Xbox Live Gold subscribers will have access to Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for free in January, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced today.
The two titles are the latest in Microsoft’s Games with Gold program, which is functionally their answer to Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription. Every month, two games are offered up to Gold subscribers for free. In December, Gold members got Gears of War (the original, 2006 title that started it all) and Shoot Many Robots.
Sleeping Dogs, Square Enix’s open-world action title that started life as a reboot of the True Crime series prior to Square Enix gaining publishing rights, is widely regarded as one of 2012’s best games. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, an arcade-inspired isometric action-driven spinoff of the Tomb Raider series that hit Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, and Steam in 2010, was also favorably received by reviewers and gamers alike.