Games with gold – January 2019 freebies

Looks like Santa dropping his gifts early this Christmas with a reveal of the January titles for their Games with Gold programme.
The four Xbox games that will be joining their Games With Gold brethren are actually something special, so if you haven’t already taken the plunge, now is a really good time to jump on board!
Celeste (January 1-31, Xbox One)
In Celeste, you control Madeline, our young heroine who’s tormented by her inner demons as she makes her way up a treacherously tall mountain, in the hopes of reaching its peak. Featuring a number of hidden secrets and a story that teaches you about self-discovery, Celeste also benefits greatly from an old-school presentation and a moving chiptune soundtrack that will keep you humming for days.
WRC 6: FIA World Rally Championship (January 16-February 15, Xbox One)
Not quiet Forza, but still an impressive racing sim, WRC6 pits you against all sorts of conditions, ranging from fog to mud to night racing, as you attempt to conquer 11 Super Special Stages in the fastest time possible.
There’s plenty of online action, both from 2-player racing either for fun, of via mass player league matches.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (January 1-15, Xbox 360/Xbox One Backward Compatible)
Way too many people missed this stonker of a game when it came out a few years ago.. so here’s a chance to redeem yourself with the best platformer that takes the diablo format and throws it around willingly on a character that shouldn’t work.. but does oh so well!
Oh and if you pay the extra change for the dlc that goes with this you’ll be seriously happy!
Far Cry 2 (January 16-31, Xbox 360/Xbox One Backward Compatible)
In Far Cry 2, you’ll be going head-to-head against the Jackal, a ruthless enemy who rules a local portion of Africa with an iron fist. With the help of various weapons and a few unlikely allies, you might just be able to turn the tide against them.. if you survive. Underrated at the time, this game is worth going through especially if you’ve got a quiet January and love an open world adventure.
Also a quick reminder that you have until Dec 31st to grab this month’s top titles…so what you waiting for.. go.. go.. GO!!

Chris Thacker

Author: chris

Freelance writer, Blogger, Youtuber Chris has dabbled around the industry for many years. having been published in two books, and with over 30+ years knowledge of gaming history, there are many obscure facts tucked away in his brain which have yet to be documented.

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