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Raid Tombs and question religion in September’s Games with Gold

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Sony’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection is, I think, pretty strong next month – with Grow Home, Super Time Force Ultra, Xeodrifter and La-Mulana shining particularly bright. That said, it’s not the sort of stuff that’s instantly appealing, and PlayStation Plus is going to have to pull out all of the stops for October, or risk being overshadowed by Microsoft’s Games with Gold.

Once again Microsoft’s “free” games are showing how it’s done – by giving away full retail games. This time, the games in question include the rather exceptional Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, perfectly timed to drive interest in the imminent, timed exclusive sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider.

That’ll be available to download halfway through September for Xbox One Users. Before that though, they’ll be treated to The Deer God, a pixel-art platforming adventure game.

“The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world.”

On the Xbox 360, gamers will get Battlestations Pacific, a real-time tactics war game and later on Crysis 3, proving that the system can, indeed, run Crysis.

It’s really not a terrible selection of games at all, and though PlayStation Plus has given me a bucketload of games that I’ve fallen in love with, but would otherwise not have given a second glance, people seem to really be more bowled over by retail releases.

What do you think of next month’s Games with Gold?

Last Updated: August 26, 2015


  1. Umar

    August 26, 2015 at 07:37

    That AAA infatuation…….


  2. Hammersteyn

    August 26, 2015 at 07:38

    Crysis 3 was meant for this generation of consoles……barely


    • Marc O Polo

      August 26, 2015 at 07:59

      It still has a kak story line, was basically the same mission over and over again


  3. Jonah Cash

    August 26, 2015 at 07:39

    Great lineup that to be fair! I will play the new shiny Gears and the next Lara installation in 2016 on PC. So I haven’t read one of the articles on either games…


  4. Rock789

    August 26, 2015 at 07:57

    Nice collection that…


  5. Pieter Kruger

    August 26, 2015 at 08:32

    Fantastic games, not bothered by the goat god Indie though….???? Have a question, will preview members also be able to get the two 360 games on Xbox One in September already?


    • Audacity (or-das-it-eeee-eee)

      August 26, 2015 at 12:35

      I’m under the impression that preview members should be able to, also, will you invite me to preview pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez


      • Pieter Kruger

        August 26, 2015 at 17:35

        Whats your tag? Will invite but it’s not guaranteed anymore, apparently the preview program is nearing full capacity!


        • Audacity (or-das-it-eeee-eee)

          August 26, 2015 at 17:45

          Bundythegrim, don’t know if that’s all you need, still somewhat new to xbone


  6. Johann

    August 26, 2015 at 09:02

    FML, I just bought Tomb Raider last month when it was on special for R80. Seems like it’s the trend, as soon as a game is marked down for next to nothing you can be sure that it will be an upcoming Games with Gold title.


    • Pieter Kruger

      August 26, 2015 at 10:09

      I noticed that as well, same with EA Vault games, just before they release on there they’re always on special, just to try and generate some last minute income!


  7. FoxOneZA

    August 26, 2015 at 09:28

    Mixing AAA with Indie is pure win.


  8. Audacity (or-das-it-eeee-eee)

    August 26, 2015 at 12:33

    Tomb Raider DE, nuff sed


    • Brady miaau

      August 26, 2015 at 13:34

      Yeah, wanted to look at it a while back, but did not want to buy what I probably would not finish


      • Audacity (or-das-it-eeee-eee)

        August 26, 2015 at 14:03

        I’ll be honest, i was never a tomb raider fan, but the new ones are going in a good direction, i couldn’t stop playing this one, fluid movements, excellent combat and the compound bow rocks, if the first 10 minutes makes you say “ow” and touch your side then you’ll dig the rest


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