Free Games For Xbox Live Gold Members: Get ‘Borderlands’ & ‘Lords Of The Fallen’ Starting March 16

New free games for Xbox Live Gold members will be available beginning Wednesday. As part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion, two Xbox titles will be free for download.

One of these free games for March is Borderlands, available for Xbox 360 users with Xbox Live Gold membership, according to Major Nelson. The action roleplaying game is usually priced at $19.99, but with the latest Microsoft offer, Gold subscribers can get it at no cost at all from March 16 to 31.

Free Games For Xbox Live Gold Members Include Borderlands
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The 3.30 GB-heavy Borderlands for Xbox 360 initially hit the shelves in October, 2010. It offers an “addictive action, frantic first-person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op,” according to its product page on the Xbox Marketplace. Moreover, in this game developed by Gearbox Software and Demiurge Studios, players take the “role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell-bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault.” It promises a “breakthrough experience” that defies all the conventions of modern shooter video games.

Borderlands is set to replace Super Commander 2 as the free game for Xbox Live Gold members for March. Available for $0 starting the beginning of the month, Xbox 360 owners with Gold subscription can only take advantage of this free real-time strategy video game published by Square Enix until March 15.

Meanwhile, Xbox One users are set to enjoy two free games for Xbox Live Gold members beginning midweek. Major Nelson’s post noted that Lords of the Fallen will join Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment as the free Xbox One titles for March 2016.

Lords of the Fallen, the action role-playing video game from CI Games, will be a free download from March 16 until April 15. It is normally available for $39.99. The Xbox One game was released last year and it received a 71 Metascore from Metacritic. The game’s description on the website reads as follows.

“Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force.”

Watch the IGN review of “Lords of the Fallen” below, as posted on their YouTube channel.

The 2014 Sherlock Holmes title, another one of the free Xbox One games this month for Xbox Live Gold members, has been free since the beginning of the month and it will be until the last day of March. The regular price for the Focus Homes Interactive title is $29.99.

In addition to these free games, currently, there are also discounted titles for Xbox Live Gold members via Microsoft’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale. According to a separate Major Nelson post, until Monday, March 14, gamers can take advantage of the 50 percent discount offered for the episodic graphic adventure game Life of Strange, both on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

New Free Games For Xbox Live Gold Members Available On Wednesday, March 16
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Max Payne 3 for Xbox 360 is also on sale, with a whopping 75 percent discount. Published by Rockstar Games, the third-person shooter video game can now be purchased for only $4.99, compared to its $19.99 regular price, according to its Xbox Marketplace page.

Other Xbox 360 games that are currently offered with price markdown are Transformers: The Cybertron Experience and Prototype Biohazard Bundle. On Xbox One, also included in the list of discounted games are Line of Defense Tactics, Mad Max and Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart. Meanwhile, XB1 and Xbox 360 versions of Thief and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 are both on sale until March 14.

The Inquisitr will keep you regularly updated on the free and discounted games to be released by Microsoft.

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