The next batch of Xbox Games with Gold have been revealed for the month of January 2019. The titles, or at least one in particular, are some of the best offered by the service. Xbox owners can look forward to the likes of The Game Awards' indie game of the year winner Celeste, WRC 6, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, and Far Cry 2 all being made available through Xbox Gold for free. The collection of titles also handily tops Xbox's Games With Gold in December 2018 if that's any consolation for consumers.
All of the games can be played on Xbox One thanks to the console's backward compatibility feature, although Xbox 360 owners are still able to lay claim to a pair of the games listed above. However, the highlight is Celeste which has received nothing but high praise from critics since its release back in January 15, 2018. Still, there's something for everyone in the free games being offered in this month.
Xbox owners hoping for a closer look at all four of the games available for free through Xbox Games With Gold for the month of January 2019 can check them out below.
XBOX FREE GAME WITH GOLD FOR January 2019: CELESTE
Not only did Celeste win Indie Game of the Year, but the title was also nominated for The Game Awards' Game of the Year in 2018. That's some serious kudos to any title, let alone an indie game, and Xbox One owners will soon bee able to download it for free. The game will hit Games With Gold on January 1, 2019 and will be available until January 31, 2019. This is one that can't be missed.
XBOX FREE GAME WITH GOLD FOR January 2019: WRC 6
WRC 6 (also known as World Rally Championship 6) is a racing game through and through, with obstructions like fog, mud, punctures, and night racing making for the focus of this experience. Traditionally equipped with a retail value of $49.99, this should make for a worthwhile distraction for anyone keen on checking out a different kind of race title on Xbox One.
XBOX FREE GAME WITH GOLD FOR January 2019: LARA CROFT: GUARDIAN OF LIGHT
Available to Xbox 360 owners (and Xbox One owners thanks to the aforementioned backward compatibility of the console), Lara Croft: Guardian of Light is a top-down shooter/puzzle game that implements some of the best parts of the core Tomb Raider franchise into a bite-sized romp. The title also allows for co-op multiplayer, enabling a friend to join in on the action, solve some puzzles, and help gather the 60 collectibles found within.
XBOX FREE GAME WITH GOLD FOR January 2019: FAR CRY 2
The second iteration of the now blockbuster Far Cry franchise is a pillar of the series that can't be missed by fans. The setting for this entry is war-torn Africa, as players explore the savanna in an attempt to locate and eliminate the mysterious (and equally villainous) Jackal. Whether going stealth or implementing a Rambo-like approach to the action, fun is sure to be had. At the very least, it's a nice stopgap while players wait on Far Cry: New Dawn's arrival on February 15, 2019.
The total value of January 2019's Xbox Games With Gold offering is $104.96, which is great value for Gold owners. Next month will feature an entirely different batch of titles ripe for the downloading as well, so stay tuned to Screen Rant for more information for future updates on the offerings for Games With Gold.
Source: Xbox Wire