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Xbox Games With Gold brings you Borderlands 2, Evolve in March

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March will be a 2K Games-heavy month for the Xbox Games With Gold lineup, with both Borderlands 2 and Evolve on the list, Microsoft announced today.

Gearbox Software’s open-world shooter will be available free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers from March 1-15 on Xbox 360 (and Xbox One, via backward compatibility). The backward-compatible Xbox 360 game for the second half of the month is 2008’s Heavy Weapon, a retro arcade shooter from PopCap Games.

The Xbox One titles coming in March are both terrifying in their own ways. All month long, Gold members will be able to download a free copy of Layers of Fear, the horror game from Bloober Team. The Ultimate Edition of Evolve, the asymmetric multiplayer shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, will be free from March 16 through April 15. It’s worth noting that Evolve’s servers are still online — for now — even though Turtle Rock is no longer working on the game.

In the meantime, you can still pick up three of the four Games With Gold titles from FebruaryLovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Project CARS and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.