February is winding down, so it’s almost time for a new batch of Games with Gold freebies for Xbox Live subscribers. Microsoft has unveiled the four free games joining the Games with Gold program in March: Warface: Breakout, VALA: Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse, Metal Slug 3, and Port Royale 3. Like usual, there are a pair of Xbox One games and two older games that are playable via backwards compatibility.
Warface: Breakout is a tactical first-person shooter that released last year. It’s a spin-off of the MMO Warface based on the Planet the Bomb game mode. The squad-based FPS doesn’t have a ton of content yet, but if you’re a fan of the genre it may be worth checking out. Warface: Breakout is free all throughout March.
The other Xbox One freebie is certainly a silly game, and that’s not all too surprising given its name. VALA: Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse is a top-down mech shooter in which llamas have caused the apocalypse. It features local co-op for up to four players and has a roguelike loop. Each run is different, but yes, llamas stand in your way every time you suit up. Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse will be free from March 16 to April 15.
The pair of backwards-compatible Xbox 360 freebies are arguably stronger than the Xbox One titles this month. You can snag SNK’s classic run-and-gun Metal Slug 3 from March 1 to March 15. In the back half of the month, pirate simulation game Port Royale 3 will be up for grabs.
March’s freebies are fairly underwhelming compared to the current slate. If you haven’t secured February’s Games with Gold freebies, you still have until the end of the month to add Resident Evil, Gears 5, and Lost Planet 2 to your library. Dandara: Trials of Fear edition will be free until March 15, too.
Free Games with Gold for March 2021
- Warface: Breakout: March 1-31
- VALA: Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse: March 16-April 15
- Metal Slug 3: March 1-15
- Port Royale 3: March 16-31