Check out all the free games for the first month of 2016 in one convenient place

If you haven’t already seen it, we want to make sure all of our readers are aware of our PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection and Xbox Live Games with Gold sections here at Shortcut Gamer.

Our “More from SCG” menu features a page for each of the two subscription services. In addition to the games for the upcoming month, we’ve listed all of the previous games, so you can see what all has been offered on each program since their respective debuts.

For January, we’ve provided links (below) to those pages as well as the lists of games you’ll be getting during the month of January 2016 if you subscribe to Xbox Live and/or PlayStation Plus.

Don’t forget, both Sony and Microsoft offer weekly sales, many of which have deeper discounts for subscribers, so be sure to hit up the PlayStation Blog and Major Nelson’s Xbox Blog for more information on those.

Keep in mind, too, that Xbox 360 Games with Gold are now playable on Xbox One via the backward compatibility functionality.

If you’ve yet to grab the December games, be sure to do so. PlayStation Plus titles update January 5 and Xbox Live titles update starting January 1.

PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

January 2016:

  • Grim Fandango: Remastered (PS4, Vita)
  • Hardware: Rivals (PS4)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3)
  • Nihilumbra (Vita)
  • History Channel’s Legends of War: Patton (Vita)

Xbox Live Games with Gold

January 2016:

  • Killer Instinct: Season One Ultra Edition (Xbox One) (Jan. 1 – 31)
  • Zheros (Xbox One) (Jan. 16 – Feb. 15)
  • Dirt Showdown (X360, playable on Xbox One) (Jan. 1 – 15)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (X360, playable on Xbox One) (Jan. 16 – 31)

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