We’re a day late on the Games with Gold promotion for XBOX Live Gold subscribers, but we’re looking at a pretty solid month ahead of us. With XBOX One now in on the promotion, we’ll be covering both consoles and the freebies you can get the entire month.
A side note for the XBOX One promotions, you MUST be in Gold status to download the games and play them. Once your Live subscription expires and reverts to Silver, you will lose access to those games. Ensure you’re not letting that lapse so you can keep on playing all the free games out there!
At the time of this writing, HALO: SPARTAN ASSAULT is still available for download for free on XBOX One.
Gotham City Imposters – July 1-15 – Metacritic 71
A 6 vs. 6 first person shooter, Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers create their own Bats and The Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons.
Battleblock Theater – July 16-31 – Metacritic 85
Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You’ve just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.
XBOX One (All month Long)
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – Metacritic 88
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore. Key Features: – Non-Stop Fighting Action. An extensive move list, advanced combo engine, and anti-gravity grabs – Multi-dimensional Platforming. Instantly swap between the Worlds of Living and Dead to outwit impossible terrain – Combat moves double as movement, uniting platforming and fighting in a way never seen before – Diverse, detailed world containing lively towns, dark forests, flowery canals and fiery volcanoes – Drop in/out 2-Player local co-operative play, featuring independent dimension swapping – Multiple boss characters (each with unique back stories), wide range of foes, and elite-class enemies – Spectacular player abilities: The Rooster Uppercut, Frog Slam, and “Intenso” turbo-combat mode – Colorful, vibrant costumes that change both player appearance and attributes – Leaderboards, support for multiple save slots, persistent cross-save-game costume unlocks – Chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.
Max: Curse of the Brotherhood (carry over) – Metacritic 72
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a classic action-adventure. At its core it is a platformer filled with puzzles. Max must start on a quest to save his brother who is kidnapped to a hostile world. His only chance to succeed is to stay courageous and use the powers of his marker to manipulate the environment. Unleash the many powers of the Marker and beat the evil kidnapper!