School is out, the sun is shining, it's the month of E3... time to game. The selection of games available via Xbox Games with Gold for June will keep you occupied for hours, if not days, if not weeks to come. On Xbox One you have the challenging racing of SpeedRunners and the open world of Watch Dogs, while on Xbox 360 you'll be able to snag Dragon Age: Origins and Assassin's Creed 3.
Remember: any games you choose to download during their availability period will remain accessible so long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold membership. And don't forget too that any Xbox 360 games made available through Games With Gold are also backwards compatible with Xbox One.
June 2017 free Games With Gold games
SpeedRunners (Xbox One) - Available: June 1 - 30
Despite the name, this is not a game about playing video games as fast as possible. Well, I guess it kind of is. See, you take on the role of a city superhero, rushing to be the first man of steel / woman of wonder at the scene of a crime. You'll sprint, tumble, and slingshot your way across the skyline in this stylish 2D racer.
Watch Dogs (Xbox One) - Available: June 16 - July 15
Back in the day, Watch Dogs was hailed as Ubisoft's grand new open-world IP poised to show off what next-gen gaming could accomplish. It didn't quite live up to many people's expectations, but it can still be an enjoyable experience to walk through the streets of Chicago as a techno-wizard.
Phantom Dust DLC (Xbox One) - Available: June 1 - 30
You may have heard that Phantom Dust, the original Xbox game from Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi, is now free on Xbox One - and that's true! But if you want some extra oomph, this DLC will bequeath you an assortment of skills and abilities to use against your foes.
Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox 360) - Available: June 1 - 15
If you've been playing Ubisoft's historical killer simulator series and want to see where it all began, you could do a lot worse than Assassin's Creed 3. Okay, so technically it's the end of the Desmond Miles storyline, but still, this game is perhaps the most plot-heavy of the series, before it moved to an annual "what about this time period" model. And Connor is not that bad a protagonist, y'all.
Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360) - Available: June 16 - 30
The Dragon Age series has come a long way from its humble beginnings. And while visually the game may not have aged well (honestly, it didn't look good even in its day), it still feels like a modern twist on the classic RPGs BioWare got its start in. Besides, Simon Templeman voices the bad guy!
May 2017 free Games With Gold games
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut (Xbox One)
- Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (Xbox One)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 (Xbox 360)
- Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360)
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