Got Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate? Then you’ll soon be able to get your hands on July’s Xbox Games With Gold titles.
But will you want to pick up the Xbox Games With Gold titles that are on offer this July? That’s the question, given how variable some of the Games With Gold offerings have been. Yes, Xbox Game Pass nets you new games on the day of release, but Xbox Games With Gold titles are typically nowhere near as fresh.
Yes, you’re paying for the ability to play Xbox games online, so the four games that arrive each month are a bonus. And, unlike Game Pass, once you’ve claimed a game, you can play it any time you still have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
And this month? This month’s offerings are.. okay. The four games are:
Beasts of Maravilla Island (Xbox One): Available July 1 to 31
Relicta (Xbox One): Available July 16 to August 15
Thrillville: Off the Rails (Xbox 360): Available July 1 to 15
Torchlight (Xbox 360): Available July 16 to 31
We haven’t dabbled in Beasts of Maravilla Island, which casts you as an adventure-seeking wildlife photographer, but we did quite enjoy puzzle game Relicta, even if we thought the puzzles went on a bit too long.
You might enjoy Thrillville: Off the Rails if you’re a fan of theme-park management games, but with Planet Coaster available on console, it’s not exactly top of the pile. Torchlight is also work a look if you’re a fan of dungeon-crawlers – we described Torchlight III as “the best Diablo-like game that isn’t Diablo.”
So, for four “free” titles, they’re worth checking out but they’re not exactly going to set your world on fire. Maybe next month’s line-up will be slightly more impressive. And if you’ve not claimed them yet, you’ve only got one more day to nab Raskulls and Aven Colony from June’s line-up.