Games with Gold April 2018: Xbox's FREE games release set for Major Nelson reveal SOON

Xbox One Games with Gold subscribers are STILL waiting on Microsoft to reveal the new Xbox Games with Gold April 2018 titles.

Typically Microsoft announces their new quartet of free titles around the 20th-22nd of every month.

But this past week, Microsoft has been mysteriously quiet with their new announcement from Major Nelson.

Perhaps that's because they've been fully focused on launching Sea of Thieves, which has been the consoles first proper exclusive for quite some time.

But with Sony likely to reveal their new PS Plus April 2018 games this coming Wednesday, we suspect Microsoft will reveal their own April 2018 Games with Gold games on Monday or Tuesday this coming week.

Rarely does Microsoft announce their new games later than the 27th of each month and we doubt they'll break the habit of a lifetime.

But as for what games we might see included, there's no telling, as unfortunately there's been no leaks to hit the web (yet) this month.

Thankfully though, we don't have that much longer to wait.

NEW Xbox One Games rumoured to be in development

A selection of games rumoured to be in development, as leaked by Resetera user Klobrille.

For those unfamiliar with how Games with Gold works – perhaps for anyone who only got their first Xbox in the last month – here's a quick explainer:

Every month Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360.

Typically, Games With Gold includes two titles available for a period of two weeks and another two available for a month. It can get confusing and you don't want to accidentally miss out on downloading a great game, so it's worth marking the dates down on your calendar to ensure you don't miss out.

Equally, you shouldn't forget that two of the games included are from the Xbox 360 era, and that means both titles can be played on your Xbox One thanks to the console's backwards compatibility features.

Plus, now that the Xbox One has a dedicated Xbox 360 backwards compatibility store, you can easily search for, find, and download these games should you forget to download them for free during Games with Gold.

Keep reading to discover a little more about each of the remaining Xbox One Games with Gold titles for March.

  • Sea of Thieves for Xbox One – Preorder£44.99

  • State of Decay 2 – With Only at GAME Pre-Order…£24.99

  • Crackdown 3 for Xbox One – Preorder£42.99

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Currently, Xbox One owners with an active Xbox Live Gold membership can download three great games for absolutely free.

Throughout March Xbox Live Gold members can download Xbox One release Trials of the Blood Dragon, which is a pretty decent first-person shooter which should please anyone who has previously enjoyed any DOOM games.

In addition, fans can also download the first-person shooter hit Superhot, all the way until April 15th.

Lastly, there's Quantum Conundrum available on Xbox Backwards Compatibility, which puzzle fans should adore.

Just to be clear, here are the dates for when you can download these Games with Gold titles.

• Trials of the Blood Dragon: Available March 1 to 28 on Xbox One
• Superhot: Available March 16 to April 15 on Xbox One
• Quantum Conundrum: Available March 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

You can learn more about each of the free games below:


Trials of the Blood Dragon

Trials meets Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and it’s not all about the bikes anymore! There’s running, shooting, swinging, tanks, jetpacks and BMXs to play with. Fully animated cut-scenes provide the humour and weapons deliver the boom. Power your way through 30 missions across seven different worlds and if you’re feeling adventurous, try to unlock the Ominous Locked Safe by following the cryptic clues along the way.


Play this award-winning FPS originally conceived at a 7-day FPS Game Jam. After thousands of hours of design and development, the result is this wildly popular, innovative, and constantly changing masterpiece. In a new twist on the genre, time stands still if you do. You can’t just run and gun your way out of this one! Do you have the skill to plan your moves, dodge bullets, and win the battle?

Quantum Conundrum

Harness the power of the Fluffy, Heavy, Slow, and Reverse Gravity dimensions to solve a variety of FPS puzzles in Quantum Conundrum. As the nephew of your wild scientist of an uncle, take control of the Interdimensional Shift Device in his mansion of madness! You’ll need your wits and all your ingenuity to work your way through these puzzles if you hope to rescue him (and survive).

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