'Dead Island,' 'Toy Soldiers: Cold War' are February's free games for Xbox Live Gold

Xbox 360 owners who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold service can look forward to downloading "Dead Island" and "Toy Soldiers: Cold Wars" for free with Microsoft's Games for Gold program.

The Xbox Wire site states that from Feb. 1-15, Xbox 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold can download the full version of "Dead Island." Originally released in 2011, the game, from developer Techland and publisher Deep Silver, is normally priced at $19.99. "Dead Island" is a first-person zombie action game where the undead are attacking a tropical resort. There are some role playing elements, including gaining experience points to increase health and stamina, and there's a big emphasis on melee weapons to take out the zombies. The game also supports up to four players in co-op. Last year, Techland released the game's sequel, "Dead Island: Riptide."

From Feb. 16-28, the free game will be "Toy Soldiers: Cold War." The Xbox Live Arcade game was first released in 2010 and is normally priced at $14.99. Developed by Signal Studios, the game uses the idea that 1980s-style action figures and vehicles have come to live and wage war against each other. Players can take control of a variety of military units in single player or play online in two player multiplayer or co-op modes.

Microsoft promised a few months ago that Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold would also be able to download free games starting later in 2014, though the company has yet to reveal any details on these plans.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Deep Silver

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