September 2018’s Xbox Games With Gold titles have been announced, so boot up that Xbox One (or your trusty old Xbox 360) and get ready to download.

First up on Xbox One, it’s Introversion Software’s management sim Prison Architect. Players can design, build and run their very own prison complex, with building and management decisions impacting the lives of the inmates in positive or negative ways. There’s a surprisingly robust campaign mode to enjoy in this one, too. You can get your hands on Prison Architect between September 1st and September 30th. Although Prison Architect is also available on Xbox 360, this is specifically the Xbox One version, so it’s not playable on both platforms. Check out our review of this oddly engaging sim here.

Twin-stick shooter Livelock is the second Xbox One title available to Games With Gold subscribers this month. Livelock is a three-player co-op shooter in which players can choose between one of three classes (Hex, Vanguard, and Catalyst) to “break the cycle of infinite war between machines”. There’s a range of weaponry available to use as well as class-specific abilities which will turn the tide of battle. Livelock unlocks for Games With Gold users on September 16th and can be had until October 15th.

If you’re an Xbox 360 diehard or you just fancy a bit of retro action, there’s plenty for you this month too. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars brings the Lego series’ trademark smash-and-collect gameplay to the universe of the animated Clone Wars series. The official Xbox website promises “expanded abilities, weapons, and characters” in this one, but if you’ve played a Lego game before then you know what to expect. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is available from September 1st to September 15th on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Rounding out September’s Games With Gold on Xbox is Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World. This collection packs 3 Wonder Boy titles into a single game, including Monster World IV, which was never released outside of Japan prior to its inclusion here. Three classic Sega action RPGs await those with the pluck to explore Wonder Boy’s world and defeat the monsters lurking within. You can get Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World from September 16th to September 30th on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

As always, both Xbox 360 games are backward compatible with Xbox One, meaning that you can play them on the newer system if you so desire.

Whew! Quite the line-up this month, right? Remember, if you’re an Xbox Games With Gold subscriber, you can keep these games even after your subscription ends, so pick ’em up quick-like. If you’re not, you can pick up a subscription over on Amazon if you’re interested. Once they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t miss that last date!

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Which of the Games With Gold are you most looking forward to in September? Let us know in the comments below!


Joe Allen

Staff Writer

Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.