Microsoft announced last month the Games with Gold for March 2017. We're now in March and the first wave of free games for Xbox Live Gold members has been released. Members can now get both Layers of Fear for Xbox One and Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360 (also compatible with Xbox One).
Layers of Fear (Xbox One, March 1 - 31)
You take another drink as the canvas looms in front of you. A light flickers dimly in the corner. You’ve created countless pieces of art, but never anything like…this. Why haven’t you done this before? It seems so obvious in retrospect. Your friends, critics, business partners—soon, they’ll all see. But something’s still missing…You look up, startled. That melody… Was that a piano? It sounded just like her… But, no—that would be impossible. She’s gone. They’re all gone.Have to focus. How long has it taken to get to this point? Too long, but it doesn’t matter. There will be no more distractions. It’s almost finished. You can feel it. Your creation. Your Magnum Opus. Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create. Features: • Psychedelic horror – A sense of insanity means each turn of the camera may completely change the look of your surroundings. • Original and classic art – Numerous pieces of original art and music flesh out the story and environment. • Story-focused exploration – Only through exploring the environment can you uncover the details of the painter’s dark and tragic past. • Victorian setting – Explore a game world inspired by masterpiece paintings, architecture and décor from the 19th century.
Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360, March 1 - 15)
A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op or split-screen on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.
As a reminder, you can still get Project Cars Digital Edition (Xbox One) until March 15. And if you're not yet an Xbox Live Gold member, you can sign up right now and start building your games library. If you ever cancel your subscription, you get to keep the Xbox 360 games, but you can only have access to the Xbox One games again if you resume your subscription.