‘May’ the Force Be With You in May’s Xbox Games with Gold

Xbox Games with Gold Gets Star Wars and More this May

They had to have planned this out on purpose, right? The Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Gold offerings for May 2017 have been released and they see a strong dose of the force. You all know the drill by now, four games offered over the course of the month with two being for the Xbox One and two being for the Xbox 360 that are also playable via backward compatibility on your Xbox One console.

This month sees two Star Wars titles make the cut alongside some Lara Croft and the indie darlings, the Giana Sisters. Let’s take a look at the full lineup, including their availability dates below:

  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams-Director’s Cut (Xbox One) ($15.99 ERP) (Available May 1-31)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (Xbox One) ($19.99 ERP) (Available May 16 – June 15)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility) ($19.99 ERP) (Available May 1-15)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility) ($19.99 ERP) (Available May 16-31)

Games with Gold May 2017

Check out Microsoft’s “Let’s sell these games” descriptions below:

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams-Director’s Cut is a hardcore fast-paced platformer with a twist. Starting May 1, you can warp Giana’s world to transform your surroundings and abilities. With the combination of challenging levels, gigantic boss fights, and countless hazards and mysteries, you must use the skills and abilities to defeat the dangers that populate these twisted dreams!

Then on May 16, fight your way across the sands and through ancient tombs in Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, featuring up to four player co-op. With the fate of the world at stake, Lara and her companions must battle gods and monsters of myth and legend while trying to uncover the fragments of Osiris to stop the Egyptian god Set from enslaving all mankind.

On Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, return to the Dark Side in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. You’ve been betrayed by Darth Vader for the last time, and now’s your chance to fight back and claim your identity once and for all. With devastatingly strong Force powers and twin lightsabers, you’ll unleash fury and power in your search for truth.

Then on May 16, bring your bricks to a galaxy far, far away in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga! Play through the first six Star Wars movies in LEGO form, building and battling with as many characters from the series as you can collect! Customize a character and make your own mash-ups, then join a friend for some epic co-op!

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