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Xbox gamers have some new freebies to check out today as Microsoft is allowing Xbox 360 games with Xbox Live Gold to download the 2010 first person shooter Halo: Reach for free. Also, Xbox One owners can now download and play the demo of the upcoming open world racing game Forza Horizon 2.

The Halo: Reach offer is part of this month's Games for Gold promotion, which allows Xbox 360 owners to download the final Halo game from developer Bungie for the price of absolutely nothing until September 30. Bungie has recently launched their next game franchise, Destiny.

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As far as the Xbox One, gamers can now download the demo for Forza Horizon 2 two weeks before the full game is released on September 30. The full version will have over 200 cars to access and drive in the game's version of southern Europe.

Will you be checking out these free games and demos today? Remember, you can use your Xbox One Smartglass app to add Forza Horizon 2 to your queue, so it is ready for you when you get home!

Source: Major Nelson on Twitter, Forza Motorsport on Twitter