Inside and Castlevania Headline July 2019’s Games With Gold Lineup

It’s a great month to be a Xbox Live Gold member – providing you don’t already own these games, of course.

Xbox One gamers with an active Gold membership (or indeed a Game Pass Ultimate membership) will get two new free games today, and two more to follow on 16th July.

The two Xbox One games are as follows:


  • Inside (1st July to 31st July)
  • Big Crown Showdown (16th July to 15th August)

And the two backwards compatible Xbox 360 games are:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1st to 15th July)
  • Meet the Robinsons (16th to 31st July)

Inside is from Playdead, the developer of Limbo. Released in 2016, it gained critical acclaim. Indeed, we ourselves gave it a 9/10, saying “Inside is a visually stunning, thought provoking, nigh impeccably designed game that offers anyone willing to experience it a truly clever and original experience that takes familiar concepts and almost literally turns them on their head.” High praise indeed.

Big Crown Showdown is an 4-player multiplayer game from independent developer Hyper Luminal Games that sees friends compete for glory in a range of wacky medieval-themed environments.

Meet the Robinsons is a Disney-published video game that ties into the film of the same name. And Castlevania: Symphony of the Night needs no explanation – but as one of the best games of all time, it’s a great excuse to revisit it. Or play it for the first time if you somehow haven’t done that yet.

Be sure to grab last month’s second Xbox One gameRivals of Aether, before 15th July if you haven’t yet.