Games with Gold: July 2016

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 1 Comment

Games with Gold: July 2016

Yep, it’s July 1, and you know what that means: Another set of four free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Lets see what our vengeful gods have provided us with this month.

Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion will work with Xbox One in compatibility mode too. So that means Xbox One users are now really getting four free games each month. It’s a four-fer!

Here’s what’s free this month.

Xbox One


The Banner Saga 2
Normal pricing: $19.99
Availability: July 1 to 31

Description: This epic, story-based, role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a breaking world. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources, and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure your Viking clans make it through alive. If played, your choices will carry over from the first game, or you can start fresh with new preset characters.


Normal pricing: $19.99
Availability: July 16 to August 31

Description: Tumblestone is the first original action-puzzle game of the past fifteen years. Race your friends in multiplayer or challenge yourself in story mode. Solve progressively more difficult and creative puzzles, help a sausage make friends, and find out what happened to the Tumblecrown.

Xbox 360


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Normal pricing: $19.99
Availability: July 1 to 15

Description: The sequel to the award-winning next-generation first-person shooter returns to Sin City. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is your last chance to rescue Vegas from an escalating terrorist siege that will force you into heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time winner takes all.

My take: Obviously, this is the one I’m most excited about. This was a great game.


Tron: Evolution
Normal pricing: $14.99
Availability: July 16 to 31

Description: TRON: Evolution is an immersive action game set on the digital grid. Explore TRON’s cities using free running and battle a dictator’s seemingly unstoppable army as the powerful System Monitor.

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