Free games are always a good thing, so it's exciting that both PlayStation and Xbox offer worthwhile titles free every month. It's a nice gesture of appreciation and it means you can actually build a pretty great library over the course of a year at no cost.
Xbox Wire announced the three games coming to Games with Gold in February and there are some good ones here. The highlight is no doubt Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game will be available to download on 360 from the 1st-15th. It's a special game and you need to play it if you have a 360. For free too? What do you have to lose?
Sniper Elite V2 will see out the second half of the month on 360.
If you are an Xbox One owner, you can pick up #IDARB. It's a new title that I haven't gotten around to yet, but I've heard from the people who've played it and lots of them like it very much. Xbox describe it as:
Part platformer, part hockey, part fighting game, and part party game.
That didn't really paint a picture did it? But hey, it is free. There is no risk in you picking it up.