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Xbox Live Games With Gold for September 2018 – Prison Architect, Livelock

Indie hits headline September's Games with Gold

by Jacob Bukacek

As last month’s Xbox Live Games with Gold selection was dominated by AAA titles hailing from this generation and the last, it seems only fair that the indies should get their shot this month. Those in charge of the program must’ve shared that sentiment, as this month’s line-up is quite heavy independent games. As always, these are all free to download for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers. So, this is the perfect opportunity for try out some games that might’ve been missed the first time around.

Prison Architect is the first on the list, and it’s available all month. As the name implies this is a sim game that puts players in charge of designing and running their own prison. There are many areas to focus on, so success is dependent upon the kind of warden one decides to be. Following that is Livelock, which is available from September 16 to October 15. This isometric shoot-em-up puts players in the shoes of one of four different robot as they blast through enemies and attempt to bring an end to an age-long war.

Heading up the duo of titles available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 players is Lego Star Wars III: The Clone wars, which is available from September 1 – 15. This is Lego’s lighthearted take on the conflict that dominated the Star Wars prequel films. Players should prepare themselves for a fun, block-filled adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Rounding-off this month’s offerings is Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World. This collection of classics is available from September 16 – 30 and gives players full access to the original Monster World trilogy. This is a significant for fans of classic games, as the third game in series was previously unavailable outside of Japan.

There’s plenty here worth playing and no excuse not to check them out. However, should none of these look all that appealing despite being free, Xbox fans won’t have to wait that long for something else. After all, October is only a handful of weeks away.

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