Microsoft announced the September free games for Games With Gold.  Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and The Deer God will be free for the Xbox One. Crysis 3 and Battlestations: Pacific will be free for the Xbox 360.

The Deer God will be available from September 1 to September 30, while Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be available from September 15 to October 15. The Xbox 360 games will only be available for half a month each. Battlestations: Pacific will be free from September 1 to September 15; Crysis 3 will be free from September 15 to September 30.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a compilation of the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and all its downloadable content (DLC). It also comes with high-resolution graphics. “Shipwrecked on a mysterious Japanese island, Lara Croft must learn survival skills, and solve the hidden mysteries of the island—all while dodging its bloodthirsty inhabitants.” Rise of the Tomb Raider, the game’s sequel, will be released in November, so this could be a good chance to catch up on the series.

The Deer God is a pixel-art platformer that “…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.”

Battlestations: Pacific takes place in the Pacific theatre during WWII. The game “…gives players the chance to command fleets on either the American or Japanese sides, making strategic decisions to determine the outcomes, but also taking command of individual units from battleships to submarines to fighter planes and dive bombers, as they see fit.”

Finally, Crysis 3 “…places you inside a super-suit that’s both incredibly powerful and extremely customizable to your play style. Earning experience allows you to upgrade your suit’s stealth and agility abilities, or its armor and strength enhancements—so you can either take the fight directly to your foes’ faces, or choose a more subtle approach.”

At Gamescom earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that future Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles will be playable on Xbox One.

Keezy Young

Keezy Young

Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.