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Xbox Live's free February games: IDARB, Sniper Elite V2, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

The free games offered for February by Xbox Live's Games With Gold promotion will be IDARB (short for It Draws a Red Box) on Xbox One, and Sniper Elite V2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons on Xbox 360.

IDARB (pictured; regularly $14.99) will be available free all month for Xbox One. For Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (usually $14.99) will be available free from Feb. 1 to Feb. 15, and Sniper Elite V2 (normally $29.99) will be available free from Feb. 16 to Feb. 28.

IDARB is a competitive sports title featuring teams of up to four players trying to double-jump, shoot and dash their way to victory. For more, see Polygon's overview video below.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was a critically acclaimed independent game from 2013 by Starbreeze Studios. In it, the player controls two brothers to solve platform puzzles as they complete a quest to save their sick father. For more, see Polygon’s video review below.

Sniper Elite V2 is the predecessor to 2014's Sniper Elite 3. Both are set during World War 2, and task players with singlehandedly foiling Nazi plans in a series of daring solo missions. For more on Sniper Elite, see Polygon's feature on a series that is a cult hit to some, and head-scratchingly boring to others.

Friendly reminder that January's Games With Gold offerings will no longer be available after Sunday. They are D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die on Xbox One, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition on Xbox 360. Gold subscribers need to download them during their availability period, and maintain an Xbox Live Gold subscription, to preserve free access to these games, even if they are later deleted from the console's hard drive.

Xbox Live Gold began offering free games with its $59.99 annual subscription price in July 2013. In 2014, its first full calendar year, it gave away $584.67 worth of free games (at current MSRP).

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