(Pocket-lint) - Each month, Xbox gamers can download and play a selection of free games as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Xbox Live Gold is more than just free games though. It also gives Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X, Xbox One S and even original Xbox One owners the chance to play multiplayer games online and discounts on many digital games on the Xbox Store.
Membership in the UK usually costs £17.99 for three-months or £49.99 for a whole year's membership when paid up front. Alternatively, you can choose to pay monthly for £6.99 a month.
In our opinion though, the best way to subscribe is through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. For just £10.99 per month, you get Xbox Live Gold membership, Xbox Game Pass with access to over 300 games to download and play, EA Play, Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, plus Xbox Game Pass for PC with more than 200 Windows 10 titles.
Free Xbox Games with Gold list for September 2021:
- Available 1 to 30 September 2021
This is one of the better Warhammer games to have appeared over the years. It's an isometric action-RPG with four character classes to play as, plus four-player co-op either online or locally.
- Available 16 September to 15 October 2021
A heavily-stylised 3D action adventure, Mulaka may have been overlooked on its original release. Now it gets a bit more deserved time in the spotlight.
Zone of the Enders HD Collection
- Available 1 to 15 September 2021
Zone of Enders and its sequel, Zone of Enders: The 2nd Runner were remastered for this HD edition. The space/sci-fi combat games were both produced by Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid, Death Stranding).
Samurai Shodown II
- Available 16 to 30 September 2021
One of SNK's finest 2D fighting games. 'Nuff said.
Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Samurai Shodown are Xbox 360 games, available through backward compatibility. They are also available to Xbox 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold.
Of last month's free games, Yooka-Laylee will still be available for download until 15 September 2021.
Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 30 January 2019.