Difference Between Xbox Live Silver and Gold

xbox live gold vs silver differences

I've seen this question come up a few times, so I thought I'd address it here.

The xbox.com page on the subject makes the answer as clear as mud.

The main difference is you get online multiplayer with Gold. With silver, you can download content, demos, trailers, arcade games, etc. You also get achievements and all basic Live functionality.

Punch it up to the Gold level of service, and you get to game with others around the globe, online on Live. So, for example, without Gold, your Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter experience is going to be limited to single player. On Xbox Live Gold, you get to play with your buds in multiplayer games on Live.

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Comments (64)


  1. Cody says:

    Why would someone get on a x-box website just to say how crappy gold is. In my opinion it is worth the extra money. Microsoft for life.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can you play non multiplayer games online with silver

  3. kevin says:

    Dude iT sucks because on ps3 u can play for free i swear

  4. Cody says:

    I really don’t want to get XBL anymore because I have Halo 2 for PC and I HAVE to log into Live services JUST to play solo… Down with XBL, WC24 and PSN are better AND free.

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