Xbox intends to make up for the previous lackluster months of its Games With Gold program by offering The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die and MX vs. ATV Alive for free in January.

The Xbox Wire has announced January's Games With Gold offerings, and they are a lot better than what we got this month. You guys might remember that December brought us Worms Battlegrounds for Xbox One and The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief and SSX for Xbox 360. It looks like Phil Spencer has heard all the critics and is stepping up to Sony's generous level of free games given for PS Plus subscribers by finally giving us some noteworthy titles.

Throughout all of January, Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live subscription can download Swery's new, time-travelling detective game, D4: Dreams Don't Die. From Jan. 1-15, Xbox 360 owners can download MX vs. ATV Alive, which is an off-road motorsports game filled with quads and dirt bikes. After MX vs. ATV Alive is removed, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will take its place. This action-RPG is perfect for those new to the franchise and were hoping to get into CD Projekt Red's series before The Wild Hunt starts later next year.