Xbox is ready to kick off 2021 with some awesome offers for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and those who own Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. January’s 2021 Games with Gold lineup includes the Xbox One titles, Little Nightmares, and Dead Rising, and through backward compatibility, the Xbox 360 title, The King of Fighters XIII, and the original Xbox title, Breakdown.

Little Nightmares

If you like atmospheric adventure games, you might want to check out Little Nightmares – a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game that was praised by many as one of the best in the genre. While the game’s story is fairly short, it’s a masterfully crafted one and will definitely take your breath away. Also, in case you haven’t heard, Tarsier Studios have plans to release a sequel for Little Nightmares in the upcoming February, so it’s about time to refresh your memory and experience the first game. Get ready to be spooked! The game will be available from January 1st until January 31st.

Dead Rising

While the original Dead Rising was released back in 2006, its core ideas remain relevant today. This mix of action, adventure, open-world, survival, beat-em-up fiesta spawned a whole series and elevated the genre, and made zombie slaying fun. If you’ve never tried any of these games – you’re missing out. Be sure to grab it and try it for free – it will be available from January 16th until February 15th.

The King of Fighters XIII

Gamers who love fighting games will get a chance to try something truly unique – The King of Fighters XIII is a part of a popular fighting game series that are mainly published in Japan. However, a few of these games made their way to the western markets and The King of Fighters XIII might be one of the best in the series. The game features a huge roster of interesting characters, complicated but rewarding fight mechanics, so it will be a perfect fit for everyone who is looking for something new. The King of Fighters XIII will be available for free from January 1st – until January 15th


Last but not least on our list is a first-person action game Breakdown. Originally released in 2004, the game earned fair praise for combining first-person action and fighting game mechanics. It also features an interesting and deep narrative, so if you’re looking for a compelling story, look no further. Breakdown game will become free on January 16th and will be up for grabs until January 31st.

All of these games are free for a limited time and will be accessible only with Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions.