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Xbox Games with Gold July 2020: these are the free Xbox One games this month

Xbox Games with Gold
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Looking for the latest free Xbox Games with Gold titles? Then you've come to the right place. We're now in July, which means there's a whole new crop of free games to try out if you're an Xbox Live Gold member. 

One of the top benefits of being an Xbox Live Gold subscriber is definitely the fact that each new month brings you access to a fresh range of free games across the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms. Plus, if you’re an Xbox One owner, the backwards compatibility on offer means you get to take advantage of the Xbox 360 titles too.

Access to a new batch of games is a good way to test out the ones you wouldn't have usually played and splashed your cash on, whether because they're indie titles that slip under your radar or simply because you don’t have the funds to buy several games a month.

Even if you don’t have the console memory or the time to spare right now, we’d say it’s always worth claiming the new games that are on offer every month anyway, as you’ll then have free access to them for as long as you have an active Xbox Live account. So, without further ado, here's the Xbox Games with Gold for July 2020.

Xbox Games with Gold (July 2020)

WRC 8 (Available July 1 to July 31 on Xbox One)

As the official simulation of the World Rally Championships, WRC 8 gives you the chance to get behind the wheel and go off-road in all weather conditions on more than 100 tracks across 14 different countries. 

Dunk Lords (Available July 16 to August 15 on Xbox One)

Basketball beat 'em up isn't something you hear often enough in games. Dunk Lords is a two-on-two game that lets you battle on a variety of courts, showing off the unique skills and abilities of your character. You can either dribble to the top on your own in story mode or play with four friends. 

Saints Row 2

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Saints Row 2 (Available July 1 to July 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

The sequel to the hugely successful Saints Row, Saints Row 2 is an open-world game that offers true freedom. Explore, customize and cause chaos in Stilwater in your quest to restore the Saints to power and get vengeance. 

Juju (Available July 16 to July 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

Juju is a colorful classic platforming experience that sees you journey as the shaman panda, Juju, and their lizard sidekick to save the world and Juju's father. Expect vibrant, diverse levels and some intense big boss fights. 

Xbox Games with Gold (June 2020)

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Available June 1 to June 30 on Xbox One)

Shantae is back to save sequin land in this 2D platform adventure. This time, Shantae has lost her magic abilities and she's forced to team up with her nemesis, Risky Boots, if she's going to slay the monsters, lift the curse and get her magic back. 

Coffee Talk (Available June 16 to July 15 on Xbox One)

If Shantae's adventures sound a little full on for you, why not slow things down with Coffee Talk? In this smooth, slow-paced game you play a barista who serves coffee and conversations to their customers. Chat to a wide range of characters and become immersed in their stories throughout the course of the game. 

Coffee Talk

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Destroy All Humans! (Available June 1 to June 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

Destroy All Humans is an alien invasion game with a difference—you're the invader. Utilise all your alien weaponry to crush humanity and emerge victorious over Earth. 

Sine Mora (Available June 16 to June 30 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

Since Mora is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up that makes clever use of time to stand apart in its genre. With an engrossing story mode and a challenging arcade mode it has something to appeal to everyone. 

Xbox Games with Gold (May 2020)

V-Rally 4 (Available May 1 to May 31 on Xbox One)

Looking for something a little more wild and rugged than the standard oval track? Try V-Rally 4. With a choice of more than 50 customisable cars you can enjoy off-road racing in locations around the world. 

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor—Martyr (Available May 16 to June 15 on Xbox One)

Jump into the dark and dangerous Warhammer universe as the Inquisitor, the Imperium of Man's most powerful agent. You can go it alone or team up with up to 4 team members in the fight against the Chaos Gods.

Warhammer 40,000

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Sensible World of Soccer (Available May 1 to May 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

Fed up with FIFA? Maybe try this 90s classic. Sensible World of Soccer is a football sim that lets you manage a wide range of clubs from all over the world. 

Overlord II (Available May 16 to May 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

Sequel to the popular action RPG Overlord, Overlord II sees the Minions return for more destructive fun. If you've always fancied that you'd do quite well as an evil Overlord hell-bent on being all powerful, this is your chance to prove it. 

Xbox Games with Gold (April 2020)

Project Cars 2 (Available April 1 to April 30 on Xbox One)

Go fast in more than 180 vehicles on 140 tracks in Project Cars 2. With dynamic weather, a wide variety of track surfaces (from ice to mud and plenty in between) and several game modes Project Cars 2 is a great way to get behind the wheel and have as much fun as possible. 

Knights of Pen and Paper bundle (Available April 16 to May 15 on Xbox One)

Feel like a retro adventure? Then this pixel-art turn-based RPG could be just what you're looking for. It's a little meta, asking you to take on the role of in-game players who are in turn playing their characters in a pen-and-paper RPG, but offers a lot of fun. 

Project CARS 2

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Fable Anniversary (Available April 1 to April 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

Fable Anniversary is the definitive edition of the first game in the hugely successful Fable franchise. Become a hero and forge your path, whether you choose the side of good or evil is entirely up to you but you have to be prepared to live with the consequences. 

Toybox Turbos (Available April 16 to April 30 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)

If Project Cars 2 is just a little too much realism for you there's always Toybox Turbos. With 35 vehicles, 18 tracks and 6 modes of play this is unlikely to be a toy you get bored of quickly. 

Xbox Games with Gold (March 2020)

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) (Available March 1 to 31 on Xbox One)

A new Batman adventure about battling the criminals of Gotham. Make alliances, take part in deceptions and deal with the return of the Riddler.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Available March 16 to April 15 on Xbox One)

There's lots of crime in Sequin Land but Shantae can save the day! In this 2-D platformer, you can send monsters flying using Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack or transform into powerful creatures using her magical Belly Dance. 

Batman: The Enemy Within

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Available March 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360)

Drac is back. Help Dracula return to his famous castle to regain his old powers to defeat Satan. This game takes place in both medieval and modern times.

Sonic Generations (Available March 16 to 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360)

Thrown back in time by a mysterious new power, interact with some very familiar characters from the past including a younger version of Sonic himself.

Xbox Games with Gold (February 2020)

TT Isle of Man (Available February 1 to 29 on Xbox One)

A turbo-charged motorcyle racing game set in... the idyllic countryside of the Isle of Man, following the 37.73 mile track of the annual 'Tourist Trophy' race. If you don't ride a motorcycle, this is the closest to that race you're going to get.

Call of Cthulhu (Available February 16 to March 15 on Xbox One)

Based on the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name, this H. P. Lovecraft-inspired tale  promises "cosmic horror and creeping madness" as you investigate a murder on (once again) an isolated island – but presumably not the Isle of Man.

Fable Heroes

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Fable Heroes (Available February 1 to 15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One)

This spin-off of the Fable series replaces branching narratives and exploration for a relatively lightweight hack-and-slash adventure titles. If you're missing Albion, this may be where you get your fix.

Star Wars Battlefront (Available February 16 to 29 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One)

An Xbox 360 classic, Star Wars Battlefront sees you plunge into galactic warfare with military skirmishes from across the first six Star Wars movies – though you won't be able to play online, sadly.

Xbox Games with Gold (January 2020)

Styx: Shards of Darkness (Available January 1 to 31 on Xbox One)

A stealth adventure and fantasy title where you take on the role of a goblin thief in a city of Dark Elves, acting as the sequel to the classic Styx: Master of Shadows.

Batman: The Telltale Series (Available January 16 to February 15 on Xbox One)

A collection of all five episodes in Telltale's narrative take on the caped crusader – and a great refresher in the Telltale style ahead of the resurrected developer's upcoming new releases.

Tekken 6

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Tekken 6 (Available January 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360)

This side-facing fighting game may be a bit long in the tooth now – having come out in 2007, and since handed the baton to the more recent Tekken 7 – but it's a neat slice of history in Bandai Namco's long-running franchise.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Available January 16 to 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360)

Exactly what it sounds like. Take the Lego brick road through the original three Star Wars films, from A New Hope to Return of the Jedi.

Xbox Games with Gold (December 2019)

Insane Robots

Available December 1 to December 31 on Xbox One

A cutesy card-based battling game that sees you knocking the cogs off other robots in intense one-on-one matches. Single player as well as local and online competitive play.

Jurassic World Evolution

Available December 16 to January 15 on Xbox One

A theme park simulator set in the Jurassic World reboot, with all the dinosaur breeding, maintenance and damage control you could hope for. It's not the deepest example of the business sim, but the variety of dinosaur species – and the thrill of watching them escape and wreak havoc – makes this a notable inclusion in this month's list.

Toy Story 3

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Toy Story 3

Available December 1 to 15 on Xbox One Xbox 360

Toy Story 3! The movie! But a game! This Pixar tie-in title charts the attempt to escape from Sunnyside daycare by Andy's loveable collection of toys – with an additional sandbox mode ('Toy Box') that lets you customize your own town for the toys to wander.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD

Available December 16 to December 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

A sequel to the 3D reboot of the beloved Castlevania series, this title received mixed reviews, but still offers a fix of castle exploration and gothic horror to tide you over until the third season of the Castlevania Netflix show.