What does an Xbox Live Gold membership grant you? Free games. Loads and loads of free games.
Each and every month you'll find a handful of gratis games to download on Xbox One, as well as a couple for Xbox 360, and they're yours to keep so long as you keep paying for the subscription. However, there is one catch to the Games with Gold promotion: they're only available to download for a few weeks apiece, and then you won't find them free again.
Luckily, we've got you covered: these are the free Xbox Live Gold games that are available in February 2019, across both consoles, and we'll keep this space updated with each month's new picks. And if you still haven't snagged January's free games, then you'll find those listed at the bottom. Hurry!
ON XBOX LIVE GOLD IN February 2019
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (XB1)
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon isn't the big, Kickstarted Castlevania "homage"—instead it's a side game created as a crowdfunding stretch goal, yet somehow released before the main game. Despite that odd premise, Curse of the Moon's retro-inspired side-scrolling quest is an excellent one. This is free throughout February.
WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship (XB1)
Hit the dirt with WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship, the latest entry in the long-running racing simulation series. It's not quite on the same quality level as Dirt Rally, but it's a solid racer – and it's hard to argue with free. Grab this between 16 January and 15 February.
Super Bomberman R (XB1)
Put the party classic on your Xbox One with Super Bomberman R, the latest take on the bomb-lobbing maze delight. Reviews were a bit mixed, but it sounds like a lot of the issues were fixed with patches. In any case: it's Bomberman. Snag it from 16 February to 15 March.
Assassin's Creed Rogue (XB1/360)
If you missed the last-gen Assassin's Creed Rogue, which released parallel with Assassin's Creed Unity a few years back, then now's the time to loop back on it. This pirate-themed entry takes its cues from the great Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but sadly, this isn't the recent remastered edition. Still, it'll play on both consoles. It's free between 1-15 February.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy (XB1/360)
Got an itch to swing a 'saber around? Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy is the final entry in the classic shooter series, which also lets you fling around Force powers and whip out your lightsaber as needed. Download it free between 16-28 February.
Still available in January 2019
It's not February yet... at least not as of this writing. If the calendar page hasn't dropped yet, then be sure to grab these free games before January ends.
What a way to kick off 2019! Celeste is one of 2018's best-reviewed games across all platforms, and the acclaimed indie has been praised equally for its challenging platform-action tests, brilliant retro atmosphere, and affecting storyline about a girl overcoming anxiety. It's free all month in January 2019.
Far Cry 2 (XB1/360)
Not enough Far Cry in your life lately? If you missed out on Far Cry 2 on the Xbox 360 back when, now's the time to loop back. It has a bit of a different tone than the other games, with an African setting and rather smart enemies, and is considered by some to be a cult classic. Snag this one between 16-31 January.