Microsoft has announced the Games With Gold for January 2016. The Xbox One titles will include Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition (normally $39.99 and available from January 1-31) and Zheros (normally $19.99 and available January 16-February 15). Xbox 360 players will be able to download DiRT Showdown (normally $14.99, available from January 1-15) and Deux Ex: Human Revolution (normally $14.99, available from January 16-31).
It should be noted that both Xbox 360 titles will be compatible with backwards compatibility on the Xbox One, making them playable on that console as well.
Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition is described as:
“The latest iteration of a long, proud line of brutal and eminently accessible fighting games that focus on combos, flash, and fun, rather than twitch reflexes and perfect timing. While the game traditionally comes with just one playable character unlocked, Games with Gold gets you the Ultra Edition, granting instant access to all eight Season One characters, 16 additional character accessory packs, eight additional costumes, and a playable version of Killer Instinct Classic from ’94. Get ready to dominate at one of the world’s most enjoyable fighting games, absolutely free.”
Zheros is a sidescroller set in “a beautiful and futuristic universe with brightly colored graphics, a humorous cast of playable characters, and local co-op.” DiRT Showdown is an older entry into the DiRT franchise, and Deus Ex Human Revolution is the predecessor to next year’s Deus Ex Mankind Divided, so this may be a good chance to refresh yourself on Adam Jensen’s adventure.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to grab December’s games before they expire.