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If you’re an Xbox player, then you’ll very soon be able to download a couple of new games for zero cost. Perfect for a cold winter’s night, no!?

Announced today as the latest giveaways available through the Xbox Games With Gold scheme – a scheme that used to be brilliant until Game Pass took charge – are a couple of new titles that Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players will be interested in. 

Removed of their price tags for December and beyond, with one of these games heading into mid-January 2023 for free, will be that of Colt Canyon and Bladed Fury; a couple of games that have been kicking around for a couple of years. 

It’ll be Colt Canyon that is stripped of its price tag first, with this one going free between December 1st-31st. It’s a game in which we gave a more than decent 4/5 review score to when we covered it back in 2020, bigging it up for some great gameplay, a nicely fitting style and tone along with some authentic music. 

We weren’t overly keen on the limited bosses and enemies, and wanted more story, but on the whole it was a decent playthrough. For free, you’d be crazy to miss it. 

Bladed Fury is another that we liked, again dragging it into the 4/5 range via review. This one first released in 2021, pushing out a good story and combat systems, challenging bosses and some, frankly, beautiful visuals. We were very keen on it in fact, only knocking it down a notch or two thanks to the obscure puzzles. 

Bladed Fury will be free to download through Games With Gold from the middle of December, right through to mid-Jan, at which point we would hope to see a couple more Games With Gold freebies pop up. 

You’ll find both games over at the Xbox Store, with Colt Canyon the first to be removed of all price in the next few days. Make sure you download it. 

Let us know what you think of the latest Xbox Games With Gold titles by heading into the comments. Should Microsoft just stick all their eggs in the Game Pass basket and be done with it?

Colt Canyon Description:

Take your revolver and rescue your partner in this atmospheric and punchy rogue-like game. Colt Canyon is a 2D pixel art shooter where you control a cowboy, or one of the many other unlockable characters, whose mission is to save his kidnapped partner from the ruthless bandits. Take your gun and TNT and shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum. Maybe you can save more people than just your partner. But watch out. Once you got your partner your job is not done. You’ll also have to get back home…

Bladed Fury Description:

Bladed Fury is a classic 2D action game, based on Chinese mythology with an accompanying traditional art style and sound design, but with a dash of surrealism added to the mix. Featuring a fluid combat experience, a high-octane combo system, and a plethora of ancient enemies and gods to destroy

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