The first day of January arrives tomorrow, and with it comes the availability of the Games With Gold January 2019 lineup. Actually that’s not entirely true, two of the games coming from tomorrow are already available to download on Xbox Live – perfect if you don’t have any plans for a New Year’s Eve party.
Of course as usual the games in question will be totally free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and the two games for Xbox One have been very well received by fans. It’s not often the case with the freebies as you’ll often get something you’re never likely to play.
The first game amongst the Games With Gold January 2019 list is Celeste. In this side-scroller you take on the roll of a woman in a fight to reach the top of a mountain. Although this will present some difficult challenges to overcome, the in-game checkpoints will ensure you don’t have to go back to the beginning of the level each time you, well die… In typical games With Gold style you’ll be able to download Celeste throughout the entire month of January.
On the other side of the fence we have our first Xbox 360 titles; Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light. As usual this doesn’t just apply to Xbox 360 owners but is also backwards compatible for Xbox one users. This one of many Lara Croft adventures came out back in 20101 and has a different spin of that of the newer Shadow of The Tomb Raider title. set in the depths of the Mayan Jungle, you and a friend will work together to solve a host of environmental puzzles while taking down a wealth of enemies. You also have the option to go it alone should you wish to. You’ll have until January 15th to download this one.
Aside from the games above you’ll be able to download WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship starting from January 16th for Xbox One. The second Xbox 360 game amongst the lineup for Xbox Games With Gold January 2019 will be far Cry 2.
Xbox Games With Gold January 2019 recap
- Celeste (Jan. 1-31)
- WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship January 16 – February 15th
- Never Alone December 16th – January 15th
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light January 1st – 15th
- Far Cry 2 (January 16th – 31st
Remember it’s not too late to download December Games With Gold titles, but you’d better be quick as they won’t hang around forever!