Games with Gold: Killer Instinct S2 Ultra, Rayman Origins Now Available

games with goldIt’s the 16th of the month, which means we experience the bizarre little shuffle of new games appearing (and old games disappearing) for Xbox Live Games with Gold.

Leaving the promotion today are Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for Xbox One, and The Cave for Xbox 360. If you didn’t snatch these titles, your time has officially run out.

New to Games with Gold this month are two extremely solid games: Killer Instinct: Season 2 Ultra Edition for Xbox One (regularly $39.99), and Rayman Origins for Xbox 360. As always, Xbox 360 titles in GwG are backward-compatible on the Xbox One.

The original Killer Instinct on Xbox One was, to be blunt, mediocre. Seasons 2 and 3 have brought the game up into the mid-80s on Metacritic, and have done a lot to endear the title¬†to fighting game fans who haven’t been as well-served as fans of other genres. In this case, Killer Instinct: Season 2 Ultra Edition is the definitive version of Killer Instinct Season 2, and includes a full Killer Instinct 2 (1996) port.

Rayman Origins, the predecessor to the beloved Rayman Legends,¬†actually scored some critical acclaim of its own. Origins nabbed an 87 Metacritic score, compared to the 90 Legends received. If you’ve ever played a Rayman game, you’ll know what to expect here. If you haven’t, get ready for a fun, uniquely styled platforming game that can be played co-op with a friend.

You can click the links attached to either game title above and be taken to the Xbox store. From there, sign in and choose to download your games for free.

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