PlayStation fired first yesterday with its batch of free games for next month, and now Xbox has returned fire. As always, gamers will be getting two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games absolutely free if they are a Gold member of Xbox Live.
As for what the free games are, just scroll down for the complete list along with descriptions straight from the Xbox website.
Massive Chalice ($19.99 ERP): Available from June 1-30 on Xbox One
First up, for Xbox One, we have the all-new Massive Chalice, from fan-favorite developer Double Fine Productions. An early Kickstarter success, Massive Chalice is a tactical strategy game set in an epic fantasy world. You step into the shoes of the Immortal Ruler, and your goal is to defeat a mysterious enemy known as the Cadence, in a war that will apparently last 300 years. Yes, that’s a pretty freakin’ long time, but you’ve got plenty of troops to command, marriages to forge, and bloodlines to uphold. An immortal’s gotta keep their multi-generation war machine fit and fresh, after all!
Pool Nation FX ($13.99 ERP): Available from June 1-30 on Xbox One
** This game has been available for several months now, so no description was provided. It’s a pool game, what more do you need to know!
Just Cause 2 ($14.99 ERP): Available from June 1-15 on Xbox 360
For Xbox 360, June sees the addition of Just Cause 2 to the lineup, which means players should prepare for oodles of acrobatic insanity. Equipped with a grappling hook, a bevy of weapons, as protagonist Rico Rodriguez you’re set loose on the fictional island nation of Panau in Southeast Asia to find and kill your one time friend and mentor. To accomplish that you’ll have to cause chaos and destruction, jump parachute-less from planes, take on entire armies single-handed, and disarm cruise missiles that are in-flight… and that’s if you stick to the story missions. In between you’re free to roam around the huge 400 square miles of rugged terrain with hundreds of weapons and vehicles to wreak havoc or just enjoy the view… right.
Thief ($29.99 ERP): Available from June 16-30 on Xbox 360
Games with Gold also provides a sneakier option in Thief, 2014’s first-person action-stealth caper. Step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivalled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loot and the best kept secrets: nothing is out of your reach. Explore the sick and troubled City, from its shady back alleys to the heights of its rooftops. Sneak through the streets, infiltrate heavily-guarded mansions and lurk in every dark corner… unnoticed and unsanctioned. Use Garrett’s arsenal to take down guards silently with your blackjack, use multiple arrow types to manipulate your environment and the enemies within them or use your newly acquired focus abilities to increase the effectiveness of your thieving skills. What kind of Master Thief will you be?
Alright, so compared to PlayStation’s free games I would say that things are pretty even for the month of June. Just Cause 2 is a fantastic game for the Xbox 360, and even Thief is an underrated game that I feel deserves another look from some people. I don’t know much about Massive Chalice, but from what I hear it’s something worth getting excited about.
Then there’s Pool Nation FX. Yeah… moving on!