Xbox gets free Star Wars and Tomb Raider games in May

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

Microsoft's Games with Gold is going Star Wars-themed next month, as we are getting two free Xbox 360 titles from a galaxy far, far away.

Between May 1 and May 15, you can grab Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II for literally zero Republic credits. The first one was free a couple of months back, so if you've finished that one then you'll be glad to know this one is prettier to look at and lets you dual-wield lightsabers.

It's also ridiculously short and ends on a cliffhanger that will never be resolved, but hey, it's free and is a decent way to spend a couple of hours.

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From May 16 through to the 31, the adorable LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga won't cost you a penny either. Comprising both LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and covering the first six films, this one will definitely keep you busier for longer.

If you've played any LEGO licensed video game in the past ten years, you'll know exactly what you're in for, but it's good to go back and see what arguably ushered in the LEGO renaissance which led to The LEGO Movie.

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As with all 360 Games with Gold, these games are backwards compatible and will play on Xbox One.

Speaking of the One, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams will be free all throughout May, and on May 16, The Walking Dead: Season Two will be replaced by Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris as your second freebie.

Giana Sisters is a side-scrolling platformer with a heavier puzzle focus than what you'd find in Super Mario Bros, while Temple of Osiris is a surprisingly-good co-op shooter spin-off of the Tomb Raider franchise. If you thought the reboot series was too 'dark'n'gritty', this is right up your street.

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Hopefully we'll also see some incredibly cheap deals on Star Wars games across Xbox Live and PlayStation Network to celebrate, as we've seen in previous years.

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