Microsoft has just announced the latest pair of titles that Xbox Live Gold members with an Xbox 360 can expect to download for free this month as part of their Games with Gold service. This time around, you’ll be treated to the indie side-scrolling action-adventure game, Dust: An Elysian Tail, and the outlandish open-world hit, Saints Row: The Third.
Dust, which normally costs $15, is free from today to May 15, while Saints Row will take the spotlight from May 16 to the end of the month. As with previous Games with Gold titles, downloading either of these during their promotions will permanently add them to your account’s download list, meaning that they will remain available at no cost indefinitely, regardless of whether you remain a Gold member or not.
And with these two titles, that’s a pretty sweet deal. When I reviewed Dust back during its August 2012 launch, I found it to have a wonderful atmosphere thanks to its colorful cast and Disney-esque hand-drawn graphical style. Likewise, our own Chad Goodmurphy also had lots of positive things to say about Saints Row: The Third, praising it as “one of the most creative and outrageous games on the market.” While the cartoony style of Dust and the outlandishness of Saints Row may not be for everybody, there’s no excuse to not at least try one of these games out if you have a Gold membership.