As part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, Xbox Live Gold members will receive Dust: An Elysian Tail and Saints Row: The Third, ?for free this month, from Microsoft.
Qualifying paid Xbox Live Gold members can download these titles for free, but only for a limited time.
In the official blog post by Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, he announced that starting Thursday, May 1st, Dust: An Elysian Tail (normally US $14.99), Xbox Live Gold members can download the title for free until May 15th while on May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Saints Row: The Third (normally US $19.99) for free until May 30th.
Dust: An Elysian Tail is a 2D action-platforming RPG for the Xbox 360 console. It is an action role-playing video game developed by independent designer Dean Dodrill, published by Microsoft Studios. The game takes place in a fictional world of Falana where the player will take full control of the main character Dust (Lucien Dodge), as he tries to remember his past. In the land of Falana, Dust discovers a mysterious sword that alters his life and sets him on the road to becoming a hero. And as the player travels the world, they will acquire power-ups such as the ability to double jump or climb to previously unreachable areas that will permanently alter gameplay. Experience points will be gained as Dust defeats enemies, and in turn may level up.
The Saints Row: The Third, on the other hand, is a comedic action-adventure, urban warfare video game, developed by Volition and first released in November 2011.
As the leader of the Third Street Saints, the player can explore the new city of Steelport, where there are main and side missions to be fulfilled. These side missions include Activities, minigames, Strongholds, rival gang bases that can be taken over to control a section of Steelport, and Flashpoints, on-the-spot gang warfare. If the player completes the missions, then he can earn in-game money, weapons, cars, and gang respect.
This ongoing ?Games with Gold? program is ?a reward scheme offering free games to Xbox Live Gold members on a monthly basis, like the PlayStation Plus.
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