplayer and 4-player co-op modes, or go at it solo or in split-screen against the AI across all game modes.
“Garden Warfare 2 also introduces the Backyard Battleground, your very own interactive hub where you and up to 3 friends can take on daily quests, challenges, and interact with your favourite PvZ characters.”
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will be available to download for free for anyone who has an active Gold subscription on Xbox One.
And it’s not the only new download available this weekend, with the Xbox 360’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance taking the place of Star Wars: Republic Commando.
Revengeance is a title originally released for the older 360 consoles but it available to play on Xbox One thanks to the Microsoft Backwards Compatibility program.
The emulation used to run these games even sometimes helps to provide better performance than on the original hardware. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will weigh in at around 8GB on the Xbox One and is age rated as 17+.
“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by focusing on delivering an all-new action experience unlike anything that has come before,” the official Microsoft marketplace description reads.
“Combining world-class development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, MGR REVENGEANCE brings two of the world’s most respected teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive MG universe.
“The game introduces Raiden as the central character; a child soldier transformed into a half-man, half-machine cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.”
The program provides Gold members with free games every month, worth up to $700 per year, according to Microsoft.
Games with Gold is available to all Xbox Live Gold members, which can be redeemed from the Gold widget on the Xbox One home screen. Titles can also be found if you download the Xbox One SmartGlass app, and go to the Microsoft Store and then page right.
When you select a game, it’ll be stored in your account and ready for download when you sign in to your console.
It should also be noted that new Games with Gold titles become available on the first and the sixteenth day of every month.