Xbox Games with Gold January 2021 is LIVE: Games List, Release Date, Time & more

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It has been a huge year for Microsoft, with the release of the Xbox Series X|S, the huge expansion of Game Pass, which saw EA Play added to the service, and the launch of Project xCloud.

Its now January 2021 and the first set of games are now available.


As always there are four games, with two releasing at the start of the month, and two in the middle.

Games List

Microsoft have now been officially revealed the next games that will be coming to Games With Gold and they are,

  • Little Nightmares (Xbox One)
  • Dead Rising Remastered (Xbox One)
  • King of Fighters XIII (Xbox 360)
  • Breakdown (Xbox)

Xbox Games with Gold January 2021 Games List
FREE: Each month Microsoft give away four games.

Release Date

As with every month, two games are available from the start of the month, while the other release in the middle, so there is some overlap with the games.

  • Little Nightmares - January 1- January 31
  • Dead Rising Remastered - January 16 - February 15
  • King of Fighters XIII - January 1 - January 15th
  • Breakdown - January 16 - January 31

The Raven and Stacking from December's Games With Gold are still available until December 31, and Bleed 2 is available until January 15, so still plenty of time to redeem this months games if you haven't already.

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Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares Complete Edition Key Art
UNDERRATED: Little Nightmares is an underrated gem.
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets to discover. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!

Dead Rising Remastered

Dead Rising Remastered In Game Screenshot
CULT CLASSIC: Dead Rising is remembered fondly by 7th gen gamers.
Frank West, a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, pursues a juicy lead to a small suburban town only to find that it is being overrun by zombies! He escapes to the local shopping mall thinking it will be a bastion of safety, but it turns out to be anything but. It's a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign over an entire shopping center, Frank can utilize anything to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic.

King of Fighters XIII

King of Fighters XIII Match
TOP TIER: KOF is a top tier fighting game, standing alongside Street Fighter.
“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII”, SNK PLAYMORE’s flagship 2D versus fighting title returns in an ultimate version on Steam!!
The many features exclusive to the console version of the game, such as the ONLINE Mode that allows you to enjoy smooth online versus matches with rivals from around the world, the Tutorial Mode which can be enjoyed by KOF novice players, and the Story Mode which features several exclusive episodes in a Visual Novel format, have been improved are still available in “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition”!
In addition, "Iori with the Power of Flames”, “NESTS Style Kyo”, and “Mr. Karate" DLC characters are now playable from the start, for a total roster of 36 characters!
The time has come to face rivals worldwide!


Breakdown Xbox OG In Game
SITE ZERO: Namco's Breakdown was a popular FPS game on Xbox.
Trapped inside a mysterious laboratory and unable to remember his past, Derrick Cole discovers his extraordinary powers, as he fights for survival against a determined military faction and a legion of seemingly invincible super-human warriors! Breakdown offers an exciting first-person action-adventure gaming experience by combining hand-to-hand combat and state-of-the-art weapons with an intense story line and incredible graphics. Embark on a thrilling and suspenseful search for the truth!

All of the game will also work on the new Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility.


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