Your Xbox Live Games With Gold lineup for September has been revealed, and whoo boy, fans are going to be very pleased with what's on offer here. After last months' somewhat disappointing Xbox One lineup, Microsoft has stepped up amidst all of the Xbox One X hype and offered a first-party game that everyone wanted, an emotionally haunting indie, a fantastic arcade racer, and one of the best first-person shooter games ever made!
As always, these releases are going to be staggered a bit, and not everything will be available on the first day of September. Below we'll begin with your Xbox One games, as well as their respective release dates, and then we'll move on to the Xbox 360 games, both of which will be playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Let's begin!
Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition (September 1-30)
Get behind the wheel and experience the adrenaline rush of your ultimate car fantasy! Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition includes a new graphics engine with 17 tracks, and the Top Gear Car Pack with an additional 10 cars to race and customize. Play with a friend on your Xbox One, or with up to 15 opponents online, and try to keep your eyes on the track because this game is truly gorgeous.
Oxenfree (September 16 - October 15)
In this award-winning teen supernatural thriller, you accidentally open a ghostly portal during an overnight party, releasing unknown paranormal forces. Using an innovative speech bubble system to control the flow of the story as you move around, you must work with the others in your group to figure out what the forces are and how to stop them. Which of the possible endings will you experience?
Hydro Thunder Hurricane (September 1-15)
Featuring rocket-powered speedboats, dynamic water and insane scenarios, Hydro Thunder Hurricane is the impressive sequel to the classic arcade boat racer. With multiple single-player and multiplayer modes and a huge selection of boats and courses, Hydro Thunder Hurricane is packed with fun and stellar content.
Battlefield 3 (September 16-30)
Get ready for truly awesome combat in Battlefield 3. Using Dice’s amazing Frostbite 2 engine, take advantage of the destructible world around you as you battle your enemies in heart-pounding action. Dynamic audio and extremely lifelike character animation add to the realism of the single-player missions and the multiplayer online battles in locations from Europe to the Middle East and North America.