May 30th 2014 9:56 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for June 2014

Next month, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to a total of five free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. As Head of Xbox Phil Spencer recently announced, June’s system update will debut Games with Gold on Xbox One, with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault. We will announce specific dates that these games will be available soon.

  
On Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold members will receive a bonus third title in June to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Games with Gold. Starting Sunday, June 1st, Dark Souls (normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through June 15th.

Then on June 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download two titles, Charlie Murder (normally US $9.99) and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (normally US $29.99) , for free through June 30th.

    

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. 







Games with Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • RicardoDawkins

    WELL…looks like my queue will be some Dark Souls added…

  • baconcheeswhiz89

    awesome sauce

  • baconcheeswhiz89

    dark souls and street fighter awww yes, i thought it was only for xbox one lol

  • Raul Rangel

    SMH! I ALREADY HAVE THESE GAMES!

    • BooBee

      I wonder if the first month for Xbox One gold will be those games. I remember when the program was originally announced last year they had, I think, Halo put up as “a game” but on the first month it wasn’t available. They fine print was that the game would eventually come up for free, not that it was the first game coming up. So I’m not getting too excited for the first titles mentioned for Xbox One.

      This does mean our HD’s will fill up faster so that external drive update couldn’t come at a more perfect time.

      • Raul Rangel

        First game was Fable 3 but yes the fine print said would eventually come for free lol This one does say June games.

  • B00ME

    So it sounds like we’ll have to wait for the June update for the X1 games to be free. Hopefully it’s at the beginning of the month and not the last week of June.

    Looking forward to all the games though, first time since the program started that I don’t have any of the games being offered on the 360.

    • Death Dealer

      It should be soon. There was just a beta update a few days ago to fix a few issues and things are running smoothly now.

    • StormRaging

      We’ve been testing the June update for a bit now. I’m guessing it’s because they want to get this one out early June. I’m going to guess that barring any issues, it will come out the day of the E3 presentation.

      • http://summified.com/ Ry L

        Just out of curiosity…when you’re in the beta program, can you game or chat with others who aren’t?

        • StormRaging

          IIRC yes you can, chat I mean. You can game with everyone. I think it would have to be a huge change in the way they do things network wise to stop gaming between update and non update. I think they only time you cannot is when they release new audio codecs and such but I think that only applies to private chats which would now be party chats.

  • TonyLN

    Wow – that is really awesome… Best GwG yet.

  • Death Dealer

    Thank You MS!
    I can really recommend Dark Souls. It took me me 170 hours and 2 controllers (shoulder button gave out, did not throw it when I really wanted to) to reach 1000GS, but it was sooo worth it.
    For only $15 we also get Ultra Street Fighter 4 out of it as DLC, which is great.

    • beardyman3218

      I have never played dark souls. Should I order some controllers now?

      • Death Dealer

        Oh yes, “Prepare to die”…of frustration.

  • x$NIPERx

    Ohhhhhh yeeeeaaaaahhh!!!!

  • LysanderM

    Hallelujah!!! Big step for XBL (at last) This doesn’t mean XBL is better or worse from PSN, no need to make a comparison. BUT keep raising the quality up, OK?
    Otherwise good things won’t be remembered… Well Thanks

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      this means xbl is now on par with psn in some ways. psn still has killer discounts on games every week though that ms needs to catch up to.

      • http://summified.com/ Ry L

        If I recall, they also announced that X1 will have some deep discounts in a VIP area for gold members…We’ll see next month!

        • beardyman3218

          I believe that starts in June as well, am I correct in thinking its not deals of the week but deals with gold?

  • Thomas Elliott

    Can we add the Xbox One games to our account even if we don’t have an Xbox One (yet)?

    • Dylan

      You should through the Xbox website. By purchasing them when they are free, should add to your account.

      • http://ryan.snook.us/ Snook

        Xbox One is different, they are not permanently attached to your account as a purchase.

    • Death Dealer

      Xbox(dot)com allows it but I don’t entirely know if you need to have a console registered though for the Xbox One games to finish the “purchase”.

    • Michael Burden

      I don’t believe so. If you read the fine print when they announced it, it says the game must be DOWNLOADED during the designated window. This is different from the 360 where you can queue the download but not finish it until later.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    cool.

  • todd Wright

    In Phil we trust

  • Michael Shelburne

    So pumped!

  • ElektroDragon

    Too bad I already own all but Charlie and SSFIV. But hey, they’re FINALLY starting to get up there with Plus. Good job! Please offer Crimson Dragon next.

  • Harold Rivera

    Dont you think that is stupid to give SSF4 AE, at the end when the ultra edition is coming for digital release on june 4th.

    • vai_levar_no_cu

      suppose they hope that people upgrade to ultra

    • Michael Burden

      Actually it is pretty smart since you can upgrade the Arcade Edition to the Ultra one. People with the free version may be likely to pay for the upgrade.

      • Harold Rivera

        Yes but it would be better if It was available June 1st than 16th, by the way ps3 version of ultra(digital) has issues so those who pre ordered it on 360 may have the same issues, such as the game unable to start and losing your previously bought DLC just a heads up.

    • x$NIPERx

      No, I think it’s stupid to even bother making another SSF4 game with the word turbo or ultra added to it. It’s a dirty way to milk and trick the loyal gamer in buying the same game over again. This is why Capcom is on it’s way out.

      • Professor Oak

        I thought it was that they keep cancelling Mega Man games…

  • deadbox102

    Nice. I’m off Sunday and will have time to play.

  • Jim Charette

    Dark Souls is my favorite game of all time!!! Too bad I already own 3 copies of the game but I’m glad it’s coming to GwG so others can experience this masterpiece of a game

    • deadbox102

      Get it and trade the other copies.

    • x$NIPERx

      What you need with 3 copies? Does Dark Souls support system link?

      • Gazza!!!

        It may be to cover him for any rage dish snapping incident.

  • goob0t

    Does anyone know if i can add an xbox one game to my account even if i didn’t get an xbox one yet, so that way i can download it when i do get one?

    • Modroneman

      yes

  • http://destroyedcontroller.blogspot.com Nintendo Tim

    I don’t yet have an Xbox One, but I will in the future (later this year, hopefully). I’ve got a question for GfG with the X1: can I “purchase” these games via the web store so they’re linked to my account, then when I do get an X1, I can just queue the games to my download queue?

    I hate to be “that guy” and make the comparison, but I do know browsing games on the PlayStation web store under PS+ can be purchased so they are tagged to your account, then downloaded later. I frequent the web store of PlayStation, but have never used the web store for Xbox (despite having a 360 for years). Is this possible?

    • x$NIPERx

      You sure can! From the xbox dot com site of course. I’ve purchased a few XB1 games from the site with my account/gamertag and was able to download them later on from my XB1.

      • Hapolo

        But I think that’s because your XB1 is already linked to your account isn’t it? I too make all my purchases from xbox dot com and they download to my 360. However, I still do not own an XB1, I don’t know if I will be able to download the free games without a linked console…

        • Shomberlon

          All I can say is try it on the day. Hopefully it’ll let you.

  • Modroneman

    already have Dark Souls and Charlie Murder. More reasons to play my Xbox One is ok with me! I’ll take SFIVAE too!

  • ImTheMetalLord

    Yea it looks like if you don’t have the X1 you can’t get the free games “ahead of time” because it says you have to download the game during the free period in order to have access to it.

    • Mike

      You won’t be able to download it from the site like 360?

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Only way to download it is if you have the X1…even if you set it up from the site it will never really download. Just reading the small print on it all.

  • avi

    superb list of games

  • Rafik Bouchaala

    We will announce specific dates that these games will be available soon.

    Yeah, knowing Microsoft, we will get system update in like 17th june :P
    I don’t know why they need a system update to give gold members free games, I was looking forward to start playing Max this sunday…

    • http://summified.com/ Ry L

      Man, life is really hard sometimes. :)

      • Rafik Bouchaala

        watch them release update on 20th, they don’t even know when’s the update will be ready and we are at 30th May LOL… Give me a break man, why they say beginning June xbox one will get free games with gold like the xbox 360, that made it sound like both consoles will get free games at the same time. There was no mention of needing a system update to get the games… Yes I’m disappointed because I wanted to play Max this Sunday (no work, plenty of time) but man this is Microsoft, always late to the party :)

        • Mike

          It’s free. Stop your complaining.

          • Rafik Bouchaala

            As a costumer, I have all the rights in the world to complain :P I know they owe me nothing but when I’m disappointed nothing gonna stop me from expressing my feelings. If it wasn’t for people complaining and sony selling more consoles like 2 ps4 for each xbox one, games with gold on x1 and many other things would never came.

    • Ross Kemp

      1st world problems right there son .

    • Bob101910

      It will probably be during their E3 presentation.

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    So damn awesome. I always wanted Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Halo Spartan Assault, and Max the curse of the brotherhood. Great month.

    • GamerResentment

      Spartan assault wasn’t fun from the demo at least to me. Skipping it since I don’t have an X1. Hope you enjoy it though!

  • theP33Kdude

    I love it when stuff I already bought goes free….. I guess that is the pains of being an early adapter.

    • Brad

      More like a ‘beta tester’

      • Jedi Dna

        Is BF4 on GWG? :)

  • Professor Oak

    First time I ever bought something on sale digital then it goes free. CURSE YOU DARK SOULS!

  • deadbox102

    I’ll take em all.

  • usrev

    there we go finally GwG starts getting good, now let me “purchase” the games without a credit card on my account.

    • Matt Reptar

      “Purchase” them on your console then.

  • Daphoid

    I *just* bought spartan assault this week for $10 >_<

    • David Drummond

      Wow, that’s not good. They actually announced it being games with Gold earlier this month. Sorry you missed that :(

      • Daphoid

        Yeah. It is what it is though. I might have even seen that announcement and then forgotten about it. Luckily it was $10 versus a $70 game now free for gold members.

        I still haven’t played it either, perhaps I’ll drum up some friends this weekend to join in :)

        • Tidosho

          Or you could simply go on Xbox Live Chat and request a refund! Tell them the game doesn’t run right, they will refund you. I did it with Sleeping Dogs, it was on offer a week before it was free with GwG, I was pissed off but they refunded me!

  • ImTheMetalLord

    Obviously you didn’t read this thread from the beginning first and realize that I was addressing many other questions regarding this and the misinformation that was being said and I thought by posting this I could clear up how I read it to be.

  • kaZHo͞oəltē

    Some people are saying that the free games you get on Games with Gold for the Xbox One will only be available so long as you have an gold subscription.
    Is that true/confirmed anywhere? or is it just false rumors?..
    Personally I would hate to see a subscription base around the free games we download, I hate that about Playstation Plus, which is why I don’t use it.

    • SBVIPER

      They’ve already stated that Yes, you have to have a active gold membership on the Xbox One in order to have access to the free games. But on the 360, once you’ve obtained the games, you can still play them if your membership expires.

    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      Why? Its just a fancy rental model and they HAVE to make the money somehow.

      I have gotten HUGE value out of Playstation Plus, trying many games I would never have thought to otherwise.

      • kaZHo͞oəltē

        Yeah that would be a good reason.
        My only worry is that it will be like PS+. Playstation plus has been using that model for a long time, yet it is mostly providing indie games on the PS4.. I don’t want to see the same thing happen with Xbox One, because I rather have old triple A games than constant indies. Nothing wrong with having some indies here and there or even once a month, I like indies but I don’t want to see Xbox getting 2 indies a month like the PS4 has been lately while people claim this model is to help get new and better games.

        • Alex_Atkin_UK

          Well there ARE no old triple A games for next-gen though are there. It was only logical it would start with smaller indie titles and move onto earlier retail titles after a year or so.

          What went wrong with PS+ though was Drive Club being delayed. It was a good opportunity to offer an extended demo/cut down version that is better value than indie but not quite a fully triple A. That said, I have enjoyed several of the PS4 titles and Trine 2 is coming which despite being indie is the quality of a retail title.

          People need to get past the perception than indie = bad. The triple A developers of today were almost ALL indies once, and in some cases there games were better then than they are now. ;)

          • kaZHo͞oəltē

            Well there are quite a few options.. there’s COD: Ghost, BF4, NFS: Rivals, NBA 2K14, AC4, Fifa14, and these are just the games that came during launch.
            As I mentioned, nothing wrong with indies.. but if we do get indies, I hope to see the good indie games like Starbound, Hotline Miami, etc. and not some random bottom of the barrel platformers never heard of before.
            I won’t worry about it too much, Microsoft has always had good indies in the arcade back on the 360, so I will be optimistic about it and hope it doesn’t follow the path PS4 is taking atm.

          • Dylan

            What, you don’t want to play Transistor?

            It’s a trend, quality developers and games are not coming to the platform, and not due to exclusive rights either.
            Microsoft needs to buck the trend, truly change their ways, to get the dev’s on their side again.

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            Like I said, you can’t expect them to release games only 6 months old, I wouldn’t expect those until at LEAST a year after launch. I believe the average age of PSN+ games are more than 2 years old.

            To each his own, but I think the PS4 selection has been okay. Not fantastic, but that is because there literally hasn’t been any fantastic indie games released on PS4 yet. (although I’m a big Pinball Arcade fan myself)

    • Lucas Sanches Cestari

      You need xbox live gold to download them, but after the download, the game will be yours forever, independent if you have xbox live gold or not

      • Jedi Dna

        No it won’t! Yours forever only on GWG for the 360. For the One GWG is just like PS+, a rental.

      • Jacob Rael

        Not true lucas, on xbox one you will have to have xbox live gold to keep the games

    • Jedi Dna

      Thats true and confirmed. GWG on X1 will be a rental just like PS+.
      I don’t blame then. Thats exacly what people where asking in this exact same forum!

  • Msdos Exe

    Go, Xbox!

  • mauszx

    Fighters Within and Lococycle.

    • Peter

      Lc I think is a given as its been on sale before as well as far as cd or fw I dunno. Both havent sold that well especially fw

      • Tidosho

        LocoCycle was indeed on sale on Xbox One and 360 for £9.99, in fact I’m 99% sure it was a permanent price reduction :) They reduced it when it launched for 360 after the One. I got it on both, it’s a fun game, just ignore all the racist comments flying around, just because a Mexican is being pulled behind I.R.I.S in the game.

      • mauszx

        I was joking, Fighters Within was a horrible game and everyone knows that.

  • http://www.Bl4ckSh33p.de/ Bl4ckSh33p

    Somehow you always manage to make games Free I bought a few weeks ago. ;D

    • Ash2X

      Yeah…but I really expected LocoCycle,Crimson Dragon and Power Star Golf to be the first ones which weren´t worth the 20 Bucks they started with :D

    • http://summified.com/ Ry L

      You should stop buying games…you’ll be getting free games every month now..

  • Rafik Bouchaala

    This generation no one will buy any indie/small game, because they will become free eventually :D

    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      It hasn’t happened that way on Playstation Plus. Sure SOME people will wait, but if you really want a game then buying it makes sense. It also means you can let your subscription run out and still play the game.

  • Death Dealer

    Looking at it better now. This is actually pretty genius MS. If you can only download them during the window and not afterwards anymore (but still playable with Gold), it probably means you can get better deals with publishers than the competition as you can define a set number of “sales” to give away more clearly. On PSN+ people can essentially redownload whenever they want once it’s put on their queue.
    If at some point you have enough content, you could do a game a week.
    It will also have people going for additional external storage more quickly if they run out of space. Any Xbox branded external (correctly priced this time please) hard drives in the making?

    • Ash2X

      Why should they? The Prices in the Stores from other Companys HDD are unbeatable – it whould just be more expensive for MS and for you.

      • Death Dealer

        Oh yes, definitely, but there’s always someone that buys them.

    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      If you can only download them during the Window then I disagree, Microsoft are stupid.

      I deliberately upgraded to Gold again so I could build-up a collection of games in advance so that in say 12 months I will have a good excuse to spend the money on an Xbox One. If this is not the case then well done Microsoft for getting another 12 months Gold out of me for nothing (at least there will probably be one or two 360 games worth having but I wasn’t bothered about that) but you destroyed the one thing that was making me consider getting an Xbox One.

      Paying for Gold in order to build up a games library ahead of getting the console I can do, rushing to buy an Xbox One now to avoid missing out on (unknown games library), nope.

      • Death Dealer

        It’s actually stupid that people think MS would be allowing such a thing with newer games in the first place from now on, it’s exactly what the industry doesn’t want and was possible on the Xbox 360 because there was no rental option for games. This model, which isn’t exactly renting either, could actually allow for newer games than PSN+ being available if MS are willing to fork out for them. At this point they could very well do it with a lower install base and with a growing one, could sustain it, giving people the need to buy the Xbox One if they want all the games.

        There is no ownership with this anyway, neither on PSN+ and MS has the right to pull these games from your list at any moment they desire. Some games disappear from the IGC after a while as well and we know from Steam statistics for example that impulse buys are not played in a significantly large percentage. You’d probably never play those games after a year either.

        Besides, I already mentioned it. It’s actually a model where it’makes more sense to revisit previous deals. Miss out now and you’ll probably get another chance later on.

        • Alex_Atkin_UK

          Games do NOT disappear from IGC once you have redeemed them, it counts as an open-ended rental that lasts as long as your PSN+ subscription.

          I actually had over a years gap between my first PSN+ subscription (the hacking apology) and a paid one. I deleted them after the 30 day trial ran out. I re-downloaded them again over a year later when I finally decided to permanently subscribe, they all work.

          I redeem PSVita and PS3 games all the time despite not having enough space to download them. They will still be available later when I can free the space, I expected Microsoft to do the same as its a logical way to do it.

          I always intended to get both consoles eventually but haven’t seen anything compelling enough for Xbox One to warrant the price. Twelve months worth of back catalog Games with Gold titles would almost certainly have made it worthwhile.

      • RodoDavidBandaA

        Sony tambien implementara lo mismo que Microsoft, se dara una ventana de tiempo para descargar los juegos que otorguen en el mes ;)

  • Mikael Soltaniha

    Nice =]

  • follower117

    Ok i have to give it to xbox, this is a great step. I mean we are not at the same level than ps but we are getting there.

    • Jacob Rael

      Ps is a rental service on ps3 stop comparing them

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        xbox is going to start doing that too. rentals are awesome though. i don’t understand the hate.

      • http://summified.com/ Ry L

        X360 should stay the same, though X1 GWG is moving to a rental-type system as well.

        • Jacob Rael

          Xbox one should be like that, all the games are too new to just let people keep them

  • Abdullah

    The only game I kinda like from those 5 is SSFIVAE

  • Nick King

    I’ll be grabbing all the free Xbox One games regardless, be good to have a good selection of games to access from the dashboard.

  • Rajan Kinkhede

    Dark Souls and Street Fighter! You, my good sir, just made my day. Cheers…

  • abugray

    Can i get XBOX ONE GWG games in Russia throw web browser? Because Russian XBOX ONE Release only in september? I want get GWG fames throw browser and download them in september with release XBOX ONE in my country.

    • Digiadam

      Hey guess what? You don’t have to type Xbox One IN ALL CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Imagine that!!!

    • Jedi Dna

      Why bother? GWG on X1 is a rental just like PSN!

      • Lucas Sanches Cestari

        You need xbox live gold to download them, but after the first download, the game will be yours forever, independent if you have xbox live gold or not

        • Dylan

          They changed that. That’s not true anymore.

          • Jedi Dna

            .

          • Dylan

            Xbox One will now have a subscription based GWG system.

            http://majornelson com/2014/05/13/delivering-more-choices-for-fans/

          • Lucas Sanches Cestari

            Can you give me the source? if they really did that,psn will be better than xbox live again…

          • Dylan

            http://majornelson com/2014/05/13/delivering-more-choices-for-fans/

          • Lucas Sanches Cestari

            Well… Psn is winning again at the start, microsoft should have started with Tomb Raider and Forza 5, Because… both of those games that will be for GwG is really bad for a start, because both of them you will play the campaign and after you finish, the game will get boring and you will never play again…, Well… at least for Halo:Spartan assault

        • Jedi Dna

          not on xbox one. Is just like that only on the 360

      • abugray

        Russia xbox live website don’t have xbox one store, only 360.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      In Russia, GWG gets you for free.

  • Mr&Mrs Ninja

    Mr Ninja: 5 free games in 1 month?! FLIPPIN’ SWEET!

  • Synklare

    Dark Souls is a fantastic game although it won’t be for everybody. Already purchased DS again during the Ultimate Game Sale earlier during the year but I’m looking forward to grabbing the other two games!

  • Monsterous Rage

    why not Tomb Raider, or any game that has been out in the last 6 months? Sony does it, why can’t you? and Xbox One doesn’t count, every game on that system is 6 months old you don’t have a choice. I see what your competition (Sony) can give away, its time to step up to the plate and stop giving us games that are ready for the crpyt

    • Dylan

      NBA 2k14 this month on PS+.

      Still think this is a good selection for GWG though.

    • Jacob Rael

      Because on the ps3 you are renting games

      • Monsterous Rage

        if you looked at my previous comment you would see someone already said that, You have to have a gold membership to aquire these “free” games, and I would rather “rent” games that are amazing then “own” garbage. but owning isn’t free, you still need a membership to download them……. its no different then sony. only difference, game quality

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      max isn’t that old and dark souls needed a boost to show people how good that game is. i have all the games above except for max but looking back on the track record of gwg this is a great start to catching up.

      • Monsterous Rage

        my point was that Sony gives away blockbuster games that are current, at the time they were releaesed, here are a few on that list BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider,(the new one not the top down one xbox released) 2 brothers, Grid 2, Batman Arkham City, and what do we get from Xbox? Street fighter……… come on….

        • http://summified.com/ Ry L

          You need to understand that PS+ is rental. They give out top games because they’re aren’t for keeps. On 360, you keep them forever. That is the most likely reason why games are older/less popular. X1 is now doing a more rental type system, so I expect the game selections to get better (on X1).

          Even still, if they were all current popular games, you’ll just get complainers saying they already own them (duh, they’re popular games). People will complain either way.

          • Monsterous Rage

            where is the logic in that statement, you have to pay for a gold membership to be part of the program, so to get the free games you need to pay for the service. And if thats true that xb will be switching over to the rental then thats good news, but again sony gives away better games, the steps that xb took to give away free games was to compete. So far they are losing this competition. I own all the consoles I’m not a fanboy but because I own them all, each with its pros and cons. I can tell you that xb needs to do better then this………

  • Kravex

    I wonder if Xbox One Update Preview users can download the Xbox One games on the 1st July?

    • ImTheMetalLord

      Did you mean June 1st?

      Don’t think so since they have to make the games available as well.

      • Kravex

        Yeah, June, I’ll correct that.

  • Sanpei

    This is what we wanted to see…Great games !

  • OVERKILLAZAULT

    thank you thank you thank you

  • Abdullah

    Why is dark souls region locked

    • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

      Exactly – I cannot download it! And that’s the first time ever with GwG games. :-(

  • マリオ

    I was thinking that since AE was the extra game it would be free straightaway. Glad I still have my disc copy of AE. The USF4 update comes out Wednesday.

 

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