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July’s Xbox Games With Gold are pure classics

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Juky GWG

I’ve got a whole new interest in Microsoft’s current Games With Gold promotion on Xbox platforms. Primarily because I’m hoping that a few Xbox 360 gems will be getting some backwards compatibility on Xbox One and will in turn make me feel like less of an idiot for giving my entire box of old-gen games to my brother-in-law.

ANYWAY. Here’s what’s on the way next month, in the program:

Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag


July 2015 will see the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag via Games with Gold for Xbox One, for the entire month.

This critically-acclaimed, swashbuckling adventure set during the Golden Age of Pirates puts players in the shoes boots of Edward Kenway, a pirate captain trained by Assassins.

Gamers sail the high seas in the dreaded Jackdaw in search of adventure and treasure while embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. assassin and pirate, as he sails the seas – exploring, taking prizes, and discovering the secrets of ancient civilizations.

So Many Me


In the all-new puzzle-focused platformer So Many Me, blob-shaped clones with different abilities take on an ancient, evil by leveraging their ever-so-slightly different mutations.

This game is about thinking laterally, looking cute, and asking yourself the key existential questions: Who are you? Why are there so many of me? And how can I get more of these sweet costumes?

You get dozens of levels, hundreds of puzzles, thousands of ways to solve them. You’ll need to have good thumbstick skills and a sharp mind to take this one down!

Xbox 360

Plants vs. Zombies


We’re sure you’ve already heard of the original Plants vs. Zombies by PopCap Games. It’s only the multi-award-winning tower defense game to beat all tower defense games.

The amazing title pretty much says it all: A bunch of not-too-frightening zombies are attacking a house, and that house has a garden in front of it. In that garden, you can plant a variety of different flowers, veggies, trees, nuts, you name it.

The point is, they all have different powers, and they all really hate zombies. So plan correctly, use your limited resources to stop those pesky zombies from reaching your back door, and learn a thing or two about green thumbs while you’re at it.

Gears of War 3


It may be more of an evolution than a revolution, but it’s one that takes the series’ tried-and-tested mechanics, tightens and refines them until they’re almost faultless. Gears of War has a reputation for being a big, dumb shooter – though it’s obvious its designers are anything but.

There’s some very clever design required There’s no doubt this is the best Gears of War game, and one of the best exclusives available on the Xbox 360.

It’s not a bad selection. Not a bad one at all. In fact those are some rather damn good games, although you’ve most likely already played them because of said quality. Gears Of War 3 is my personal highlight on that list, as it’s easily the best game in the series.

It’s also the only game in the series that got my eyeballs to start malfunctioning. Dammit Dom, why’d you have to do that, huh? DOM NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Last Updated: June 26, 2015


  1. Damn, if only I didn’t add a bunch of games to my Steam backlog


  2. Lord Chaos

    June 26, 2015 at 07:38

    Damn, if only I didn’t add a bunch of games to my Steam backlog


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 26, 2015 at 07:44

      I resisted everything during the Steam & GOG sales… then last night I saw GOG release Terra Nova. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      • Lord Chaos

        June 26, 2015 at 07:50

        I still had $40 left in my Steam wallet, so I got games I wanted, but implemented the rule of 80% off or not buying.


  3. Rock789

    June 26, 2015 at 07:49

    Decent line-up there… Very nice.

    Totally agree with D about Gears of War 3 – LOVE that game!! It’s by far my favourite in the series and the 1 I would gladly pay good money for to have it on XB1.


    • Ir0nseraph

      June 26, 2015 at 08:10

      Gears 3 , is my personal favorite too, but add the same time Gears 4 back to “horror” look has me interested at the same time.

      Gears 3 is under the top 10 to get backwards compatibility , I hope they make it happen.


      • Rock789

        June 26, 2015 at 08:23

        Yeah, I must say Gears 4 looks really, really good… Like seriously good! I can’t wait to learn / see more from it. It’s on my “Must Have” list when it launches!


        • Ir0nseraph

          June 26, 2015 at 08:38

          Gears 4 might break my no more pre-order streak.


    • RinceThis

      June 26, 2015 at 08:20

      Thought I’d just leave this here…


      • Rock789

        June 26, 2015 at 08:22

        I knew it!!!! Scorpion loving hippie!


        • RinceThis

          June 26, 2015 at 08:24

          That’s OvG you crazy cat!


          • Rock789

            June 26, 2015 at 08:27

            LIES!!! :p

          • RinceThis

            June 26, 2015 at 08:29

            We’ll see tomorrow!

  4. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    June 26, 2015 at 07:56

    Wow, so cool


  5. Hammersteyn

    June 26, 2015 at 07:58



  6. RinceThis

    June 26, 2015 at 08:20

    Not bad at all!


  7. Johann

    June 26, 2015 at 09:31

    Now I’m glad I didn’t buy Black Flag when I got the Xbox One.


  8. Francois Knoetze

    June 26, 2015 at 09:32

    YAY!! Played the first gears on PC but not the rest and now that the Bone is backwards compatible this makes me super happy!!!


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