Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is among September's free Xbox Games with Gold lineup

Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers with a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription can download a total of four free games during the month of September as part of Microsoft's Games for Gold program. As previously announced, all of the free Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles from now on will also be available for Xbox One owners to play via the console's upcoming backward compatibility feature.

For the entire month of September, Xbox One owners can get the game The Deer God for free from indie developer Cresent Moon Games. Here's what that game is about:

"This beautiful, pixel-art-based platformer asks deep questions about reincarnation, karma, life, death, and what it means to survive in a state of nature. You play a hunter who is suddenly switched into the body of a deer – and vice versa. You must learn to survive, and eventually escape from the body of the deer that you now inhabit. Procedurally generated landscapes mean each playthrough is different, but the story will continue to challenge you philosophically every time, as well."

From September 16 to October 15, Xbox One owners can also grab Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, the graphically remastered version of Square Enix's reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Of course, the sequel to that game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be out first for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners on November 10.

The first Xbox 360 Games with Gold title in September will be Battlestations: Pacific, again from Square Enix, from September 1-15. It's a World War II naval action and strategy game that was first released in 2009. From September 16-31, Xbox 360 owners can get Crysis 3 for free. The sci-fi first-person shooter comes from developer Crytek and publisher Electronic Arts that first came out in 2013. Again both games can be claimed by Xbox One owners for free as well, and they will be playable when the backwards compatibility feature goes live for all of those console owners later this fall.

Source: Xbox Wire

John Callaham