Saints Row the Third Xbox Live Games with Gold

Xbox Games with Gold May Update Includes Saints Row: The Third

Xbox Live Gold Members will be coming to Steelport this May. Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live announced via his blog earlier today the May update for Xbox Live’s monthly Games With Gold service. Dust: An Elysian Tail and Saints Row: The Third will be available to Xbox Live Gold members for free next month.

Dust: An Elysian Tail will be available starting tomorrow, replacing Deadlight, which has been available since April 16. On May 16, Saints Row: The Third will become available for download, replacing Dust.

Saints Row: The Third was released in 2011 by Volition Inc. and published by the now-defunct THQ. It’s a sandbox game with similar gameplay to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series, albeit with a more humorous tone and is the third game in the Saints Row series.

Dust: An Elysian Tail is an action role-playing game that was released in 2012 by independent game designer Dean Dodrill. The game is similar to Dodrill’s favorite games which include Metroid and Golden Axe.

Xbox Live Games with Gold currently rivals Sony’s Playstation Plus service who recently listed the May update which includes PES 2014 and Puppeteer. Games with Gold allow members who download games for free get to keep playing the games after the Gold Membership runs out, unlike Playstation Plus, which locks out users once the membership expires

The Xbox Live Games with Gold service has been available to Xbox Live Gold Members since June of last year and has offered over 20 games including Halo 3Assassin’s Creed 2Fable 3Dead Rising 2, Gears of War, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution.