Xbox Games with Gold for January Includes Styx, Batman - The Telltale Series and More

By Sean Carey,
January's Games with Gold lineup has just been announced. In terms of Xbox One titles, we have the stealth game Styx: Shards of Darkness and Telltale's BATMAN – The Telltale Series. For our backwards compatible Xbox 360 games, we have both Tekken 6 and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. These games make a combined total of 4000 Gamerscore.


Xbox One

Styx: Shards Of Darkness screenshot

In Styx: Shards of Darkness you play as a goblin thief in a fantasy stealth game. Hired for an important mission, you will explore huge open environments as the Styx, either alone or with a friend in co-op. You'll have to sneak past (or stealthy assassinate) Humans, Elves and Dwarves )to accomplish your objectives as well as take on more fearsome colossal creatures.

It should be noted that this game does have one unobtainable achievement. The Goblin Master achievement hasn't been unlocked by anyone here on TA despite making the requirements, so bear that in mind all you completionists out there. Styx: Shards of Darkness will be available to download from Jan 1 - Jan 31.

Styx: Shards of DarknessGoblin MasterThe Goblin Master achievement in Styx: Shards of Darkness worth 0 pointsUnlock all achievements

Next up, we have BATMAN – The Telltale Series which includes episodes 1-5. One of the better Telltale games, you will enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. If you haven't already played it, this is an effortless completion with all achievements tied to completing chapters in the story. Each episode will take you about 1-2 hours to complete, so you're looking at an estimated completion time of around 10 hours for the full five episodes. Batman - The Telltale Series is available to download from Jan 16 - Feb 15.

Xbox 360

TK6

Onto the Xbox 360 titles, both of which are backwards compatible. The fighting game Tekken 6, features "a large roster of unique characters, fast-paced action and a deep level of strategy." At the time, Tekken 6 has the largest character roster to date with an improved, in-depth character customisation tool. Tekken 6 will be available to download from Jan 1 - Jan 15.

Finally, we have LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. We're all familiar with LEGO games by now, humourous brick-based tongue in cheek Star Wars action. What's not to Love? "LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy reunites the fun and endless creativity of LEGO with the epic story, heroic characters, and exciting action of the Star Wars universe." LEGO LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy will be available to download from Jan 16 - Jan 31.

That's January's Games with Gold lineup. Don't forget to grab Jurassic World Evolution, Insane Robots and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD before they drop out of Games with Gold.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.