Magic 2013 and Rainbow Six Vegas going free on Xbox Live

Microsoft has revealed Magic 2013 and Rainbow Six Vegas as September’s entries in the Games with Gold program. Announced at E3 in June, the program provides every Xbox Live Gold member access to two free Xbox 360 game downloads per month until December 31.

From yesterday until September 15, Magic 2013 (normally $9.99) is free for Gold members to download. From September 16 until the end of the month, Vegas (usually $19.99) will be available as a free download. Games with Gold kicked off in June with Fable 3, which was followed by Defense Grid: The Awakening and Assassin's Creed 2 in July. Last month’s free games were Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 and DR2 prologue Case Zero.

In our Rainbow Six Vegas review, we said: “Graphics, gameplay, atmosphere, all-important multiplayer... Rainbow Six Vegas gets pretty much everything right. It even shines on the little details, like wind whistling through a freshly shattered window or jackpot coins spilling out onto a freshly bagged terrorist. But the game's greatest feat is adding strategy to the first person shooter and getting the player - whether working alone or with others - to occasionally stop, forget about the gun and just think. You'll be amazed at how well it works and at how good it feels.”


  • Shinn - September 3, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    Magic 2014 would have been a better deal, I bet a lot of people who didn't already play these would rather spend time on the newest version.
  • ZuzuPachulia - September 2, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    What's even more stupid is that I can't even download it without adding a credit card since they changed over microsoft points. What the hell.
  • ObliqueZombie - September 2, 2013 12:44 p.m.

    ... Wow, Magic 2013. Classy.
  • Eightboll812 - September 2, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    Why is it that GR has a regular column dedicated to these "deals" and no comparable column for the regular deals on PSN? Is it because it's so shocking that MS gives anything free (even ancient games), that it's news worthy, or are you getting paid to advertise for XBL Gold in the form of articles?
  • Cyberninja - September 2, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    What are you talking about they also the month's playstation plus deals see: They don't have every regular sale for either PSN or XBL
  • avantguardian - September 2, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    lol. it's like he just NEEDS to hate on MS. like if he doesn't, every half hour or so, he might explode or something. it's quite irksome.
  • Eightboll812 - September 2, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    That would be the rare exception, while they've been writing articles covering every months "deal" for XBL since XBL started offering free games back in June. There was no article when BF3, or XCOM, or some others were offered free with Plus a month ago, for example. Don't believe me? then try using the tags associated with the article you cited: You are right that they are trying to do a little better LATELY, but that is only lately. I am right that it wasn't until MS started doing monthly deals that this turned into a regular column for either platform. You go back to Sept 2012, for anything beyond a couple articles late summer.
  • DragonLord23 - September 2, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    This month is weak Microsoft. Give us better games.
  • awesomesauce - September 2, 2013 7:06 a.m.

    Could they not find an older game than R6V or last year's magic? Does the online play even still work for those games?
  • Supergamer73 - September 2, 2013 10:58 p.m.

    R6V still has a few people playing it, and I suspect many more in the near future. As for magic: don't care.

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