I'll be honest, I got no explanation for July's Games With Gold selection. There's no theme. Featuring everything from the adorable platformer Grow Up to the uber-violent and filthy-mouthed Kane & Lynch 2, it's quite an eclectic round-up this month. But hey, variety is the spice of life, so let's get cooking with some free games.
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.
July 2017 free Games With Gold games
Grow Up (Xbox One) - Available: July 1 - 31
Don't worry, this game is not about lecturing you over making dumb decisions. It's actually about a little robot cultivating a garden of vines so that he can jump, bounce, glide, and climb to the moon. And yes, it's as cute as it sounds.
Runbow (Xbox One) - Available: July 16 - August 15
Cross Super Smash Bros. with infinite runner and you're getting close to the type of gameplay Runbow offers. Up to nine players race through challenging stages that change when the background color shifts. It's like running through a rainbow. Runbow. Get it?
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Xbox 360) - Available: July 1 - 15
This Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, it's angry men with guns, guns, guns! Okay, so Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days isn't the most original game out there, starring two foul-mouthed anti-heroes on a quest to smuggle guns. But as far as co-op games go, it's a remarkably solid shooter, with a unique visual flair.
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Xbox 360) - Available: July 16 - 31
Pirates are all the rage these days. But they were also all the rage yesteryear too, and that by gone era we call the early '00s is where you'll go when you play Lego Pirates. Stressful day or recent events got you down? Escape to a more innocent land and time and enjoy the antics of Captain Jack Sparrow. In plastic form.
June 2017 free Games With Gold games
- SpeedRunners (Xbox One)
- Watch Dogs (Xbox One)
- Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox 360)
- Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360)
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