The Force is with Games with Gold in May

It’s May 1 and you know what that means: Another four free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers courtesy of Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion. There’s a little something for everyone this month, but especially Star Wars fans.

Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion also work on Xbox One in Backwards Compatibility mode too. So Xbox One users with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are technically getting four free games each month.

Here’s what’s free this month.

Xbox One

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
Normal price: $14.99
Free availability: May 1 to May 31

Description: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced award-winning platformer. Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies and bosses.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: May 16 to June 15

Description: This all-new adventure takes place in the Temple of Osiris, hidden deep in the deserts of Egypt. Lara Croft arrives at the temple, hoping to be the first inside, but rival treasure hunter Carter Bell has beaten her to the entrance. They each seek the Staff of Osiris, but they discover more than they bargained for. Upon entering the tomb, Carter removes the mythical Staff from its resting place and inadvertently triggers a trap cursing them both and unleashing the evil god Set. But the staff also awakens the gods Horus and Isis, the son and wife of Osiris. Now free from their ancient prison, they join forces with Lara and Carter in order to resurrect Osiris, the only god capable of removing the curse. As Lara and her companions fight their way across the sands and through ancient tombs, they will face gods and monsters of myth and legend. With the fate of the world at stake, Lara must uncover the fragments of Osiris to stop Set from enslaving all mankind.

Xbox 360

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: May 1 to May 15

Description: Betrayed by Darth Vader for the last time, Starkiller has escaped and faces a new journey to find his true identity. Unleash fury – wield dual lightsabers and new force powers to crush your enemies. Unleash truth – sequel to the award-winning story, continue the epic Star Wars saga. Download additional content for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II to experience new adventures as Starkiller.

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: May 16 to May 31

Description: Play through all six Star Wars movies in one videogame! Adding new characters, new levels, and new gameplay features with enhanced Force Powers, new power-ups and new Challenge Modes.


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  • Michael Rivers

    01 May, 2017 - 11:02 am

    <p>Something about the name Giana Sisters rang a bell. I looked it up and, sure enough, it's based on an old C64/Amiga game.</p>

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