Xbox Games with Gold January 2023: free games available right now

Xbox Games With Gold grants free games each month those who subscribe. These games tend to vary massively, with some being smaller indie titles, and other more well-known experiences. It’s always worth checking to see what the free games are each month, as they can be downloaded and saved for later.

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can claim two games a month, ranging from AAA blockbusters to beloved indie titles. Unlike Sony’s PlayStation Plus free games, Games with Gold takes a staggered approach. 

Microsoft typically adds its free games for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One to the service throughout the month, with one available from the beginning of the new month to the end, and the other becoming available about halfway through the current month and then running into the following month.

Here are the free Xbox Games With Gold games that you can pick up in January 2023. Be sure to check back in for next month’s lineup!

Xbox Games with Gold: this month’s free games

The Games With Gold lineup for January 2023

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Iris Fall
Enter the dreamlike world of puzzles and adventure. Play as young Iris who follows a mysterious black cat into a labyrinthian world of light and dark. The deeper Iris delves, the more she will realize that everything holds some kind of connection to her.

Available January 1 – January 31, 2023.

Find uninhabited planets and transform them. Starting with the absolute basics of harvesting sticks and stones, you’ll begin your foundation. Eventually, you can move up to building workerbots, who in turn can help you build more after you hone their artificial intelligence.

Available January 16 – February 15, 2023.

Xbox Games with Gold: last month’s free games

Xbox Games With Gold (December 2022)

Colt Canyon

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Colt Canyon
Colt Canyon mixes awesome pixel art with a Wild West setting. You play a gunslinger who has to tear through bandits to save their kidnapped partner.  The game also uses roguelike elements to keep things fresh.

Available December 1 – December 31, 2022.

Bladed Fury
Bladed Fury is a modern take on classic 2D side scrollers. It’s based on Chinese Mythology, and stars Princess Ji as she fights her way through ancient enemies and Gods to save her sister. Fast-pace hack and slash action is the name of the game here.

Available December 16 – January 15, 2023.

Xbox Games with Gold (November 2022)

Xbox Games With Gold for November 2022

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Praetorians- HD Remaster
Set during the era of the Roman Empire, this is a real-time strategy game with over 20 campaign missions. You can play as three different armies – the Gauls, Egyptians, and Roman Legions – across three different lands.

Available November 1 – November 30, 2022.

Dead End Job
Dead End Job is a procedurally generated couch co-op that you can play solo or with your Ghoul-B-Gone buddy. It’s inspired by Saturday morning cartoons, and has plenty of ectoplasmic goo to wade through.

Available November 16 – December 15, 2022.