Microsoft Announces September Games with Gold Titles

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox One with 5 Comments

Microsoft today revealed the free games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will gain access to throughout September.

“In September on Xbox One, take out your targets on a global stage in Hitman: The Complete First Season and then collaboration is the key to escaping in We Were Here,” Microsoft’s  Dean Shimabukuro announced. “On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, save humanity once more in Earth Defense 2025, then unleash brutal combinations in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.”

Here are the details:

Hitman: The Complete First Season (normally $39.99): Available September 1 to 30 on Xbox One. “Take down high-profile targets in the intense spy-thriller world of Hitman: The Complete First Season. Broken down episodically, this complete collection features all of the challenges and contracts assigned to Agent 47 in multiple worldwide locations including Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado, and Hokkaido. Learn the tools of the trade and earn your way to Silent Assassin status in this award-winning stealth action game.”

We Were Here (normally $4.99): Available September 16 to October 15 on Xbox One. “Team up with a friend or a stranger online to escape an abandoned castle in We Were Here. This challenging puzzler finds you and one other player trapped alone in different parts of a mysterious castle with only your walkie-talkie and voice to help you. Communication and collaboration with your partner are key, as every room will challenge your wits and only your voice and teamwork will allow you to escape.”

Earth Defense Force 2025 (normally $49.99): Available September 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360. “Defend humanity once more in Earth Defense Force 2025. It’s been eight years of peace and prosperity since the last alien invasion, but now the Ravagers are back and stronger than ever. Utilize hundreds of weapons at your disposal across four different character classes to repel the terrifying invasion of giant aliens and save the world.”

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (normally $19.99): Available September 16 to 30 on Xbox One & Xbox 360. “The world’s greatest fighters return to battle it out and unleash the most vicious combos in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Featuring solid gameplay and a massive cast of your favorite characters, select and partner up the best mix of players to claim ultimate victory.”

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5 responses to “Microsoft Announces September Games with Gold Titles”

  1. Ron Diaz

    Yikes. Is Microsoft even trying anymore?

    • solomonrex

      In reply to Hypnotoad:

      Tekken and Hitman are big names at least.


      But you're right, the strategy is getting a little played out. Most of the major single player games/franchises have already been offered, and multiplayer games can run into issues of technical and fan support. Of course there are always new games coming out and XBLG still offers multiplayer.


      But I imagine they'll pivot farther to game pass and away from this with new hardware - why have two subscription game services? Esp with the rise of free shooter games (Fortnite, PUBG, EA's shooter) on PC and mobile. Rather than raising the prices in a year or two, I could see them pruning the low cost option (gold) and either making multiplayer free or only available in a gamepass bundle. The tendency is to have more subscription services rather than less, but I think it's needlessly complicated now (I've been stung by this, not being able to sign up for gold until gamepass ultimate expired, even though I had alraedy paid for a code).

  2. rm

    I like Xbox, Live Gold, and Game Pass. I like to value of the free games. But, there is no way an Xbox 360 in 2019 is worth $49.99, especially one that I never heard of before.

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