Here are the free Xbox games hitting Games with Gold in April

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jacob combat

Assassins, puzzles, cars and aliens — April’s free Xbox Games with Gold titles make for quite an interesting bunch.

Next month, members of the premium Xbox Live Gold service will be able to download the following titles at no additional cost:

The Witness

Jonathan Blow’s 2016 follow-up to indie darling Braid is a challenging 3D puzzler that takes place on a mysterious open-world island.

The Witness regularly costs $39.99 CAD and can be downloaded for free between April 1st and 30th.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

In Assassin’s Creed: SyndicateCanadian developer Ubisoft Quebec takes players to Victorian-era England and follows twin assassins Jacob and Evie as they fight to take back their country from criminal gangs and the villainous Templars.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate regularly costs $49.99 and will be available for download for free between April 16th and May 15th.

There are two Xbox 360 games to download as well, and both of which are also playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility:

Cars 2: The Video Game

Race as characters like Lightning McQueen and Mater in this game tie-in to Disney/Pixar’s 2011 animated film.

Cars 2: The Video Game regularly costs $19.99 and can be downloaded for free between April 1st and April 15th.

Dead Space 2

The second game in the now-defunct Visceral Games’ sci-fi horror series sees protagonist Isaac Clarke fighting against a new Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl space station.

Dead Space 2 regularly costs $25.99 and will be available for free download between April 16th and April 30th.

March’s free Games with Gold can be viewed here.

Xbox fans can also take advantage of the ongoing Spring Sale that discounts hundreds of titles by up to 75 percent.

PlayStation gamers, meanwhile, can check out the recently announced free PlayStation Plus games for April.

Source: Major Nelson