June is Another Great Month for Games with Gold

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox One with 1 Comment

June is Another Great Month for Games with Gold

It’s June 1, so it’s time to take a look at the new free games Microsoft is providing to Xbox Live Gold subscribers via the Games with Gold promotion. And June looks to be another stellar month.

Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion also work on Xbox One in Backward Compatibility mode too. So Xbox One users with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are technically getting at least four free games each month.

Here’s what’s free this month. (Note that there is an additional special item for Xbox One during June.)

Xbox One

Normal price: $14.99
Free availability: June 1 to June 30

Description: SpeedRunners is a 4 player competitive platformer with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments. Run, jump, swing around, fire rockets, grapple onto people to knock them off screen.

DLC for Phantom Dust
Normal price: $14.99
Free availability: June 1 to June 30

Description: Phantom Dust is a re-release of the original Xbox classic, now returning with full Xbox LIVE support and a host of enhancements, including Xbox Play Anywhere, cross-device multiplayer, achievements, and 16×9 presentation. It features new gameplay enhancements including multiplayer starter decks that let you jump straight into multiplayer, improved frame rate, and adjustments to overall game balance. Experience the cult classic that’s kept a passionate community playing to this day and a unique multiplayer experience that’s never been duplicated.

Note: The game Phantom Dust is free, and is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning it works on both Xbox One and Windows 10.

Watch Dogs
Normal price: $29.99
Free availability: June 16 to July 15

Description: Play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy. Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge.

Xbox 360

Assassin’s Creed III
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: June 1 to June 15

Description: The American Colonies, 1775. It’s a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. In Assassin’s Creed III, eliminate your enemies with an array of new weapons including guns, bows, tomahawks, and trusty hidden blades. The game has been in development for over 3 years and features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine, a stunning technology that will revolutionize gaming with powerful graphics, lifelike animations, immersive combat, and advanced physics. With an all new setting, assassin and engine, Assassin’s Creed III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but not the one you’ve read about in history books.

Dragon Age: Origins
Normal price: $14.99
Free availability: June 1 to June 15

Description: From the makers of Mass Effect comes the dark fantasy epic: You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of a legendary order of guardians. With the return of mankind’s ancient foe and the kingdom engulfed in civil war, you have been chosen by fate to unite the shattered lands and slay the archdemon once and for all. Immerse yourself in a shattered world on the brink of annihilation. Experience complex moral decisions that have game-changing consequences. Sculpt your hero in your own image or fantasy. Engage in bone-crushing, visceral combat against massive and terrifying creatures.


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