Games with Gold offers free Xbox One games to qualifying Xbox Live Gold members. This article provides answers to commonly asked questions about the Games with Gold programme.
What is Games with Gold?
We want to thank our Xbox Live Gold members by providing two free game downloads each month. The Games with Gold programme started in June 2013 for Xbox 360 members and expanded to include Xbox One in June 2014.
Is this only for new members?
Games with Gold is available to all Xbox Live Gold members. To download free games, you just need to be an Xbox Live Gold member when you redeem any Games with Gold offers.
Is Games with Gold available in my region?
Games with Gold is available in the following countries and regions: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
Note Xbox One may not be available in all locales.
What if I am on a 30-day Xbox Live Gold credit card trial?
You're eligible. You must have a current Xbox Live Gold membership or an Xbox Live Gold trial that requires a credit card.
What if I am on a non-paid trial and I upgrade to Xbox Live Gold during the trial period to take advantage of a free game offer? Will I get the game?
If you upgrade to Xbox Live Gold during your non-paid trial period, your Xbox Live Gold membership won't start until the end of your free trial. You won't be eligible to download a currently offered free game until your trial period ends and your paid membership begins.
If I redeem a promotional Xbox Live Gold token, will I be able to download the free games?
No, you would not be eligible. You must have a current Xbox Live Gold membership or trial that requires a credit card.
Can a child download mature content through Games with Gold?
All Xbox parental control settings are respected by the Games with Gold programme. Any restrictions set on purchasing mature content will be applied to child accounts when downloading titles offered through Games with Gold.
What games are included in this month’s offer?
Head over to xbox.com/live/games-with-gold for full details on this month’s games.
What kinds of games are included?
Games will be a mixture of fan-favourite Xbox Live Arcade and Games on Demand digital titles.
What will be the ratings on the games?
Game ratings will vary.
Will the titles be disclosed in advance of free game offers?
Generally, game titles won't be disclosed in advance.
Do I get to keep the games?
You can play them as long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold membership.
What happens if I miss a game?
Unfortunately, you can't go back and download games from prior periods once a free game download offering period has elapsed.
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