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.”