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.







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  • Some Person

    I won’t say a word about Hitman: Absolution. I’ve not played it so can’t make a judgement but Deadlight? Microsoft has put this on sale so many times and it hasn’t sold so that should be an indication to them that people really don’t want to play it. If you put it up there for $3 no 90 days ago and no one wanted it why do you think they’d want it now?

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      deadlight is awesome.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        i do however have a soft spot for zombie anything so i might be bias.

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    • Jason Boyd

      Because you have access to the sales data from Microsoft on how it sold and when?

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    • bloody

      will u get mad if microsoft gives red dead redenption since it has been on sale a million times? I would be very happy :p

      at least is a very good game, its not like those crappy games that have been on sale every 2 weeks.

      oh btw cod ghost should be on sale tomorow on DoW xD

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      • GNARrow Minded

        Ghost just was on sale fool.. ends today! And yes ive already played RDR and all DLC 6 years ago..

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      • Professor Oak

        xD is a sideways smiley face, itwas a joke, cause, u know, it is on sale 24/7

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    • serge2k

      I think games like Deadlight fall in the category of games that are worth playing but people wouldn’t buy because of time, their backlog or there not hype as being AAA. Offering it for free will give some people the nudge they needed to just give it a try and might just create some hype for the developer if the games strikes good with player.

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      • Some Person

        An intelligent, non-fanboy response. Good for you. I admit I’ve looked at it but was always “meh” about it… mostly due to the 60 something score on Metacritic.

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  • GT:ovejosensual

    esperaba el terraria u.u

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  • lee gutierrez

    still waiting on that free xbox one game lol

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    • Professor Oak

      why would there be free games anyway, not nearly enough games for them to do that

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      • bloody

        over a 1000 digital games seems a LOT of games to me.
        edit: ups my bad :p

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      • lee gutierrez

        why would they say the xbox one will be apart of the games for gold program then?

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      • Professor Oak

        I don’t never heard them say that, if they do, I would suspect it wouldn’t be for at least the system being out for a year

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      • GNARrow Minded

        Dude you are oblivious! They stated X1 will get it when they announced it last year!

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      • ElektroDragon

        Oh ho, you have no idea what’s going in PS4 world do you?

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      • Professor Oak

        Sony loves to kiss their customers buts

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      • Flawless

        and thats a bad thing?

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      • GNARrow Minded

        I guess he dont understand economics! And PS4 doesnt have a large library and have offered free games for 6 months now!

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    • Xhawk27

      Still waiting on that free PS4 retail game. lol

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  • Landsharkk

    I’m glad Deadlight is on there. I was hoping for Shadow Complex or Deadlight, so seems I got lucky.:)

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    • bloody

      shadow complex would be great😀

      I would like to have viva piñata and banjo.

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  • José Netto

    What game will other countries have where Ht:Absolution isn’t available?

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  • Dave

    I’ll say it again, if we are to keep to this 2 games a onth thing, then give us a group of like 5 titles to choose from.

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  • GNARrow Minded

    Garbage.. i bet other countries get better games again.. this program was said to be a incentive towards loyal customers.. loyal customers have already played this .. and deadlight?? Lookin at it in the market now and it looks pitiful, maybe worth 1 dollar like most INDIE games!

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    • Marc

      I’m sure next time MS will contact you to give games that you approve of.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        No but they sure are trying to impress little boys.. youre pretty happy!

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      • Marc

        These games are rated M. Little boys shouldn’t be playing them. Is that why you’re angry?

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      • GNARrow Minded

        Call of Booty i mean Duty is rated M too. And all i see is little kids like you.

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      • Mike P.

        Do you really expect anyone to take you seriously with a joke like “Call of Booty?” Not only is that not funny, but you make yourself seem like you are 13.

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      • Mike P.

        Good one.

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  • usrev

    getting closer to psn+. good job.

    hitman is a pretty fun game. It has issues but over all I had lots of fun with the ps3 version so I think the 360 version will be just as good.

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  • H0RIZ0N

    Nice Selection

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  • Jason Lafitte

    how come every single time I login to my xbox or to your website, I have to verify my account?

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    • bloody

      i would contact the xbox live support on xbox dot com

      they should fix that right away

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  • Marc

    Never played either game. Looks like a win for me this month.

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  • GNARrow Minded

    You seriously need to adjust your market pricing as well, hitman is worth like 5 dollars. Hopefully Warface fixes its servers cause that be the only game i be playing..

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    • Mike P.

      Jesus dude, you are ALL over this article just spewing complaints that do nothing to incite conversation. Shut up already and go play another system if you don’t enjoy your Xbox. No one wants to hear it from you.

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Great games this month! Already own hitman but I’ll definitely be picking up Dead light. Man its good to be a gamer these days😀

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  • X360

    Both games I don’t have! -Cheers

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  • ElektroDragon

    Already own these older games.😦

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    • Professor Oak

      Hitman just came out last year…

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      • ElektroDragon

        I will admit, ITS AN IMPROVEMENT, just my terrible luck.

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      • http://www.carincress.com/ Xenmic

        It’s happened to me a couple times but I’m glad it didn’t this time. I’m looking forward to playing Hitman.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        And its only 20 dollars already.. and thats on MS outrageous market..

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      • GNARrow Minded

        Black Ops 2 came out 2 years ago and is still 60 and hitman came out last year and is worth 20.. shows the garbage factor!

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      • Arcona

        Hitman came out in 2012

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      • Arcona

        It came out November 2012..

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      • Professor Oak

        Oh, was looking at the on demand release date, still is not that old

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  • Brad

    I already own Hitman: Absolution, and it is fun, but I couldn’t care any less about Deadlight.

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  • Neosankyo

    Put a game like Hitman Absolution on sale then give it out as FREE months later. Nice one! I was expecting to be disappointed again, but not this way.

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    • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

      Don’t you know how the marketplace works by now? Much as finally caving in and buying content at full msrp triggers an upcoming discount. Buying content on sale flags it for selection as a future gwg. 😉

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      • Neosankyo

        Lesson learned.:)

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    • William Montgomery

      If you didn’t think it was worth it at the sale price you wouldn’t have bought it. Do you get upset everytime something goes on sale after you’ve already purchased it?

      Relax & enjoy your games.

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    • maxy

      Oh really you are so upset for buying it like 10 bucks! Me when I bought the deluxe edition on release day what the hell can I say?

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    • Neosankyo

      I rarely buy games at full price at all and even it’s on sale that was just last January. Effin 2 MONTHS, I could have care less and be not that disappointed if it was 5 or more months or so xD Meeeeh. Lesson learned I guess and I noticed this too and @incphi:disqus pointed it out that most likely games that went on sale will end up on the GWG. Yeah relax, no hatin’:)

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  • x$NIPERx

    Good stuff this month. Lets just hope it’s not some awful April fools joke lol.

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  • -xdzlOlzbx-

    Meh…. ps+ won again…..

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    • Justin L Gehrtz

      No real compitition when MS isn’t trying to compete.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        And thats why X1s are being returned at a very stagering rate!

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      • Justin L Gehrtz

        Sad but true.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        My friend down the street is begging for X1 friends on facebook.. pitiful.

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      • Mike P.

        Your friend must represent the overwhelming majority of the world populace.

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      • ShadowNextGen

        It is funny when someone probably sees one unit being returned a store and tries to equate it to the whole world. Good stuff!

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      • Xhawk27

        You do know that Batman is older than Hitman A.

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    • EldritchWarlord

      What specifically would it take for Games with Gold to beat Instant Game Collection then?

      The typical complaint for GwG is that the games are “too old” and the IGC wins because it offers newer games. In the coming month Hitman Absolution is the older of the two GwG and it is a full year newer than two of the three IGC games for PS3. The third IGC game is technically newer, but it is also a straight remake of a game from 1990. So if this month isn’t the one where GwG “wins” over IGC then is it even theoretically possible for that to happen? Evidently not.

      Personally I think talk of which “won” is pointless as they aren’t direct competitors (in that GwG and IGC are both inseparable components of wider subscription services which both have distinctive and fairly expensive prerequisite hardware). I would hope that if you foolishly insist on having such debate you’d be consistent about it though.

      BTW, the second ‘z’ in your name should obviously be replaced with an ‘s’. Or you could drop both, or use some other pair of letters which actually mirror each other (q and p perhaps).

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  • Professor Oak

    We should have Capcom sale tomorrow plzz

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    • maxy

      Meh!

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  • http://www.carincress.com/ Xenmic

    It’ll be interesting to see what kind of sale is given for tomorrow to make the pot even sweeter….

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  • Professor Oak

    Again, Sony is full of kissasses

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    • Justin L Gehrtz

      Well I paid a hundred bucks more for my system so I would love to have my azz smooched a bit.

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      • Professor Oak

        no, you paid 100 bucks more for a kinect…

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      • Justin L Gehrtz

        Yes and the kinect is part of the system so your point is moot.

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      • Professor Oak

        it is a separate accessory that is not required, so no, it is not part of the system. It is included, but not required

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      • Justin L Gehrtz

        Nobody argued that it isnt required but you did get it when you bought the XB1 so I and most other people see that as part of the system.

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  • x$NIPERx

    Well, just don’t forget to renew your playstation plus membership. Wouldn’t want your “free” games to just stop working.

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    • GNARrow Minded

      If your paying for PS or MS for the free games your a fool..

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      • Michael Burden

        Wasn’t that the whole selling point of PS+ before they required it for online play on the PS4? Facepalm!

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      • x$NIPERx

        Yes, I believe that’s true.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        No i didnt have to go 2 weeks offline cause some dude hacked playstation africa lol.. my xbox has always worked!

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      • x$NIPERx

        You’re a fool if you pay for memberships for online multiplayer. Fools are just running wild. lol

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      • Arcona

        yeah. getting 50-60 games a year from sony for around £33 is a total fools game… oh wait.. you’re the fool.

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      • Guest

        I don’t recall Sony ever posting 50-60 games for the U.S or U.K versions of plus.

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      • Guest

        Opps! Miss read your comment. Yes if you paid for the full year and owned all it’s supported platforms for the 50-60 games then yes I agree. A wonderful deal.

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      • Guest

        In North America there’s 20 games when you sign up and 6 free every month. That’s 20 + (6 * 12) = 92 per year. Plus there are 3-7 yearly games, some of which change in June. Out of the total, ~14 are PS4 games, ~48 are PS3 games, and ~30 are Vita games. Some of the free games like Thomas Was Alone and Lone Survivor are cross-buy, meaning that you get to play them across 2 or all 3 of the platforms.

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    • http://twitter.com/coldmilk coldmilk

      I never really understood the fanboy “games rental” argument. The functionality of an Xbox 360 is so limited without a gold subscription to begin with, the chances are if you are using an Xbox, you’d be subscribed to it anyway.

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      • ShadowNextGen

        The functionality of the 360 is so limited? It is a little early to be drunk, isn’t it?

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      • Guest

        He said it’s limited without Gold, which is undeniable. You can’t use any apps or play online without it. Even on PS4, which requires Plus to play online, at least you can use the apps.

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    • llortretsam

      And be sure to pay for at least one month of Xbox Live gold, so you can download these “free” games. =D

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      • x$NIPERx

        Which won’t stop working after the month has ended =D

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      • llortretsam

        True. I got nothing ='(

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      • x$NIPERx

        It’s fine. We are both winners. lol

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      • Thee Gooch

        It’s called ‘Games with Gold’ and not ‘Free Games without Gold’ for a reason.

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      • llortretsam

        We just figured out Blue’s clues!

        We just figured out Blue’s clues!

        We just figured out Blue’s clues…

        Because we’re really smart!

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      • http://www.djcube.co.uk Cube1701

        And “PlayStation Plus” is called a “Subscription” for a reason, too. Sony don’t call them “free games”.

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  • E.Nich

    Was waiting for Hitman Absolution to be free, didn’t have to wait too long:) Already own Deadlight and completed it, it’s a nice game if you get it for free (I paid $4, which is also ok).

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    • GNARrow Minded

      Just shows you MS thinks its worth

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  • Allan

    WTG Microsoft

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