Here are all the PS Plus and Xbox Live ‘Gold Games with Gold’ titles for 2016

Was it worth it?

With the year coming to a close and the last month of PlayStation Plus and Games with Gold having been announced, a question has been posed: Are you getting your money's worth? This year, we have seen plenty of games released as a bonus for subscribing to either Xbox or PlayStation's online service, though one service offered quite a bit more games. 

If you subscribe to PlayStation Plus and own a PS4, PS3, and Vita, you were gifted with 72 games this year. While the games are only available while subscribed to the service, it's still quite a few games. However, if you don't own a Vita and no longer own a PS3, the $59 a month service's freebies are somewhat reduced in number (33 games of 79).

It should be noted that all PS Plus games are essentially borrowed games. Once you are no longer subscribed to the service, you lose access to the games.

On the flip side, the online subscription service for Xbox, Xbox LIVE Gold, has only offered 49 games. Most (if not all) of those games, split between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, are offered as backward compatible for the Xbox One – making nearly every single game available on the newest console.

All Xbox 360 games are yours for life once downloaded – regardless of whether you are subscribed to Xbox LIVE Gold.

NeoGaf member Alr1ght worked up a list of all the games (in alphabetical order) that were released as bonuses to the online service — was it worth it?

PlayStation Plus ($49.99, $59.99 starting in October)

  1. A Virus Named TOM (Vita)
  2. Actual Sunlight (Vita)
  3. Amnesia: Memories (Vita)
  4. Badland: Game of the Year Edition (PS3) (PS4) (Vita)
  5. Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (PS3)
  6. Broforce (PS4)
  7. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (PS3)
  8. Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth (Vita)
  9. Color Guardians (PS4) (Vita)
  10. Costume Quest 2 (PS3)
  11. Datura (PS3)
  12. Dead Star (PS4)
  13. Dirt 3 (PS3)
  14. Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)
  15. Echochrome (PS3)
  16. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)
  17. Fat Princess (PS3)
  18. Flame Over (Vita)
  19. From Dust (PS3)
  20. Furi (PS4)
  21. Galak-Z: The Dimensional (PS4)
  22. God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) (Vita)
  23. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP) (Vita)
  24. Gone Home: Console Edition (PS4)
  25. Grid Autosport (PS3)
  26. Grim Fandango Remastered (PS4) (Vita)
  27. Hardware: Rivals (PS4)
  28. Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back Edition (PS3) (PS4) (Vita)
  29. History Legends of War: Patton (Vita)
  30. Hyper Void (PS3)
  31. I Am Alive (PS3)
  32. Invisible, Inc. (PS4)
  33. Journey (PS3) (PS4)
  34. Lemmings Touch (Vita)
  35. Letter Quest Remastered (PS4) (Vita)
  36. Little Deviants (Vita)
  37. LocoRoco Cocoreccho! (PS3)
  38. Lords of the Fallen (PS4)
  39. Mad Riders (PS3)
  40. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
  41. NBA 2K16 (PS4)
  42. Nihilumbra (Vita)
  43. Nova-111 (PS3) (PS4) (Vita)
  44. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (Vita)
  45. Patapon 3 (PSP) (Vita)
  46. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
  47. PixelJunk: Nom Nom Galaxy (PS4)
  48. Prince of Persia: Revelations (PSP) (Vita)
  49. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3)
  50. Pumped BMX+ (PS3) (PS4) (Vita)
  51. Reality Fighters (Vita)
  52. Rebel Galaxy (PS4)
  53. Resident Evil (PS4)
  54. Retro/Grade (PS3)
  55. Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PS4)
  56. Savage Moon (PS3)
  57. Shutshimi (PS4) (Vita)
  58. Siren: Blood Curse (PS3)
  59. Stories: Path of Destinies (PS4)
  60. Super Stardust HD (PS3)
  61. Switch Galaxy Ultra (PS4) (Vita)
  62. Table Top Racing: World Tour (PS4)
  63. The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4)
  64. The Last Guy (PS3)
  65. Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (PS4) (Vita)
  66. Transformers: Devastation (PS4)
  67. Tricky Towers (PS4)
  68. Tropico 5 (PS4)
  69. Ultratron (PS3) (PS4) (Vita)
  70. VVVVVV (Vita)
  71. Yakuza 5 (PS3)
  72. Zombi (PS4)

XBOX Games With Gold ($59.99)

  1. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (XBOX ONE)
  2. Beyond Good & Evil HD (XBOX 360)
  3. Borderlands (XBOX 360)
  4. Burnout Paradise (XBOX 360)
  5. Costume Quest 2 (XBOX ONE)
  6. Dead Space (XBOX 360)
  7. Defense Grid 2 (XBOX ONE)
  8. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (XBOX 360)
  9. DiRT Showdown (XBOX 360)
  10. Earthlock: Festival of Magic (XBOX ONE)
  11. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (XBOX 360)
  12. Forza Horizon (XBOX 360)
  13. Gears of War 2 (XBOX 360)
  14. Goat Simulator (XBOX ONE)
  15. Grid 2 (XBOX 360)
  16. Hand of Fate (XBOX ONE)
  17. I Am Alive (XBOX 360)
  18. Killer Instinct Season 1 Ultra Edition (XBOX ONE)
  19. Lords of the Fallen (XBOX ONE)
  20. Mirror's Edge (XBOX 360)
  21. Murdered: Soul Suspect (XBOX ONE)
  22. MX vs. ATV Reflex (XBOX 360)
  23. Outland (XBOX 360)
  24. Outlast (XBOX ONE)
  25. Peggle (XBOX 360)
  26. Sacred Citadel (XBOX 360)
  27. Saints Row IV (XBOX 360)
  28. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (XBOX ONE)
  29. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (XBOX ONE)
  30. Spelunky (XBOX 360)
  31. Styx: Master of Shadows (XBOX ONE)
  32. Sunset Overdrive (XBOX ONE)
  33. Super Dungeon Bros. (XBOX ONE)
  34. Super Meat Boy (XBOX 360)
  35. Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings (XBOX ONE)
  36. Supreme Commander 2 (XBOX 360)
  37. The Banner Saga 2 (XBOX ONE)
  38. The Crew (XBOX ONE)
  39. The Escapists (XBOX ONE)
  40. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (XBOX 360)
  41. The Wolf Among Us (XBOX ONE)
  42. Thief (XBOX ONE)
  43. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (XBOX 360)
  44. Tron: Evolution (XBOX 360)
  45. Tumblestone (XBOX ONE)
  46. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (XBOX ONE)
  47. WWE 2K16 (XBOX ONE)
  48. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (XBOX 360)
  49. Zheros (XBOX ONE)