We're midway through January, which means the second half of this month's free Games with Gold are now available. Through the end of the month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can grab another pair of titles at no charge on Xbox One and Xbox 360, and they'll be yours to keep and play so long as you have an active subscription.
On the Xbox One side, the off-road racer WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship is free to download from now until February 15. Xbox 360's free game, meanwhile, is Far Cry 2, which is still regarded as one of the best entries in the open-world shooter series. It's up for grabs until January 31, and thanks to backwards compatibility, it's also playable on Xbox One.
On top of those two titles, Gold subscribers still have a little more time to download the poignant 2D platformer Celeste, which is free throughout the entire month of January. Regarded as one of 2018's best games thanks to its challenging gameplay and touching story, Celeste follows a young woman's struggle to reach the top of a mountain. Developer Matt Makes Games also has a free DLC expansion on the horizon for it, making this a good opportunity to experience the game if you haven't yet.
Gold members still have a few more hours to grab January's other freebies, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Never Alone, before they go back to their full price. You can find the full list of this month's free Games with Gold below.
In addition to the new freebies, a new sale is now underway in the Microsoft Store, offering deals on a variety of Xbox One and 360 games for Gold and non-Gold members alike. The sale runs through January 21 and includes nearly the entire Far Cry series, as well as Halo 5: Guardians, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and SteamWorld Dig 2.
Games With Gold January 2019
- Celeste (Jan. 1-31)
- WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship (Jan. 16-Feb. 15)
- Never Alone (Dec. 16 - Jan. 15)
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Jan. 1-15)
- Far Cry 2 (Jan. 16-31)