Xbox Live Games With Gold, Feb – Dead Island Available Now

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February 2014's Games With Gold kicks off with a brutal first-person zombie-slayer!

In case you didn’t know, Xbox Live Gold members receive two free games per month, as part of Xbox’s Games With Gold. Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson), Director of Programming at Xbox Live, announced the two free games available for February this morning. So if you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold member, what’re you waiting for? Go and grab this month’s first free game!

Dead Island is the first game available for free, up until 15th February. Whilst not the greatest of games, technically it falls a little short, but it still has plenty to offer in terms of fun; zombie slaying, weapon crafting, multiplayer etc. Plus it’s free right now, so it’s worth a try, no?

The game sees you on an island… check. And everyone is dead… check. So you need to find out what happened, whilst trying to survive the zombie horde. Add in the multi-player element, and any shortfalls in the game are more than made up by having a laugh with your mates whilst dispatching the undead.

The second game available this month, from the 16th February, is Toy Soldiers: Cold War. A follow up to Toy Soldiers. This iteration centres around 1980's military tech, and growing tensions between the US and USS.

The game employs you to command an army of, yes you've guessed it - toy soldiers, on model-style battlefields. Using a mixture of action and strategy, this tower defence game will task you to drop gun emplacements on the battlefield, and even directly control units in order to stop the waves of enemies heading your way. Plus, it has a guy who looks like Rambo in it... what's not to love!?

 Are you an Xbox LIVE Gold member? Will you be downloading the free titles this month? Let us know in the comments below!

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