It seems only yesterday we were queuing up to download August's free games with Microsoft's ever expanding Games With Gold
. As the end of August approaches, Microsoft has announced September's upcoming games
, available free for all Gold members.
On Xbox One, we see The Deer God
and Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
being made available for free. Those of you who stuck it out waiting for the enhanced version of Lara Croft's adventure can finally get playing this great title, in preparation for Lara's new adventure this November. On Xbox 360, both Battlestations: Pacific
and Crysis 3
are on their way to you. Side note: If you're a fan of cover art that features protagonists with bows at the ready, then you are going to love September's free titles.Xbox One
September 1st-30th: The Deer GodThis beautiful, pixel-art-based platformer asks deep questions about reincarnation, karma, life, death, and what it means to survive in a state of nature. You play a hunter who is suddenly switched into the body of a deer – and vice versa. You must learn to survive, and eventually escape from the body of the deer that you now inhabit. Procedurally generated landscapes mean each playthrough is different, but the story will continue to challenge you philosophically every time, as well.
September 16th - October 15th: Tomb Raider - Definitive EditionTomb Raider: Definitive Edition combines almost all of the downloadable content and all updates from 2013’s Tomb Raider, along with high-resolution 1080p graphics, into a single, easy-to-download package. If you haven’t played it yet, this is one of the most exciting, engrossing adventures available. Shipwrecked on a mysterious Japanese island, Lara Croft must learn survival skills, and solve the hidden mysteries of the island – all while dodging its bloodthirsty inhabitants. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is your chance to experience Lara’s origin story, completely free, ahead of the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider in November.
September 1st-15th: Battlestations: PacificPutting players in the midst of World War II’s great Pacific Theater battles, Battlestations: Pacific gives players the chance to command fleets on either the American or Japanese sides, making strategic decisions to determine the outcomes, but also taking command of individual units from battleships to submarines to fighter planes and dive bombers, as they see fit. Influence the course of history as an admiral or as a single sailor in this grand strategy-simulation experience.
September 16th-30th: Crysis 3A first-person shooter at the technological bleeding edge, Crysis 3 places you inside a super-suit that’s both incredibly powerful and extremely customizable to your play style. Earning experience allows you to upgrade your suit’s stealth and agility abilities, or its armor and strength enhancements – so you can either take the fight directly to your foes’ faces, or choose a more subtle approach. Whichever way you go, you’ll find Crysis 3 to be a challenging, fast-paced affair, filled with excellent enemy A.I., mind-blowing graphics, and some pretty awesome weapons and innovative gadgetry.
With a unique new ID@Xbox platformer, two shooters with a mix of adventure, and a historic battle sim, there's something for everyone in September. As a reminder, be sure to grab August's titles before they disappear. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
and Metro: Last Light
will be available until August 31st, and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
will remain free through September 15th!