Microsoft Announces Upcoming Games With Gold Titles for January 2019; Celeste Headlines

Microsoft has announced and detailed the upcoming Games With Gold titles for the month of January 2019.

The list of free games is looking pretty good if I say so myself. The main headliner title is the indie title, Celeste. The game has so much in it that despite the difficult levels at times, it manages convey a interesting story as well as create some of the best gameplay for a platformer title in the last 5 years!

There are other great titles on the list as well, such as Far Cry 2, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, and WRC 6. Thanks to Microsoft, the Xbox Wire has given a detailed look into each of the games, check them out down below:

The full set of free games for the month of January 2019:

  • Celeste ($19.99 ERP): Available January 1 to 31 on Xbox One
  • WRC 6 ($49.99 ERP): Available January 16 to February 15 on Xbox One
  • Lara Croft: Guardian of Light ($14.99 ERP): Available January 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Far Cry 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available January 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360


Recent winner of The Game Awards 2018 Best Independent Game category. Help Madeline survive her inner demons and scale to the top of Celeste mountain in this tight, narrative-driven platformer. You’ll uncover a multitude of devious secrets and side chapters in 700+ screens of hardcore challenges, built into a touching story of self-discovery. Don’t miss out on this highly acclaimed title.

WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship

On a race track, the car makes all the difference. In a rally, it’s all on you. Take your driving skills to the limit in World Rally Championship 6. Whether fog, mud, or punctured tires, you’ll deal with it all, in 11 Super Special Stages including local split-screen multiplayer. Experience rally racing like never before.

Lara Croft: Guardian of Light

Team up with a friend or go it alone in Lara Croft: Guardian of Light. In this co-op action-adventure title, traverse and solve deadly traps, fight hordes of the undead and collect over 60 artifacts and relics with the help a 2,000-year-old Mayan warrior. Retrieve the ancient Mirror of Smoke and stop the forces of evil.

Far Cry 2

Survive war-torn Africa and eliminate the mysterious Jackal in Far Cry 2. The first sequel in the award-winning franchise features real-time storytelling, where every decision you make will affect the final outcome of the game. Use cunning, subversion and brute force to exploit your enemies and fulfill your deadly mission.

This is a phenomenal month for upcoming Games With Gold, from Celeste to Far Cry 2, Gold members have a great variety of titles to choose from. Which title are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Xbox Wire