games with gold aprilAnother month has gone by already, and that means another lineup of free games for both the PlayStation network and Xbox Live. For those that didn't know, both Microsoft and Sony have been running a monthly loyalty program that offers players free games to download each month in return for paying a monthly subscription to their services.

So far it's been a pretty successful venture, but a lot of gamers have criticized Microsoft for not offering a decent rotation of games. The team behind the Xbox Live games with Gold program have recently revealed that they plan to improve the program over the coming months, and it looks like April is looking to be the first month to showcase these new improvements.

Until April 16th, if you are a paying Xbox Live Gold member you will be able to download and play Hitman Absolution for free. Once downloaded, the title will stay in your game library, even after your Gold membership is cancelled.

Hitman Absolution is a great game, and if you haven't had the chance to play it yet I'd definitely suggest checking it out this month.

After April 16th, Hitman Absolution will be replaced with Deadlight, a side scrolling horror arcade game, which despite looking fairly cheap on the graphics, is a great way to pass the time.

Hopefully the Xbox Live games with Gold program will continue to improve, as so far Sony's offering has been far superior to Microsoft's.