Microsoft's three new backward compatible Xbox games are all about The Walking Dead

Microsoft added three games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list today, bringing the grand total of Xbox 360 games that can be played on the console to 417. Today's additions are all from Telltale Games' The Walking Dead series of games.

Here's what's new:

The Walking Dead (Free)

Episode one of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. A tailored game experience – actions, choices and decisions you make will affect how your story plays out across the entire series. Additional episodes available as downloadable content.

The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1 ($4.99)

The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic books. Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne's absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book. Over the three episodes of the miniseries, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back. Download Episode One of The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries, a three part episodic game series from the creators of The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, and Tales from the Borderlands.

The Walking Dead: Season Two (Free)

Download Episode One of The Walking Dead: Season Two, a five-part game series that continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad – and sometimes worse – than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year.

Clearly, you should be adding The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: Season Two to your library right now, as they're listed at everyone's favorite price: free. You'll have to pay for additional episodes, but it's a great starting point.

But if you're looking for more games on the cheap, don't forget about Games with Gold, which offers four free games (two Xbox One and two Xbox 360) per month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. There are just a couple of days left to this month, so you're running out of time to claim Slime Rancher (Xbox One) and Red Faction: Armageddon (Xbox 360). You've also got until September 15 to grab Trials Fusion (Xbox One), which is also among this month's offers.

Of course, there will be a new round of Games with Gold beginning on September 1. Beginning on that date, subscribers will be able to claim Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox One) and Hydro Thunder (Xbox 360).

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