Xbox Live has Sleeping Dogs for free download now followed by Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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It is great news for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. They are in for a special treat as the New Year starts as starting January 1, 2014, Sleeping Dogs has been available to be downloaded for free to all the Xbox Live Gold Members.

It was announced by Microsoft’s Major Nelson on Monday that the open-world crime game that has been based inside Hong Kong will be offered as the free game download as part of the Games with Gold program being offered by Microsoft.

Moreover, Sleeping Dogs is not the only game that will be available for free download. The Gold members will also be able to receive Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for free during the second half of January.

Sleeping Dogs will be available for free download from January 1 through January 15. After this, on January 16, all games with an active Xbox Live subscription will be able to download the Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for the remaining part of the month.

The Games with Gold program started by Microsoft is a reply to Sony’s PlayStation Plus program which provides gamers with free downloads on PlayStation 3, PlayStation4 and PS Vita platforms each month.

This Games with Gold service for Xbox Live was originally announced as a temporary program that will offer Gold Members two free games to download towards the end of 2013 but it has been confirmed by Microsoft that this program will now continue indefinitely.