September's free Xbox Games with Gold feature Lego Star Wars III and Prison Architect

Today, Microsoft announced September's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on September 1, 2018, Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition and Lego Star Wars III will be free with the subscription. Then, on September 16, Xbox Live Gold members can download Livelock and Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World at no cost. Lego Star Wars III and Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World are backward compatible so you can also play them on your Xbox One or Xbox One X with better performance.

Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition

Prison Architect is a prison-building game where you have to make sure inmates have decent lodgings and don't escape. Hazards like fires and riots can leave your prison decimated so you have to plan for everything. The title launched in Xbox Game Preview many months ago and became quite an expansive experience by the time it left.

Lego Star Wars III

Lego Star Wars III continues the tradition of Star Wars films recreated in the Lego universe. Instead of simply blasting away enemies, you also have to build structures and solve puzzles.


Livelock is a top-down shooter which places you in control of a Transformer-like machine. You have to explore the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Earth and shoot everything that moves. The ultimate goal appears to be restoring humanity, but the real fun lies in using devastating weapons and abilities.

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World

The Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World, often referred to as the Monster World Collection, contains three Wonder Boy games for Xbox 360. Wonder Boy is a shape-shifting child who goes on a quest to save the world and find a cure for his transformations.

Be sure to download all four of these games next month because many of them are great experiences. Out of all of these, we would recommend playing Prison Architect because it's an incredible title.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.