One of the very best decisions that console makers Microsoft and Sony have made, is to offer free games to those who are members of their Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus programs each month. Hundreds of dollars worth of games for free each year. It makes the pill that is having to pay to play (online) much, much easier to swallow.
The four free games being offered to Xbox players for Games With Gold July 2016 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
On the heels of a great start to summer, July will see the Games with Gold roster take on four newcomers – and four fantastic games, at that. As with last month, Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold. Xbox 360 gamers, of course, also get access to the latter two titles.
For Xbox One, July brings two exciting ID@Xbox games launching into Games with Gold with the critically acclaimed The Banner Saga 2 coming to the program on July 1 and the award-winning Tumblestone on July 16. On the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility), Xbox Live Gold members start the month with smash hit Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2, and then go off the grid with Tron: Evolution.
As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so sign up now to get in on the action!
* The Banner Saga 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available from July 1-31 on Xbox One
* Tumblestone ($19.99 ERP): Available from July 16-August 15 on Xbox One
* Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available from July 1-15 on Xbox 360
* Tron: Evolution ($14.99 ERP): Available from July 16-31 on Xbox 360
On July 1, The Banner Saga 2 is launching into Games with Gold! 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. Accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory. Discover why this award-winning adventure took the indie gaming world by storm!
Then on July 16, the classic feel of local-multiplayer puzzle battles returns with Tumblestone, a new competitive indie puzzler from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild. Inspired by beloved classics like Tetris and Puyo Puyo, and adding a story mode, arcade modes, and exciting multiplayer game modes, Tumblestone will leave you itching for just one”¦ more”¦ game”¦
On Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Sin City is under attack by terrorists in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2. On July 1, create your own special ops identity that persists through single and multiplayer and progresses as you play. Break the siege on Las Vegas through night and day, pitting yourself against some of the best-equipped and tactically challenging foes in the series.
On July 16, jump inside the grid, to the gleaming neon cities and high-speed action of Tron: Evolution. Explore the events leading up to the “Tron: Legacy” movie as Anon, a new System Monitor, in the expansive world of Tron.
With summer upon us, Games with Gold is here to give you a mix of brand-new releases, incredible classics, and guaranteed fun. Check out the full details on our Games with Gold program, and make sure you get in on the action while you can!