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Xbox Games with Gold better than PS Plus in January?

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Gwg vs psplus

Isn’t it sort of like sibling rivalry? We know Xbox doesn’t usually have the best in free games each month, but there are other services on offer and neither service was available on Xmas so there is no good one, really. Okay, maybe there is. But based solely on the games, it’s hard to call a winner this month.

First up, the PS Plus offering. Typically, they have the best games, and they are certainly putting on a strong show with the following.

PS4

  • inFAMOUS: First Light
  • The Swapper (Crossbuy)

PS3

  • Prototype 2
  • Duck Takes Remastered

PS Vita

  • Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition
  • Whoa Dave!

I thoroughly enjoyed Prototype 2. No, the plot isn’t great. In fact, the story and characters are awful, but it doesn’t matter because the action is ridiculously fun. And those new generation offers are also impressive – inFAMOUS: First Light isn’t even a year old! So what is Xbox bringing to the table?

With fewer platforms to brag about, Xbox only has three games to give away this month. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet:

Xbox One

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

Xbox 360

  • MX vs ATV Alive
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Yup, with The Witcher 3 only a few months away from release, Games with Gold is offering Xbox 360 owners the chance to play The Witcher 2 for free. That is a seriously awesome offer, especially seeing as finding a hard copy of The Witcher 2 on console is like searching for Gavin’s dignity.

Both services are offering some excellent games this month – I’d be hard pressed to call one a winner. Oh, who am I kidding? Xbox Games with Gold wins it purely because of The Witcher; it’s the largest and most relevant game of the bunch. Unless, of course, you’re like Darryn and already sold your old generation consoles…

Last Updated: January 5, 2015

60 Comments

  1. Ryanza

    January 5, 2015 at 08:39

    Did someone say The Witcher 2…

    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–03pc6Kx8–/18j1p0vddz6rajpg.jpg

    Don’t Support DRM. Like how The Witcher 2 was released with DRM and then CD Projekt RED said, fuck it, Don’t Support DRM and now The Witcher 3 is being released DRM-Free.

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 5, 2015 at 08:42

    You’re all winners by just participating.

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  3. Ryanza

    January 5, 2015 at 08:52

    “The Witcher 3 only a few months away from release” Is that a sneaky way of saying, The Witcher 3 is coming?

    http://38.media.tumblr.com/176f833abab159822a796b2984d4c9e7/tumblr_nbquovYtkE1r122xxo1_500.jpg

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  4. Quo Vadis?

    January 5, 2015 at 08:53

    After my dealings with Xbox, I would have to give the PS the nod.
    BTW, Happy new year TREVOR!!!! ;P

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 5, 2015 at 08:54

      He’d say. “you too” πŸ˜›

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 5, 2015 at 08:55

        I’m just saying it to piss him off really πŸ˜‰

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 5, 2015 at 08:56

          To you too… dick. πŸ˜‰

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 5, 2015 at 09:05

            same there πŸ™‚

  5. Hammersteyn

    January 5, 2015 at 08:55

    Still need to play inFAMOUS: First Light, Duck Takes Remastered was worth the asking price so that’s a nice bonus. Plus I will be playing Duke Nukem 3D on the VITA.

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  6. konfab aka derp

    January 5, 2015 at 08:58

    When does the store get updated with these deals?

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 5, 2015 at 09:10

      First Wednesday of the month if I recall correctly. Which sucks if the first is on a Thursday like this month.

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    • Jonah Cash

      January 5, 2015 at 09:43

      I think I read it is the 7th in the USA and the rest of us get our free games on the 8th…

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  7. Lardus-Resident Perve

    January 5, 2015 at 09:01

    Would love to play Witcher 1 and 2…

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    • Matthew Holliday

      January 5, 2015 at 09:58

      theyr tough, ive never felt witcher 2 aged that well.
      got it a couple of years ago and it was tough to sit through back then already.

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      • Mossel

        January 5, 2015 at 10:07

        You mean Witcher 1? Witcher 2 still looks better than most next gen games.

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        • Matthew Holliday

          January 5, 2015 at 18:51

          visuals, yes.
          gameplay, not so much.

          it felt so wooden, i was ready to love the game, but never got all that far into it because the gameplay was appauling.

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  8. Admiral Chief

    January 5, 2015 at 09:07

    I took a long hard look at my Steam backlog early this year…..I have SOOOO many games to play!

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    • ToshZA

      January 5, 2015 at 09:08

      Me too. Currently chosen both AC:Black Flag and ME:Shadow of Mordor. Both amazing games.

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      • Skyblue

        January 5, 2015 at 09:14

        Shadow of Mordor is a fantastic value proposition. I’ve been sinking too much time into that game.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        January 5, 2015 at 09:56

        totally just read that as “mass effect: shadow of mordor”

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 5, 2015 at 09:09

      I finished 3 of them. Yay!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        January 5, 2015 at 09:15

        I did three as well. Starting new one tonight

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        • Mossel

          January 5, 2015 at 10:10

          But did you finish Bioshock Infinite?!

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      • Mossel

        January 5, 2015 at 10:09

        I finished 2!! One of which I was practically on the last level already…lol

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 5, 2015 at 09:10

      Love the new avatar

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    • Matthew Holliday

      January 5, 2015 at 09:55

      mine is severely lacking.
      apparently i have too much free time on my hands.

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  9. Johann

    January 5, 2015 at 09:09

    Already have Witcher 2 on PC but I won’t say no to a free copy on the Xbox.

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  10. Matthew Holliday

    January 5, 2015 at 09:30

    witcher 2, whoopdeedoo.
    it was on steam holiday special just a few days ago, people were picking it up for crazy cheap.

    more interested in infamous last light.

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    • Zach Dolbeare

      January 5, 2015 at 09:47

      If you were interested, you would know the games actual title (First Light).

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      • Matthew Holliday

        January 5, 2015 at 09:53

        I derped.
        first day back at work, brain hasnt kicked in yet.
        sorta shows that ive been leaning towards the xbone instead.

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  11. Jonah Cash

    January 5, 2015 at 09:41

    I haven’t played a game on my PS3 in almost a year…. So for me it is a pure horse race between the 4 and the 1 and the 4’s games is awesome this month!! I don’t know the 1’s game at all….

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    • Zach Dolbeare

      January 5, 2015 at 09:49

      D4 seems pretty unique. I’ll give it a try.

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      • Jonah Cash

        January 5, 2015 at 10:54

        Don’t get me wrong if I owned a 1 I would also have given it a try, but alas I don’t have one…. yet!!

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        • CAE9872

          January 5, 2015 at 11:06

          It’s a cool piece of kit.

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          • Jonah Cash

            January 5, 2015 at 11:15

            Yeah I know but I just can’t find value in owning both just yet… Maybe later this year πŸ™‚

  12. ZachGroenewald

    January 5, 2015 at 09:45

    Such a click-bait title. You should be ashamed.

    It worked though…

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  13. PsyChoPanthis

    January 5, 2015 at 09:58

    As cool as witcher 2 is, its not a seller for me. I can get the Enhanced Edition on steam for under 5$.
    First light and Duke Nukem 3D? Terribly keen for those πŸ˜€

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  14. Mossel

    January 5, 2015 at 10:07

    So I borrowed my gf’s brother’s PS4 this holiday and played the first few missions of The Last of Us. All I can say is what a game!

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  15. CAE9872

    January 5, 2015 at 10:07

    Some excellent titles there.

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  16. Mabenito

    January 5, 2015 at 10:19

    I have two PS consoles which makes me and Sony winners by default.

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  17. FoxOneZA

    January 5, 2015 at 10:39

    I know a few people that bought Infamous Thrid Child who will be cheesed off that’s it’s free

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 5, 2015 at 10:54

      Same with D4, which is a full game and not a sub game like First Light. Plus D4 only released a little over three months ago.

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  18. GuestNess

    January 5, 2015 at 10:47

    So lemme get this straight, Prototype 2 gets a free pass regarding its awe-full story and characters because the game-play is fun, yet Destiny is still getting flack about its story even though the game-play is ridiculously epic, sigh – I guess games are just like people, the high profile celebs/games gets more attention when things are going bad. Also Xbox was offline for a day, Playstation for about 4 days, but hey, Sony said sorry and gave away free shit, so that obviously makes them superior, but that doesn’t matter, because fuck Microsoft.

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    • Matthew Holliday

      January 5, 2015 at 18:49

      destiny suffered from the side effects of its trip on the hype train pretty severely.
      they promised us the world, but only delivered a solid game. “ridiculously epic” may be a bit over stated, but it was good enough for me to hate them for not bringing it to PC and make me cry myself to sleep for not having a chance to try it.

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  19. DrKiller

    January 5, 2015 at 11:23

    Worms Battleground is still available on the Xbone… Add it to the list πŸ™‚

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  20. J-Thrash

    January 5, 2015 at 19:41

    Grammar Nazi? Maybe so, but you aren’t a proof-read Nazi, that’s fo sho.

    Reply

  21. John Doe

    January 6, 2015 at 01:52

    I think I lost brain cells reading this stupidity.

    Reply

    • ?????

      January 7, 2015 at 23:48

      We all do when we read yours, Johnny.

      Reply

  22. Troll

    January 6, 2015 at 05:21

    A grammar nazi with a serious typo is hilarious. #Withcer2 #ironic

    Reply

  23. Annika Keres

    January 6, 2015 at 05:37

    Whats so rare about a boxed version of Witcher 2? Its on Amazon,,,

    Reply

    • Fermiami45

      January 14, 2015 at 04:23

      I’d rather be an idiot than an ignorant libturd cry baby who claims tolerance yet has none. You libturds are all alike. boo hooo hoooo

      Reply

  24. Gavin Mannion

    January 6, 2015 at 07:34

    My dignity is easy to find, my wife keeps it in the drawer next to my balls

    Reply

  25. Michelle

    January 6, 2015 at 08:02

    Lol,Duck Takes Remastered…sigh..oh Zoe.

    I hope Xbox made a new years resolution to give better gold games this year.

    Reply

  26. Jordan Shorette

    January 6, 2015 at 11:12

    d4 is the best xbone has offered since max but still far from a title to write home about. its like xbox main goal is to blatently allow ps to walk all over them mr p spencer prob voted playstation plus as well lol if he could find a way to call pocket lint an indie game he would throw it i into the xbone gwg

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