Xbox may be known as the home of games like Gears of War and Halo, but the Games With Gold September 2018 lineup is on the opposite end of the spectrum: cute, cuddly, and (mostly) family-friendly.
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 2018 free Games With Gold games
Prison Architect (Xbox One) - Available: September 1 - 30
What if SimCity, but everyone's a convict? Prison Architect is pretty much what you'd expect from looking at the name: you are the new warden of a prison, and it's your job to run the penitentiary smoothly, dealing with riots, maintenance, and more calamities as they come.
Livelock (Xbox One) - Available: September 16 - October 15
A top-down co-op shooter, Livelock lets you join with up to two of your friends to take on an army of mechanical monstrosities. It's hectic, blaster-filled fun as you dart around the battlefield in one of three chassis types, each with their own abilities and skillsets.
Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars (Xbox One / Xbox 360) - Available: September 1 - 15
Based partly on the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon, this Lego game features everything you've come to expect from both Star Wars and Lego universes. Which is to say it's stuffed with kid-friendly gameplay, tons of collectibles,and more bricks than you can shake a wampa at.
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (Xbox One / Xbox 360) - Available: September 16 - 30
If you missed out on the classic, sidescrolling RPG series Wonder Boy, this is your chance to relive a bygone era. Visit exotic lands and slay monsters (though you may not want to, since this game series is heart-achingly cute) on your hero's quest.
August 2018 free Games With Gold games
- Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One)
- For Honor (Xbox One)
- Dead Space 3 (Xbox One / Xbox 360)
- Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Xbox One / Xbox 360)