Depending on who you ask, Microsoft’s free Games with Gold titles have been a bit of a stop-start affair.
We don’t want to complain about free things (as we love free stuff), but sometimes it is a bit disappointing if the free game is a rather obscure title.
This month is no different it seems, as the first game to be made available to Xbox One Live users for September is Earthlock: Festival of Magic.
Made by Snowcastle Games, Earthlock is a “westernised turn-based RPG with Scandinavian origins, where you start out with a simple quest, but develops into a deeper journey.”
That game will be made available for the entire month, but from the 16th September players can look forward to Assassin’s Creed Chronicles.
The 2.5D title is an extension of the hugely popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, where you have the task of exacting Shao Jun’s vengeance on the Chinese Emperor in 16th century China.
What is a 2.5D game? Well, in this one you can change between the fore, mid and background environmental layers.
‘China’ is the first instalment of the ‘Chronicles’ range; ‘India’ and ‘Russia’ has also been released.
For those players who are still on Xbox 360 consoles, Forza Horizon will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through September 15th, after which Mirror’s Edge will be available until 30th September.
It is also worth pointing out that the Xbox 360 games are also available for free through the Backwards Compatibility program.