Subscribers get free titles every month as part of the Xbox “Games with Gold” program. Microsoft is once again offering free games for July.
“Games with Gold” is part of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Users get, in addition to various other benefits also every month some selected games for free to download for a certain period of time. Now Microsoft has announced the free games for the month of July. atechbook reviews the titles.
The free Xbox games in July
In July, four video games are coming to Xbox as part of Games with Gold. As usual, this includes two titles for Xbox 360.
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Beasts of Maravilla Island (Series X/S, One)
Availability: July 1-31, 2022
In this beautiful 3D adventure, a young photographer finds herself on the titular island of Maravilla. As a player, you slip into her role to discover the magical environment and its inhabitants. Piece by piece, you discover the ecosystem – photographically as well.
On Metacritic, the game received mixed reviews. While everyone agrees that the game world is very beautifully and entertainingly designed, some note that the scope is quite small. Overall, it’s an entertaining adventure game that can be played through quickly.
Thrillville: Off the Tails (Series X/S, One, 360)
Availability: July 01-15, 2022
With “Thrillville: Off the Tails”, a game that was already released in 2007 comes to Xbox for free in the first half of July. In this case, the name says it all! 20 roller coasters present players with real challenges – even in multiplayer mode. It is also possible to design your own tracks and visit theme parks.
Overall, the game for the Xbox was rated quite well at Metacritic with 73 points. The nostalgic and entertaining minigame collection will definitely keep you entertained.
Relicta (Series X/S, One)
Availability: July 15-August 15, 2022.
“Relicta” is a real insider tip for puzzle fans. As a stranded physicist on a moon base, the player explores the environment. The aim is to cleverly apply basic physical laws such as magnetism and gravity in this game for the Xbox. In addition, there is a tragic background story to discover around the moon base.
With a Metascore of 78, this rather unknown title is a real recommendation. Among other things, the clever puzzles and the atmosphere of the game are praised.
Torchlight (Series X(S, One, 360).
Availability: July 16-31, 2022.
The biggest name in July’s list of free Xbox games is “Torchlight.” The award-winning hack-&-play RPG offers lots of fun in randomly generated dungeons. Killing enemies, exploring caves and finding rare items is a proven gameplay principle in this case. In addition, there is a thoroughly exciting frame story.
The Metascore for “Torchlight” is currently 81 – and rightly so. Diablo” fans will also get their money’s worth in this game. Pure nostalgia!
How to redeem the free Xbox games
If you want to download directly via the console, you will see a corresponding tile for Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the Xbox start page. In the menu behind it, the games are then available for download in the corresponding time period.
Otherwise, the “Games with Gold” titles are also available online. The free Xbox games are then stored in the menu item of the same name. If you click the button there, you can download them directly when you log in with your Xbox. However, it is necessary with both variants to deposit the credit card data, as with paid games. However, Microsoft will not charge you for the game during the corresponding period.