Batman's Bat Signal is the brightest light in the January Games with Gold skies


Catwoman and Styx would be BFFs

Xbox is starting 2020 with two games where the lead sticks to the shadows. Good synergy considering they couldn’t be more diametrically opposed from a moral standpoint.

Batman: A Telltale Games Seriesis January’s Xbox One game that most people will recognize. Telltale’s narrative-heavy storytelling approach and The Caped Crusader’s always-entertaining policing of Gotham make for a decent-enough five part adventure.

Opposite Batmanis 2017’sStyx: Shards of Darkness. This stealthy goblin-focused tale from Focus Home Interactive is more Thief-like than anything else. The eponymous Styx spies, steals, and assassinates, all while cloaked in the darkness of his surroundings. Batman might appreciate the method but he would not appreciate the motives.

On Xbox 360, Games with Gold subscribers are getting some very old (but good!) freebies — and not just old in the sense that they released last generation. Tekken 6(2007) and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy(2006) are tapped to round out the month. As always, both can be played on Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Here’s the full breakdown of January’s Xbox Games with Gold:

  • Styx: Shards of Darkness(Xbox One, available January 1 through January 31)
  • Batman: A Telltale Games Series(Xbox One, available January 16 through February 15)
  • Tekken 6(Xbox 360, available January 1 through January 15)
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy(Xbox 360, available January 16 through January 31)