The free games for X-Box Live’s Games with Gold program were announced for September 2016. They are:
Earthlock Festival of Magic (New Release)
Assassin Creed Chronicles: China (Metacritic Rating: 67)
Forza Horizon (Metacritic Rating: 85)
Mirror’s Edge (Metacritic Rating: 79)
Here’s my opinions on all of the games:
Earthlock Festival of Magic:
It’s always great to get a new release in Games with Gold or Playstation Plus. No one can complain about already having purchased the game previously. It also looks like a game I might enjoy.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
This is a 2d stealth puzzle platformer. I personally am burnt out on the puzzle platformer genre and the one AC Chronicles game I did play I did not really enjoy due to this. If you enjoy the genre or stealth games though, you may enjoy it. Don’t expect it to be anything like the main Assassin’s Creed series.
I love this series. I am only a casual racing fan but I have enjoyed both of the Forza Horizon games. Definitely give this a try. It is a fantastic game.
This game has been on sale quite often for around $3 and given away for free several times in the past on different platforms so it isn’t the best in terms of value. I personally did not play the original but enjoyed my time with Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.
Overall, this is a strong month in my opinion.