Games with Gold: June 2014
June marks the one year anniversary of Xbox and Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion. To celebrate this, they’re giving away 3 games away for Xbox 360 owners and for the first time ever, Xbox One fans will be able to get in on the freebies. The following list of games will be available starting June 1-15 or June 16-30. Don’t forget to grab them while they’re free!
Dark Souls (Xbox 360)
Available June 1st-15th, ‘Dark Souls’, is perhaps most famous for its difficulty, but it is also, without question, among the greatest and most awe-inspiring games of its generation. Elegant in design, challenging in presentation and more than a little mysterious, ‘Dark Souls’ will take you on a tour de force of what action-role-playing can (and should) be about. If you ever wanted to jump into one of this generation’s most beloved franchises, now’s the perfect time.
Charlie Murder (Xbox 360)
Available June 16th-30th, we have ‘Charlie Murder’, a classic, side-scrolling beat-’em-up in which you take on the role of the title character or one of his stalwart band mates, as they try to save the world from an impending zombie apocalypse. And yes, they will also rock out quite a bit at the same time. A cartoon-like aesthetic, non-stop action and a dash of dark humor combine to make ‘Charlie Murder’ fun for solo or up to four-player cooperative head-bashing.
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Xbox 360)
Finally, we’ve got the one-year Games with Gold anniversary bonus – Capcom’s celebrated one-on-one fighting game ‘Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition’, available June 16th-30th. Yes, it’s ‘Street Fighter’ and chances are you’ve probably played it, in some form or another, at least once in your life. And if not, you’re missing out on perhaps the most well-known and tightly balanced fighting game franchise ever made. This upgrade to the original ‘Street Fighter IV’ brings the playable roster up to a whopping 39 characters, and features a decked-out online tournament mode, a team battle mode for up to eight players, and the option to save and share replays of your best (or worst) matches.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One)
Coming in June (specific dates coming soon) is Press Play’s beautiful side-scrolling platformer ‘Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.’ As Max, you’ll need to rescue your little brother from the clutches of a cartoonish villain named Mustacho. Along the way, you’ll solve challenging elemental puzzles and platform your way through the environment with the help of your trusty magic marker.
Halo: Spartan Assault (Xbox One)
Also available in June (specific dates coming soon) is ‘Halo: Spartan Assault’, a new chapter within the award-winning “Halo” universe set between ‘Halo 3’ and ‘Halo 4’. Join Commander Sarah Palmer and Spartan Davis in training simulations aboard the UNSC Infinity to fight a campaign against Covenant forces, or join in online Co-op battle against the Flood.