May Games with Gold for Xbox 360 – Dust: An Elysian Tail and Saints Row: The Third

The month of May is upon us, which means it’s time to unveil a new pair of awesome games, available for free on Xbox 360 for a limited time*, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.

“Dust: An Elysian Tail” comes from independent developer Humble Hearts, and it is a beautiful, breathtakingly animated love letter to 2D sidescrolling action-adventure games. In the land of Falana, the titular protagonist discovers a mysterious sword that alters his life and sets him on the road to becoming a hero. If fast-paced action, exploration, and seriously good-looking environments are your thing, you’ll want to pick up “Dust: An Elysian Tail” when it makes its Games with Gold debut on May 1.

And of course, if you’re in for something a little bit grittier, Volition’s critically acclaimed “Saints Row: The Third” might be just the kind of raw, hilarious, and over-the-top open-world adventure you need, when it blows into town (or at least, Games with Gold) on May 16. As the leader of the Third Street Saints, it’s up to you to lead your gang to victory in the crime-ridden city of Steelport, get rich, trick yourself out with all kinds of ridiculous weapons and gear, and cause all the collateral damage (and probably more).

Either way, you’re in for a good time. Check out the full details on our Games with Gold program for Xbox 360, and make sure you get in on the action while you can!

*Titles are available as free downloads for a limited time, for qualifying paid Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. See Major Nelson’s blog for additional details.