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Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War Free to Xbox LIVE Gold Members this Month

by Joey Davidson | February 3, 2014February 3, 2014 6:00 am PDT

Two old games are getting added to the Games with Gold deal Microsoft has running for Xbox LIVE Gold level members. This February, you’ll have access to Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War.

Dead Island, of course, is the open world zombie murdering title from Techland. We all know the game from the trailer that debuted well ahead of it, which you’ll see at the head of this post. A lot of gamers were bummed that the full title didn’t carry the same tone set forth by that teaser.

Don’t turn a blind eye on Toy Soldiers: Cold War, friends. While it doesn’t carry the banner fame and profits of Dead Island, it’s still a fun little game. It’s an action and strategy title that’s a bit whimsical and funny while bearing a rewarding play system. Definitely worth the free price tag and your time.

Here’s what’s written on Major Nelson’s blog in regards to the free availability schedule and typical price points for both games:

Starting Saturday (February 1st) Dead Island (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th .

Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Toy Soldiers: Cold War (Normally US $14.99) for free.

What do you think of the duo being offered up this month through the Games with Gold program? Have you ever played either title, and do you think this is a good reason to keep turning back to your Xbox 360?

Personally, I hope Microsoft brings the Games with Gold program to the Xbox One soon. It’s crazy to see Sony offer free games constantly on the PlayStation 4, while the Xbox One is still not a part of this program. PlayStation 4 gamers have Contrast and Don’t Starve to play. This month, they’ll also have the crazy scary title Outlast to pour over once it’s made free.

Come on, Xbox One! Bring out the free games.

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...