It’s the beginning of a new month and that means free games for anyone and everyone with a subscription to Xbox Live, Microsoft’s online gaming service for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Right now Xbox Live Gold users can pick up free digital copies of Castle Storm: Definitive Edition and Mafia 2.
Available to Xbox Live Gold users on the Xbox One are Castlestorm Definitive Edition and PoolNationFX, which is a hold-over from last month’s Xbox Live Games with Gold offerings. It’s the Games With Gold for Xbox One titles that disappear when you stop paying for Xbox Live Gold.
Xbox 360 users get to keep the games that they download as part of the Games With Gold promotion — even if they aren’t paying for Xbox Live Gold after they download them. Mafia 2 is free to Xbox 360 owners with an Xbox Live Gold account today. On May 16th it’ll be replaced by Formula 2013. Don’t worry about creating a calendar reminder for that last one; we have you covered with a reminder the moment it’s available.
An Xbox Live Gold subscription costs $9.99 a month or $60 a year. Subscribers get two free games, access to online multiplayer, and cloud storage for any footage they record on their Xbox One from their games.