March 31st 2014 9:00 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members Get Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight Free in April

April’s set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members will be Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight.

  
Starting Tuesday (April 1st) Hitman: Absolution (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through April 15th.

Then on April 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Deadlight (Normally US $14.99) for free through April 30th.

The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.

Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.







Games with Gold, Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Beano

    I’m pleased with these offerings. Anyone who bought these games previously should be made fun of.

    • http://people.ign.com/bram00 Bram

      Why? Hitman: Absolution is a pretty good game. I got it on Steam awhile back. It was also part of the ps+ program. I don’t like ps3 controls, though.

  • José Netto

    typical MS… game not available here in PT, what do they do? they forget to resolve in time and we have to wait till next week…. hope this is 1st April’s fool :(

  • ImTheMetalLord

    Well there you are. First time they offered to free games that I already own. I would recommend them both to anyone that hasn’t tried them. Well worth the price I paid already and free you can’t beat it. Good Job MS. Saved me some space this month and set a fire under me to complete these games.

  • AC130

    Alright month two games I would likely never have got. Deadlight I hear has no replayability though. :(

  • ryder4life22187

    Hitman Absolution is available for free already

  • wuzup916

    The Amazing Spider-Man – Gold Price: $13.59 – 66% off
    Stan Lee Adventure Pack – Gold Price: $1.35 – 66% off
    Lizard Rampage Pack – Gold Price: $1.35 – 66% off
    Oscorp Search and Destroy Pack – Gold Price: $1.01 – 66% off
    Rhino Challenge – Gold Price: $1.01 – 66% off

    Complete DOA5 Costumes – $19.99 – 50% off

    Hitman: Absolution – Gold Price: Free – 100% off
    Hitman: Blood Money – Gold Price: $6.59 – 67% off
    Hitman HD Pack – Gold Price: $8.24 – 67% off

    WWE 2K14 – Gold Price: $29.99 – 25% off
    WWE Superstars and Moves Pack – Gold Price: $3.99 – 50% off
    WWE 2K14 Season Pass – Gold Price: $9.99 – 50% off
    WWE Legends and Creation Pack – Gold Price: $4.49 – 50% off
    Ultimate Warrior – Gold Price: $0.99 – 50% off
    Undertaker – exclusive character – Gold Price: $0.99 – 50% off
    Online Pass – Gold Price: $4.99 – 50% off
    n.W.o Pack – Gold Price: $4.49 – 50% off
    Accelerator – Gold Price: $0.99 – 50% off

    • Rick

      Thank you! I’m going to grab Spidey :3

      • Great game.

        • Rick

          For real!? I’d have only see the trailer and it looks fantastic! One more to go… I’m still waiting for Castle Crashers :D !

    • Does Not Equal

      I think we can all go to XBLDB if we want the deals.

      • ryder4life22187

        why should we all have to go to XBLDB when we can just come here.

        • pie

          phrasing.

        • Does Not Equal

          Why should we go here when we can go to any number of news aggregate sites?

      • Ross Kemp

        We can think for ourselves .
        Great post , wuzup916 .

        • Does Not Equal

          Amazing copy-paste job!

    • Professor Oak

      When I wanted fighting games on sale, I meant fighting, not wrestling, looks like I will be saving my money another week…

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    +1 for hitman

  • cool.

  • Jimmy Cavalcanti

    Wow. Great games.

  • Nipun Nirmana

    Great Games , I’ve been waiting to play hitman :)

  • roozbeh, again

    Excellent month. Will download both.

  • usrev

    really? we get batman arkam city and mercenary kings tomorrow alone.

  • Florida Tryhard

    why would I play some 10 year old game when I could be playing Titanfall or infamous second son?

    • Does Not Equal

      Which of these games is ten years old?

      • Digiadam

        None. He doesn’t know how to count. LOL!!!!!

    • Disturbed_Court_Jester

      You must be thinking of Hitman Blood Money.

    • Matt

      Because it’s free?

    • Beano

      Because you’re smart

    • Digiadam

      Hitman Absolution is not ten years old. The 360 is not even ten years old. Try again.

    • Professor Oak

      Both games are from 2012

  • Mariusz Gromada

    WTF. In Poland the Games with Gold tile on the dashboard redirects to Hitman: Absolution, but you cannot buy it nor get it for free. Or I can do i browsing DLC. Microsoft doesn’t give a f*ck.

    • José Netto

      try again… same was happening here in Portugal, called them (don’t know if this triggered it) and past few minutes was showing for purchase! …if not showing, call to support

      • Mariusz Gromada

        Still not available.

  • itsjustme

    I’m downloading Hitman right now. While I wait, can anyone help me with something? A little while ago, I tried cleaning a Borderlands game disc with a soft cloth (100% cotton). I went in straight lines from the inner ring to the outer ring. Now there are a million light scratches. Google search results aren’t describing this bizarre situation. Why did my cloth scratch the disc?

    • OldSocialist

      Tiny grit particles trapped in the weave of the cloth in all likelihood. They can do an awful lot of damage. Funnily enough CD/DVD “repair” solutions often work on the principle of using particles of mild abrasive to polish the surface of the disc smooth.

      • itsjustme

        Thank you, O.S. I’ll never do this to a game again. The disc looks like I took steel wool to it! I can clean my iPad and eyeglasses with a cloth, but not a game disc. Thank God I tried it on a game that wasn’t working. No real loss and a lesson learned.

  • Rafał Wikliński

    Again, Poland doesn’t have Hitman. No replacements?

    • rhooper

      Usually, replacements are being Halo Wars or Banjo-Kazooie / Tooie games.
      Maybe it will happen the same with Poland at this time…

      • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

        But these are arcade games.

        • rhooper

          Halo Wars and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts are not Arcade games…

          The ports from Nintendo 64 yes, those are Arcades…

          • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

            It seems offensive to me, replace Hitman for Banjo.

          • rhooper

            Indeed :-/

            But, of course, I’m based in what happened in the past months in other countries where some games were not available… maybe we get a nice surprise . Or not.

          • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

            I know, in brazil we had Banjo, but like an arcade last month.

    • イサム オミナエ

      Japan got instead Hitman xbla Quantum Conundrum.
      Maybe the same for you.
      PS: Until now for the japanese marketplace those choices of Games with Gold are FAIL!

  • http://www.djcube.co.uk Cube1701

    Well, my Live subscription runs out at the end of this month and since “Games with Gold” started, I’ve downloaded a grand total of zero games.

    Either I’ve already got it, or they’ve not been worth turning the console on for (or navigating the terrible website, which was amazing around 3 years ago).

    • Sigognac

      It is a lack of chance.
      But if you already owned those games on disc, maybe it gives you at least the opportunity to have a digital back up (after all, we can acquire them without to download them for now).

    • Matt Wolf

      You should get them digitally and resell your hard copies for 10 cents are gamestop or something.

  • bloody

    oh man hitman is not available in my region :(

    i wonder i we get banjo like japan did last month instead of civilization

  • StonerSmurf420

    I knew it was too good to be true….. system update today failed with an error code I can’t find anywhere on Google or on Xbox forums and no1s responded to my post on xbox’s forums with any idea wtf I’m supposed to do. This is an even meaner April fools joke than what I thought would happen.

  • renslo689

    and i only bought dead light recently, well when ever it was on sale last, seems like not long ago, time is too fast these days

    • StonerSmurf420

      Time isn’t too fast….. pretty sure it was on sale only a month or 2 ago.

    • Chad_7Eleven

      been seeing a trend where before a game is available for free, it will be put on sale first. what sucks is that sometimes i don’t pick up a game on sale in anticipation that it will be free within a month or two… most of the time that doesn’t happen though.

  • José Netto

    Sorry for the re-post guys, but I’m mad and wanting to make a mess about it:

    the game is NOT available in Portugal (pt-PT) and, unfortunately, once
    again bad image for Microsoft around here… what kind of company as big
    as MS has the GwG collection all figured out ’til June since January or whatever was
    written around the web, that “Phil Spencer felt good about the great
    line up they’ve arranged” and fails to manage confirmation on
    availability on all countries, either for the main game or alternate
    ones… unacceptable

    • StonerSmurf420

      Started in June or July…. was originally supposed to only go till December if I remember right.

      • José Netto

        a news piece came out in the heat of coming Sleeping Dogs that mentioned this. It was after they were negotiating GwG line up till this coming June…

    • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

      No mês de Março aqui no Brasil tivemos o mesmo problema com o arcade, aí liberaram outro título pra nós. Será que o mesmo não pode ocorrer com Portugal? Não há algum meio de notificar a MS sobre o problema?

      • José Netto

        Já liguei para lá e foi o que disseram, que estão a resolver e que para a próxima semana terão a situação resolvida com um jogo para nós. A questão, tanto para esta como para a vossa aí, é que segundo as notícias, os jogos já estão escolhidos desde Janeiro até Junho (julgo eu) e tiveram muito tempo para ter em atençao estas situações e resolverem-nas sem dar esta imagem de desleixo…

        • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

          Bom, assim fica parecendo mesmo que eles pensam “vamos ver se alguém reclama, se reclamarem, damos um jeito, se não, fica como está.”

          Mas pelo menos resolverão o problema.

    • rhooper

      Hmm… I searched and found Hitman as available in Portugal:

      http://marketplace (dot) xbox (dot) com/pt-PT/Product/Hitman-Absolution/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80253510804

      Maybe you’re just facing some problems, as today is the first day or it’s a prank from 1st of April.

      • José Netto

        nope already was waiting for another game as I tried on last christmas or winter sales (don’t recall which one) to buy it and it was a no go as it showed unavailable over here… the page is there but there’s no button for purchasing the main game….

      • José Netto

        !!!!!! they’ve just put it there right now :) it’s like christmas all over again! :D:D

        • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

          Eeeeee que bom!

          • José Netto

            mesmo estranho isto! …acabei de lhes ligar a perguntar o que se passa, dizem-me que têm recebido chamadas em relação a isso e que vão tentar resolver a situação com maior brevidade possivel desligo, vejo aqui o comment acima e puff! jogo disponivel :)

          • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

            Ahahahahaha mas então faça o download logo, vai que retiram e colocam outro, já pensou? Receber 2 jogos grátis na semana? acho impossível, mas seria ótimo.

          • José Netto

            já está a fazer! :) ..mesmo! ..mas dúvido que sejam burros a esse ponto… vou ficar na calada à espera :)

          • Weslunatic HostGAYtor

            Ehehehe isso mesmo.

        • rhooper

          That’s great!
          Aproveita porque o jogo é brutal, pá! :-)

          • José Netto

            lol… é bem :) ..já sou da seita dos 1os… até estão em saldo se calhar vou comprar o blood money… obrigado!

  • maxy

    Please go to the other side and never come back.

  • martin_m95

    is that hitman game any good?
    is it region locked?

    • José Netto

      IMO even a lesser Hitman is worth a playthrough which I don’t think is the case here and it’s free, so…

      Hitman series is great.

  • Professor Oak

    Pretty good, as always will be getting both, however, can we please get racing and/or fighting games next month, you seem to be ignoring those genres

    • José Netto

      yeah Mortal Kombat would be awesome it’s a bit in the same range of release time as Hitman and also has been on sales (Winter Ultimate $9.99?)… racing games… maybe Grid 2 in a leap as it is way way cheap for it’s failure on lack of cockpit view…. but maybe they could arrange something with codemasters :) …or NFS Most Wanted?

      • Professor Oak

        I was thinking Forza Horizon, or a NFS game, for Fighting, I would actually enjoy MvC: Origins or SoulCalibur 1 or 4, since 2 and 5 were both on sale within the last month or so, or even any of the Older Mortal Kombat games, not the new one as it was just on sale for $5, wouldn’t mind if it was though. I am just hoping for games in those two genres

        • José Netto

          I mentioned MK9 precisely because it’s been on sale very recently… it seems to raise the probability to go on GwG if it has been on sale recently :) …as for the racing it’s a pitty gamers went “bananas” because of cockpit view in Grid2 as the game is actually awesome and you still have that cockpit driving feel with bonnet view… anyway it made the cheapest game ever to be sold new within months of release, so…

          • Professor Oak

            Meh, I know talking about it here will make no difference, I don’t care what the free games are, usually get them anyway even if I won’t play them so I can have them on my account. Only games I probably would not get are any Madden, MLB, or any other sports games even if they were free.

          • José Netto

            I believe it will be rather difficult having those kinds of sport games.
            Imagine, the most recent game we’ve got was probably from 2012 and
            everyone complains about how old it is… now imagine if they release a
            sports game from same dates, a FIFA 13, a Madden 13 or a F1 2012… it
            would be mayhem (probably not so much with F1 games, go figures) :)
            …sports games like these (being constantly changed by real life
            seasons) get old and lame. As soon as a FIFA 15 or NBA 2k15 is
            mentioned, already the ’14s seem to be old, outdated… this year is
            actually taking a bit longer, I would suppose it’s because they’re about
            to kick *ss with a bunch of improvements on New Gen Sports games and
            it’s taking them a bit longer… I believe probably ’till E3

          • AC130

            skate is beast and so are racing games both can be counted as sports.

          • Professor Oak

            When I am refering to Sports, I am talking NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and the like. Stuff that is physically easy to play. Racing and Skate are in my opinion, not counted in that genre. Racing especially is definitely it’s own Genre, Skate and Tony Hawk, while technically sport, I like to consider their own genre.

        • AC130

          Forza H was on sale during the Christmas sales and most modern NFS games suck. Not much for fighting games either but then these odd tower defense games they have been putting up haven’t been any better.

          • Professor Oak

            Hitman Absolution was on sale during Christmas, and it is free now, That still leaves a good chance we could get it free. I listed several good fighters, none on the caliber of Smash Bros, but still good fighters

  • m1nh0ca

    Wait until tomorrow.

  • Professor Oak

    Search for the game.

  • Sigognac

    The Xbox Live “Dashboard”, compared to the official announcement, usually shows the sales with a delay up to a day.
    Of course, you could wait some time and it will be presented. Or, it is possible to access the free game manually – in the “Games on Demand” section, or to click on the game up here to acquire it via the xbox website.
    Nb. Be sure that it is “free” before to confirm.

  • martin_m95

    Ok so hitman is worth it.
    But has anyone tested if its region free or locked

    • Death Dealer

      Free, I think. Had no trouble downloading it.

  • Some guy

    So I tried that “hitman” game, did Ubisoft helped on the game? Because they’re the only one I know that make such terrible AI. I’m sure even Vampire Rain had better AI then that.

  • Chad_7Eleven

    Anyone know approx. how many hours long Hitman is? Would like to give it a shot, but if over 10 hours, pretty unlikely I will get around to finishing it due to time being spent elsewhere.

  • Jason Owens

    Im loveing the hitman game it rocks :) thank you guys for giving away a great game for this month thats not 10 years old lol

  • John Mullee

    Downloaded Hitman, damn thing keeps frezzing/crashing.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      Delete it and download it again. Maybe something got corrupted the first time you downloaded it.

 

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