Celeste and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Now Free with Games with Gold

By Rebecca Smith,
Happy new year! Now that January has begun, it means that two new games are available for Xbox LIVE Gold members to download for free through January's Games with Gold.

Games With Gold January 2019


On the Xbox One, Celeste is available to download for free until February 1st.

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Celeste Portrait

Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of multiplayer classic TowerFall.

  • A narrative-driven, single-player adventure like mom used to make, with a charming cast of characters and a touching story of self-discovery
  • A massive mountain teeming with 700+ screens of hardcore platforming challenges and devious secrets
  • Brutal B-side chapters to unlock, built for only the bravest mountaineers
  • IGF “Excellence in Audio” finalist, with over 2 hours of original music led by dazzling live piano and catchy synth beats
  • Pie
The controls are simple and accessible - simply jump, air-dash, and climb - but with layers of expressive depth to master, where every death is a lesson. Lightning-fast respawns keep you climbing as you uncover the mysteries of the mountain and brave its many perils.

This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

On both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One via backwards compatibility, Gold members can download the XBLA title Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light from now until January 15th.

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Experience the first ever co-op action-adventure game featuring Lara Croft. Team up with a friend or go at it alone as you traverse and solve deadly traps, fight hordes of undead enemies, and collect over 60 artifacts and relics. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light offers fast-paced action and breathtaking visuals shown through an isometric view.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Finally, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) continues to be available to download for free until January 15th.

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Never Alone

Built in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people of the Arctic to present a game experience like no other.

Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer for 1- or 2-players.
  • Switch between characters at any time.
  • Explore 8 sweeping chapters
  • Encounter traditional Alaska Native story characters.
  • Unlock special Insights to share the wisdom, stories and perspective of the Iñupiat people.
Will you be downloading any of the new Games with Gold titles?

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.