Xbox Live Gold Members Get Dust: An Elysian Tail and Saints Row: The Third Free in May

May’s set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members will be Dust: An Elysian Tail and Saints Row: The Third.

  
Starting Thursday, May 1st, Dust: An Elysian Tail (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through May 15th.

Then on May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Saints Row: The Third (normally US $19.99) for free through May 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.







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  • maxy

    And if you like 80’s you gonna put a song on the tape in saints row the third and you will listen it every time. Its a song from Bonnie Tyler and it called I need a hero tonight.

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  • Michael Burden

    Strange – for once the arcade title is one I already have and the GoD one is the game I don’t own – first time it has happened for me. I was about to buy it around the time it is going to be free. Pleasantly surprised this time and money saved. Thanks Microsoft!

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  • Gazza!!!

    Been looking forward to Dust. Finally reason the go back to my 360.

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  • Weslunatic

    Good, I think.

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  • DavidinCT

    Xbox one game of the month free ? Oh wait…LOL

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    • Colin McGregor

      Not until they get older. Sure sonys rental service has a ps4 game but look at them. They are nothing compared to what is on the xbox one. You can’t think for a second that borrowing a game like mercenary kings (yes borrow, try letting ps+ run out and play a game) is the same as MS giving you (yes still works with silver) forza or dead rising. Dream on.

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    • vai_levar_no_cu

      youll have to wait 3-4 years to get a free game with the one. its an unwritten law that any game has to be old and forgotten

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    • roozbeh, again

      Some people will always be negative…

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  • Legion

    Wow. This is actually really good news for me.
    I was borrowing a friend’s copy of Saints Row, bought the DLC and then he moved and took the game. Never got to play the add-on content I bought. I lucked out.

    Also, Dust looks interesting. I’d love to hear what people think about it. It’s a “run-to-the-right-and-kill-things” game, right?

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    • ASA

      Sometimes you run to the left. But yes – hack-n-slash type combo game. Brilliant visual look. I had a lot of fun with it.

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    • Ben Rudolph

      Dust is an excellent Side Scrolling RPG. Read up on the guy who made (yes just one guy) it and it will make you appreciate it much more.

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    • Bennijin

      It’s a Metroidvania game.

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  • Spazicle

    Why do they have an arcade game for free at the beginning of the month this time? Shouldn’t it be the full game comes out at the beginning of the month and the arcade game comes out at the end? Well whatever, the free games are getting a bit better now at least. I was just excited to see Saint’s Row on the list, but I suppose I can wait a little longer.

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  • Peter

    Played dust on pc was so-so and the graphics if i recall looked unpolished like the artist didn’t know how to make clean neat digital artwork.. Already got SR as do most people i think. Doubt they will discount the dlc as usual to go with it for those who don’t have it.

    That said can’t really complain about these choices.

    Also what does it matter what order the games come in arcade or live title first. Seriously they can adjust the choices and order however they feel. It’s not set in stone

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    • Bennijin

      Dust was made by one guy, considering that I thought it looked fantastic personally.

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      • Peter

        If thats the case i congratulate him Still the artwork while good was blurry and didn’t seem to stand out from the backgrounds very well. The character designs were good but i felt like a mess graphically It ended up looking ugly for me personally

        It personally looked amateurish and unpolished no offense. It looked like the artist had no experience porting artwork into a game.

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  • http://www.carincress.com/ Xenmic

    Awesome, 2 games I almost purchased recently and glad I didn’t….

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  • StormRaging

    Everytime I see Dust, I always confuse it with From Dust. I wish they’d make that one free.

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    • Sigognac

      The titles are similar, indeed. This said, “From Dust” is a good game, effectively. With some kind of a calm pace and exotic ambiance. Eric Chahi well included his experiences of travels and volcanos…

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  • Shane Illusive Existence Brand

    Dust?…..Seriously? that game looks terrible and i’ve already beat saints row 3 multiple times. this selection like most games with gold is very disappointing what a wasted oppurtunity games with gold has been….better games next month I HOPE

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    • maxy

      Dude get over it me too I hate Dust and I finished saints row multiple times but think about the other people!

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    • Colin McGregor

      Don’t be an idiot. Just cause it doesn’t please you doesn’t mean others don’t want these games badly. Next time you wanna post garbage don’t forget to add “in my opinion”. Stop trying to speak for the program as a whole.

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    • drakejr

      Alright guys, we need to pack it in. We have disappointed the all so important Shane by giving away a game that is so good he has beaten it multiple times.

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      • maxy

        Hahaha you made me laugh so bad! Thanks mate.

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      • Shane Illusive Existence Brand

        get a life nerd

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      • Synklare

        Nerds, what wonderful people.

        Oh yeah, you probably work for one. As for the get a life remark? Says the one complaining about free games, who’s the tool here really? Bellend!

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      • Shane Illusive Existence Brand

        you’re a tool

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    • Beano

      Boy, I really don’t like this Shane guy

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    • donnyskillz

      Dust is a great game…trust me

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    • vai_levar_no_cu

      so looks define the quality of a game? seriously?!! c’mon

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    • Synklare

      Self-entitlement at it’s finest.

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      • Shane Illusive Existence Brand

        shut the hell up

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      • Synklare

        SELF-ENTITLED RAGE! Watch out..

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    • Thee Gooch

      I agree. GwG exists to provide me with the games that I want, not to parcel out games that I already have or that I don’t like to the masses!

      Shane – you should remind them of this. Tell Major Nelson, I’m sure that he’ll make top level management away for your disatisfaction.

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  • X360

    Glad to see Saints Row as one of the freebies this month~!

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    • http://www.fixthenetcode.com Bilal Habib

      its gonna be awesome

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  • Matthew Bunton

    Finally two free games that I don’t already own yeah.

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  • Shakeslikecrazy

    Good for me, have neither. Thank you!

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  • Beano

    Saints Row is like GTA for people on welfare

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    • vai_levar_no_cu

      its more like GTA for people who like their games funny. Its a GTA, but without taking itself so much friggin seriously (GTA is ridiculous in that aspect. Its not on the level of any good gangster movie, but its behaves like its The Godfather)

      missions are just so stupidly funny

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      • Beano

        SR is like a welfare sandwich for people on welfare who like cheap things that make higher-quality people feel dirty

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

        Did you just say that gta takes itself seriously? have you ever played the gta series lol.. especially gta 5? the entire game is comedy.

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      • Professor Oak

        As you previous comment was under moderation, I will tell you here. I just like sales, or in some cases criticize ones that are not good enough, like this week’s Starwars ones, which of course I would buy all of them if they were 75% off. I like to be on top of them and often remember which ones were really good or bad, guess I can kinda call myself a deal critic…

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    • a fat mess

      The first two Saints Rows were great. 3 and 4, not so much.

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      • Beano

        I started two, but the controls felt so poor, it made me feel like I was living in a double-wide

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    ouch. should have been saints row 4 and you know it. dust is a good game. been on sale many times but still a good free game.

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    • Synklare

      SR3 was the better game, despite it’s age.

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  • Michael Shelburne

    Been wanting to play a Saints Row game!!! This will be a good month!

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    • Thee Gooch

      Same! I haven’t played any of them. In the same vein, I would like to see DMC on GwG soon!

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      • Professor Oak

        DMC is a great series, I already have all of them Digital from previous sales, I hope we get some good Fighting games free Next month personally.

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  • Jorge Garza

    I want Halo Wars… I sold my copy a while ago and now I definitely regret.

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    • Professor Oak

      It was on sae fairly recently, Microsoft Publisher Sale had it for $5

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      • Jorge Garza

        Yes it was Professor. I did´t get it because it is strongly possible that they give it away on the Games with Gold program. Also, I have too many games on Xbox One and I am still playing them, so I don´t really want to pay for a Xbox 360 game that I will play 1 every 10 or 20 days with a friend that loves the game.

        I love the game, I want to have, I just have newer games that I haven´t finished yet.

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      • Professor Oak

        Doubt it will be, was a replacement game w/ gold for another region

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      • Peter

        implying that matters its already been given away another region i don’t think matters that much. Its technically been given away before is old is owned by ms. Not really seeing why another region giveaway should matter? MS already delegated it to the category of giveaway. As far as cycling of gwg freebies i don’t think that matters really. Still think its possible we might get the freebies from other regions eventually.

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    • vai_levar_no_cu

      Korea got it for free a couple of months ago… so it can also happen in the west

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    • Thee Gooch

      I’ve seen it for $2 on my local Craigslist , you might want to check for people selling their old copy.

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  • -xdzlOlzbx-

    …wow… first time….. games with gold games are better than ps+🙂 nice work dudes.

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    • maxy

      cough cough Saints row the third was available to them last august,by the way im not an ps pony.

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

        And now it’s available to us.

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      • maxy

        Yeah that’s right. But im not that happy with that as I got it on release day but im so happy for the people who don’t have it and see the hapiness from them! that makes me so happy that I don’t even need a game.

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

        I know how you feel….When Dead Island was released kinda sucked for me as I already had it and all the DLC. but as a bit of a bonus I decided not to buy Dust when it was on sale a couple months ago. Which I think I won’t be purchasing anything put out by MS as it could wind up for free eventually. For me this is great as I don’t have either game.

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      • maxy

        Yeah, thanks mate for understanding me!

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  • http://www.trueachievements.com/NBA+Kirkland.htm NBA Kirkland

    Where’s the Games with Gold Xbox One announcement that Phil Spencer said would be coming “fairly soon” back on Jan. 31st? twitter .dot com/NBAKirkland/status/458655768590303232

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    • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

      Do you understand that “fairly soon” means something a little different for an ordinary guy (meaning you or me) and for a multi-billion dollar company? Anything sooner than a quartal is basically “instantly”.

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      • Peter

        agreed soon is relative. Guys need to have some perspective the one does not have a huge library as of yet I imagine we will get an announcement around e3 if lucky but the program won’t start until later this year Q4

        The 360 has hundreds of games and the games we do get are usually several years old usually games costing 20 bucks at retail range for the AAA titles. To put it in perspective Ryse a day one release still sells for 40 bucks currently (amazon hard copy) as far as arcade titles again the market is pretty anemic.

        This is a rare case of sympathy towards ms with all the when does x1 get gwg requests.

        Program won’t start for awhile so complaining to ms seems kinda pathetic.

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      • http://www.trueachievements.com/NBA+Kirkland.htm NBA Kirkland

        No🙂 He was responding to a twitter user so I think he meant “fairly soon” as you and I would think of it. I suspect things have changed since he said that. They may be putting in changes so that you only own the games as long as you remain Gold and thus it’s taking longer than he anticipated.

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  • マリオ

    Dust: An Elysian Tail is a pretty fun game even though I still haven’t gotten around to beating it.

    I don’t particularly like GTA or Saints Row so…

    By the time June gets here I won’t care about GWG since I’ll be invested in USF4 and the countdown to EVO2K14.

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  • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

    I looked at the Dust and it doesn’t look anything I would enjoy (I don’t like the anime style) but I will give it a try. Saints Row, on the other hand, is something I have always wanted to try. Thanks!

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    • マリオ

      It was made by 1 guy.

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  • Ross Kemp

    I have both games and they are great , so happy for folk who are going to claim either 1 or both titles .
    Well done MS , GwG gets better each month .

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  • bloody

    sr3!!!! sic😀

    not so happy with dust. i tried the demo and dont like it much😦

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  • Jason Williams

    Well done MS

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