What you need to know
- Xbox Live Gold subscribers gain access to four free games every month, from every Xbox generation.
- The Games with Gold for the month of September have just been revealed, and there are some interesting games.
- The headliner is definitely Tom Clancy's the Division, which is an older but still appealing looter shooter from Ubisoft.
- There's also de Blob 2, the Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and Armed and Dangerous.
Subscribers to Xbox Live Gold are gifted four free games from Microsoft every single month, with titles ranging from little-heard of indie games to older "AAA" games. The free games can also come from every generation of Xbox, and even include original Xbox games, and is a great way for players to slowly build up their library of Xbox Games. The Xbox Games with Gold for September have been revealed by Xbox, and it's a decent list of games.
The headliner this month is definitely Tom Clancy's the Division, which is an older shooter looter from Ubisoft that built up a substantial following of loyal players, and was succeeded by the Division 2. The Division will be available the entire month of September for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
The other games are de Blob 2, which will be available from September 1 to September 15, Armed and Dangerous, which will be available from September 16 to September 30, and the Book of Unwritten Tales 2, which will be available from September 16 to October 15.
The best Xbox value is definitely Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which bundles Xbox Live Gold (including its monthly free games) and Xbox Game Pass for both console and PC, which features over 100 games in a subscription-style package, starting as low as $1 a month.
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Is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate the best value in all of gaming? It's possible. Ultimate bundles your Xbox Live Gold subscription with an Xbox Game Pass subscription for both Xbox consoles and Windows PC's. That means access to hundreds of games, with more added all the time, for a single monthly subscription cost.
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