If you happen to be an Xbox Live Games with Gold subscriber, then surely the end of each month is a time that you love. After all, that is when you can cash in your paycheque, and after paying off your tithes, rent, all the different bills, insurance payments, essential items, and setting aside the monthly budget for food, whatever's left over might be put aside for entertainment and recreations. Games for your Xbox might fall under that category, although one can also look forward to the free titles that accompany the Xbox Live Games with Gold subscription.
First of all, Games with Gold July 2016 games are now ready and waiting to be downloaded on the Xbox One and Xbox 360, but before you go ahead, you might want to check through this curated list to see whether anything piques your interest and slants according to your personal gaming preference.
June 30 happened to be the final day where fans were able to obtain classic titles such as XCOM: Enemy Unknown as well as Goat Simulator, and those have been officially replaced. Gold members can now go ahead with the download of The Banner Saga 2, and this occasion also marks the very first time the title debuted on the Xbox One platform. Some trivia: "The Banner Saga" is one of those titles that stepped into the limelight some years back because of King's Candy Crush Saga that wanted to own the rights to the word "Saga".
The Banner Saga 2 is best described this way, "Launching into Games with Gold, This epic, story-based, role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a breaking world. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources, and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure your Viking clans make it through alive. Accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory. Discover why this award-winning adventure took the indie gaming world by storm."
If you are still rocking to an Xbox 360, then you can always enjoy Rainbow Six Vegas 2, while being a little bit more patient and let the clock tick by this month will see you being able to download a copy of Tron: Evolution. These titles are available as free downloads for a limited time only, where qualifying paid Xbox Live Gold members from all markets will benefit as long as Xbox Live is available in your region.
As for "The Crew", that title will remain downloadable until the clock runs out on July 15, where it will see its replacement, Tumblestone, arrive, being another new release for Xbox fans. Tumblestone has been cited to be "a new competitive indie puzzler from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild. Inspired by beloved classics like Tetris and Puyo Puyo, and adding a story mode, arcade modes, and exciting multiplayer game modes leaves you wanting to play more."
It is interesting to note that selections for Games with Gold July for Xbox One is very special, since both will be making their debuts on the next-gen console without having qualified gamers fork out a single penny for hours of quality entertainment on end.
Both Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 and Tron: Evolution can also be played on the Xbox One thanks to the Backward Compatibility program.