September 2017 is a good month for Xbox Live Games With Gold, especially with Xbox One X on the way. And I mean "good" in the way where you pronounce it as "goooooooooood". Really draw out that "oo" sound. The graphical showcases of Forza 5 and Battlefield 3 should keep your eyes plenty entertained, while the action of Hydro Thunder Hurricane will get your heart pumping, and the spook-tacular Oxenfree can prepare you for Halloween.
Remember: any games you choose to download during their availability period will remain accessible so long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold membership. And don't forget too that any Xbox 360 games made available through Games With Gold are also backwards compatible with Xbox One.
September 2017 free Games With Gold games
Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox One) - Available: September 1 - 30
Forza has risen to become one of, if not the, premiere racing sim for consoles. And back in yonder year of 2013, nothing looked better than this Xbox One launch title. Whether it's a compact Mom Mobile or a super sleek supercar, Forza 5 lets you race through some gorgeous environments.
Oxenfree (Xbox One) - Available: September 16 - October 15
If you're a fan of the supernatural coming-of-age tales seen in shows like Stranger Things and Stephen King's It, you owe it to yourself to check out Oxenfree. A narrative-heavy adventure, this paranormal drama will stick with you.
Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Xbox 360) - Available: September 1 - 15
You can almost hear the announcer now: HYDROOOOO THUNDER!!! Remember the thrill of playing this arcade game about boat racing through ludicrous environments with its rumbling chair and loud speakers? Well, you won't get quite that experience, but I'm sure if you turn the volume up loud enough, it'll be close enough.
Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360) - Available: September 16 - 30
Battlefield 3 may be getting up there in age, but it still looks fantastic, it's still got some of the most solid-feeling shooting in the FPS genre, and it still lets you blow stuff up real good. And in the end, aren't those the things that matter most in life?
August 2017 free Games With Gold games
- Slime Rancher (Xbox One)
- Trials Fusion (Xbox One)
- Bayonetta (Xbox 360)
- Red Faction: Armageddon (Xbox 360)
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