Microsoft announced July’s free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on July 1, Inside and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will be free with the subscription. Then, on July 16, Big Crown: Showdown and Meet the Robinsons can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the Xbox 360 titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn’t matter if you’re still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
Launched in mid-2016, is Playdead’s spiritual successor to its 2010 game Limbo. It picked up a ton of awards in 2016 and 2017, many of them for art, design and independent games categories.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Dracula’s castle has risen again and it’s up to you to save the world from the nocturnal threat in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. In this 2-D adventure/RPG platformer, battle the forces of evil, upgrade your armor and stats, and solve the mystery of what became of the previous hero, Richter Belmont. Solid non-linear gameplay and multiple endings make this cult classic a must-play.
Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons was quite a popular film that premiered in 2007. This is the tie-in game. The plot revolves around a family’s whacky time-travel exploits. However, as is always the case, things don’t go according to plan.
Big Crown: Showdown
Unlike the aforementioned games, we haven’t played Big Crown: Showdown. According to the developer, the title requires friends to compete in four-player local and online multiplayer combat, set over three wacky worlds full of medieval shenanigans.
Kindly reminder that you still have time to download June offerings Earth Defense Force 2017 and NHL 19. Rivals of Aether is available for Xbox One users until July 15.