Xbox Games with Gold for January 2021 revealed, with 3,000 Gamerscore up for grabs

By Heidi Nicholas,
The Games with Gold lineup for January 2021 has now been announced. Little Nightmares and Dead Rising are arriving for Xbox One, while The King of Fighters XIII and Breakdown will be available for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Little Nightmares will be available for the whole month of January, from the 1st to the 31st, just in time for you to catch up before Little Nightmares 2 releases on February 11th. Dead Rising will be available into February, from January 16th to February 15th. The King of Fighters XIII and Breakdown will be available for around two weeks: The King of Fighters XIII from January 1st to January 15th, and Breakdown from January 16th to January 31st.

Little Nightmares and Dead Rising are usually priced at $19.99/£15.99 each, with The King of Fighters XIII at $29.99/£19.99 and Breakdown at $9.99/£9.19. Overall, next month's offerings for Games with Gold have an overall worth of $79.96 and a combined total of 3,000 Gamerscore.

Little Nightmares and Dead Rising both have a very respectable rating on TA, with Little Nightmares sitting at 4.10/5, and Dead Rising rated at 4.35/5, while The King of Fighters XIII follows just behind at 3.85/5. Little Nightmares has an estimated completion time of between ten and twelve hours, and we have a great Little Nightmares walkthrough to help with that. Dead Rising should take you considerably more time, with an estimated completion of between 40 and 50 hours, but we've also got a Dead Rising walkthrough to help out. We don't yet have a King of Fighters XIII walkthrough, so if you've already played it and feel up to sharing your walkthrough wisdom, you can always head over to the walkthrough forum and volunteer! In the meantime, you can have a look at what's coming up in January with the game descriptions below:

Little Nightmares
Little Nightmares

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.

Dead Rising
Dead Rising

Frank West, a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, pursues a juicy lead to a small suburban town only to find that it is being overrun by zombies! He escapes to the local shopping mall thinking it will be a bastion of safety, but it turns out to be anything but.


The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Potuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese. Consume your enemies with the flames of wrath until they turn into ashes! “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII” comes to Xbox 360 as the ultimate versus fighting game, in an upgraded version of the original arcade game! Discover “Billy Kane” and “Saiki (Human Form)” console-exclusive additional characters that KOF fans surely cannot afford to miss, KOF XIII’s “Story Mode”, displayed as a visual novel (revealing numerous episodes unknown up until now), the high-quality “Online Versus Mode” for intense battles with other players via Xbox LIVE, a “Tutorial Mode” that even KOF novice players can enjoy, and many more game modes for thousands of hours of fun! However, it’s not finished yet! More additional content will be available to download at a later date such as “Iori with the Power of Flames” and more downloadable characters!? The final chapter of the “Ash Saga”, full of anger and betrayal, ends here!!

Lastly, there's Breakdown, which Microsoft says is an action-adventure game all about Derrick Cole's attempts to fight his way out of a lab. "Trapped inside a mysterious lab and unable to remember his past, Derrick Cole must fight his way out using his newfound extraordinary powers. Combining hand-to-hand combat, state-of-the-art weapons, and an intense story line, embark on a thrilling and suspenseful search for the truth in this first-person action-adventure title."

Don't forget, there's still time for a few of December's Games with Gold, as The Raven Remastered and Stacking will be available until December 31st, while Bleed 2 will be available until January 15th. What do you think of January's Games with Gold? Let us know in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.
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