Microsoft promised “Blockbusters” for Xbox Live Games with Gold for April 2016 and they seem to have delivered, announcing today a set of four games that should please fans quite a bit. They have definitely pushed the boundaries that usually constrain these free games, offering AAA titles, some of which are fairly new, relatively speaking.
The Xbox Live Games with Gold free games for April 2016 are:
Xbox One – The Wolf Among Us (April 1st to the 30th) and Sunset Overdrive (April 16th to May 15th)
Xbox 360 – Dead Space (April 1st to the 15th) and Saints Row IV (April 16th to the 30th)
Certainly, some of these are older titles, such as Dead Space and The Wolf Among Us. However, they are very high quality games, that many will enjoy, as long as they haven’t played them before that is. The headliner though seems to be Sunset Overdrive, which was one of the first big Xbox One exclusive titles to hit this generation.
Coming from venerable game developer Insomniac Studios, Sunset Overdrive is a frantic action game that was received well by both the community and critics. We gave the game a 4.5 in our review, saying “Microsoft Studios tapped on one of the best developers in the business for this Xbox One exclusive, and Sunset Overdrive is a triumphant next-gen coming out party for Insomniac.”
Sony will certainly have some tough competition for their PS Plus Instant Game Collection for this month.