The Xbox Games With Gold lineup for September has been announced, and while sometimes these monthly selections of free games has a theme tying each game together, that's certainly not the case this time. Instead, we've got a mix of sidescrolling action, classic-style JRPG gameplay, racing, and first-person parkour.
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 via Xbox One.
September 2016 free GwG games
Earthlock: Festival of Magic (Xbox One) - Available: September 1 - 30
A turn-based RPG from the Scandinavian team at Snowcastle Games, Earthlock brings together plucky heroes from various races and species as they embark on a quest to save their beautiful - but dying - world.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (Xbox One) - Available: September 16 - October 15
The world of Assassin's Creed loses a plane of movement but gains a beautiful setting in this sidescroller spin-off. Despite the obvious aesthetic differences, you'll still be doing the usual assassin routine; climbing buildings, leaping across rooftops, and silently stabbing guards. Good times.
Forza Horizon (Xbox 360) - Available: September 1 - 15
Tired of burning rubber on the constructed loops and asphalt that the mainline Forza series deals in? Then you want to take a trip to the Horizon festival in Colorado, where you can take in the scenery and relax - or chase down the next big race and prove yourself the best.
Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360) - Available: September 16 - 30
The new Mirror's Edge: Catalyst put an open-world reboot spin on Faith's parkour adventures, but this is where it started. Try not to get dizzy or vertigo as you leap over streets, scramble up walls, and slide down buildings, all in first-person.
August 2016 free GwG games
- Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Xbox One)
- WWE 2K16 (Xbox One)
- Spelunky (Xbox 360)
- Beyond Good & Evil HD (Xbox 360)
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