Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 mix it up with puzzles, fighting, and Splinter Cell

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The Games With Gold July 2018 lineup is kind of like when you go to an ocandy store and mix every little thing into a single bag: lots of flavor, lots of variety, lots of sweetness. Whether you're looking for the mental stimulation of brain-bending puzzles or the tactical thrill of espionage, this month's got you covered.

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 2018 free Games With Gold games

Assault Android Cactus (Xbox One) - Available: July 1 - 31
Assault Android Cactus is an example of silly name, fun game. You (and a friend or three, if you're so inclined) blast apart evil robots as Constable Cactus or the nine other android lawkeepers of space in this twin-stick shooter with fast-paced action and fun, stylish visuals.

Death Squared (Xbox One) - Available: July 16 - August 15
Another game that supports couch co-op, Death Squared slows things down but will nonetheless stress your brain as you try to wrap your head around ingenious puzzles, deadly traps, and other obstacles. Play with a friend or a loved one if you want to test your relationship.

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (Xbox One / Xbox 360) - Available July 1 - 15
Some days you just need to punch something. But not in the real world. That's bad and probably illegal, depending on the punchee. Thankfully, we've got video games like Virtua Fighter to let us take out our aggression, or show off our skills, in the realm of martial arts. But don't worry, everyone's still super impressed by your roundhouse.

Splinter Cell Conviction (Xbox One / Xbox 360) - Available: June 16 - 31
*movie trailer voice* Once, he worked for the government. Now, he's a fugitive from the people who trained him. Sam Fisher in... Splinter Cell Conviction. Okay, maybe I'm being a bit melodramatic, but so is this game, which sets up dear old Sam as a spy on the run from the super secret branch of the government that handled him previously. You want mystery, intrigue, and thrills? You want Conviction.

June 2018 free Games With Gold games

  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (Xbox One)
  • Smite Gold Bundle (Xbox One)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed  (Xbox One / Xbox 360) 
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Xbox One / Xbox 360)