A new decade is upon us in a couple days. What better way to start it than with free games? For Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Gold subscribers, welcome 2020 with these four game titles at your disposal.
1. Styx: Shards of Darkness
Available January 1-31
Styx: Shards of Darkness is a game surrounding the concept of stealth. Take control as the goblin thief Styx and infiltrate and travel the Dark Elven city of Körangar to discover why the dark elves have formed an alliance with the dwarves.
2. Batman: The Telltale Series
Available January 16 to February 15
My personal favorite out of January's lineup is Batman The Telltale Series. Players take control of the Dark Knight himself and defend Gotham City from various threats. Be cautious: the choices you make in the game tailor the way the game is played, so choose wisely.
3. Tekken 6
Available January 1-15
Originally on the Xbox 360, Tekken 6 was a popular fighting game due to its ever-growing roster. Each of the characters have their own deadly techniques, martial arts moves, and attack combinations, all ready to assist you as you make your way through the ultimate king of iron tournament. If you haven't played a Tekken game before, this seems like the perfect place to start.
4. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Available January 16-31
Take a trip through the Star Wars series but with the comedic effect of Legos added in and relive moments form the original Star Wars trilogy: Episodes IV, V, and VI. Customize your own LEGO character, solve various puzzles, and enjoy the game with a friend with its drop in and out function. A favorite game from my childhood, and If you haven't played it yet, I'd highly recommend it.
Taking full advantage of all these great free Xbox games seems like a great New Year's resolution to me!