Xbox just announced their free September Games with Gold. First up will be last year's version of the card game Magic 2013. Then for the second half of the month, Xbox Live Gold members will receive Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas.
If you have been living under a rock recently, each month Xbox Live Gold members will be receiving 2 free games. One slated for the first of the month until the 15th, then the second game will start on the 16th until the end of the month. If you haven't already downloaded Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising: Patient Zero, you have until midnight tonight (8/30/13) to get it.
Magic 2013: Duels of the Planeswalkers is an interactive card game that pits deck versus deck in your quest to defeat the opponents. This was an update to the initial release (Magic 2012) which was a much-needed update. This game features the ability to play with friends or the AI, take on new encounters and opponents, and face up to three other players in the Planechase multiplayer format. Featuring ten customizable decks, Magic 2013 offers new game items to unlock and introduces the option to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.
This is a good intro game to people who have never played magic. It's easy to follow with the tips that it shows as well as gets the rhythm of the game for you. There was a major update (Magic 2014) that we reviewed before.
The second half of the month you will be snooping around in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in “Sin City” threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. The future of global security hangs in the balance as you battle to defend classic Vegas locations and environments like Fremont Street, the Strip, and casinos. This 3rd/1st person shooter has a different feel than Call of Duty. It's more like a calmer Gears of War. This was followed up by Rainbow Six Vegas 2 which is also a great shooter.
Keep in mind these games are a little dated, so don't expect the best in game control or graphics. They both are pretty slick and hey, they're free. You can pick up Magic 2013 for free starting tomorrow, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas starting on September 16th. Look for TechRaptor Retro Reviews on them in the upcoming weeks.