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Free Xbox One Games With Gold Out Now [Last Chance]
Two more games are up for grabs for Xbox Live Gold members.
Update: January is almost over, which means it's your final chance to grab this month's free Games with Gold. Microsoft is rolling out a new batch of free titles for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on February 1, so you have until then to download Celeste and Far Cry 2 before they return to their regular price. The original story follows.
We're nearing the end of January, which means the second portion of this month's free Games with Gold are now available. Through the end of the month, Xbox Live Gold members can grab two more titles at no charge on Xbox One and Xbox 360, and they'll be yours to keep so long as you have an active subscription.
On the Xbox One side, the off-road racer WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship is free download from now until February 15. Xbox 360's free game, meanwhile, is Far Cry 2, which is still regarded as one of the best entries in the open-world shooter series. It's up for grabs until January 31, and thanks to backwards compatibility, it's also playable on Xbox One.
On top of those two titles, Gold subscribers still have a little more time to download the poignant 2D platformer Celeste, which is free throughout the entire month of January. Regarded as one of 2018's best games thanks to its challenging gameplay and touching story, Celeste follows a young woman's struggle to reach the top of a mountain. Developer Matt Makes Games also has a free DLC expansion on the horizon for it, making this a good opportunity to experience the game if you haven't yet.
Two other freebies, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Never Alone, were also available for Gold members in January, although both have now returned to their full price. You can find the full list of this month's free Games with Gold below.
In addition to the new freebies, a new sale is now underway in the Microsoft Store, offering deals on a variety of Xbox One and 360 games for Gold and non-Gold members alike. The sale runs through January 21 and includes nearly the entire Far Cry series, as well as Halo 5: Guardians, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and SteamWorld Dig 2.
Games With Gold January 2019
- Celeste (Jan. 1-31)
- WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship (Jan. 16-Feb. 15)
- Never Alone (Dec. 16 - Jan. 15)