Xbox Live ‘Games with Gold’ Details, Free July Titles Announced

Microsoft announced its Games with Gold program during its recent E3 event. Amidst all the hype and next-gen visuals, it was sort of lost in the shuffle. But starting this month with a free download of Fable 3, Games with Gold has quietly started delivering  free copies of classic titles to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. A free game will be released for download on the 1st and 16th of each month!

You can still download Fable 3 until June 30th. Starting July 1st, you’ll be able to download July’s first game until July 15th. On the 16th, the second monthly title will be available free for the remainder of the month. While they haven’t said which is first, the 2 games for July were both huge smash hits; Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3.

Lots of threes for this promotion, apparently. So what’s next, Battlefield 3? Anyway, Xbox Live Gold subscribers who don’t already own these titles (and have room for the multi gig downloads) should grab these games while the gettin’s good!

Here’s a little more info on the program from Xbox:

As our way of saying thanks for being part of this community, we’re giving all qualifying Gold members two free Xbox 360 games each month for the rest of the year. Each specially selected, fan-favorite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they’re gone and keep them no matter what. Tell a friend about this offer so they can go Gold and get free games too.

[Via: Xbox]


  • Winger Lee

    Assassin’s Creed 2

  • Shadow Dasher

    Battlefield 3 plox. It is my dream to havae it :/

    • jonsconspiracy

      It’s free with PS+ this month… So I heard.

  • Ser Brian

    Just one small edit, Wade… they are giving away Assassin’s Creed 2. Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi announced during the company’s E3 press conference on the 10th of this month.

  • kawaiiGuillotine

    Elder Scrolls Oblivion; pretty please!

  • Wade Keye

    Thanks, So sorry for the typo!

  • Jack

    For the last game at the end of the year should be one big popular game.. to draw the attention away from SONY

  • dylan

    gta 4 or cod 4 would make sense

  • brett

    call of duty black ops 2 and skyrim

  • Coldiron

    yeah, they went and changed their mind. “oops, how bout ‘Awakening’ instead, I think its a much better game than the ones we promised would be released. My bad guys. Hope you dont mind!” WTF….

  • ffion

    Black ops, the first one, so i can play zombies for once.

  • Whizzy

    They have not said ACII and/or Halo 3 where due for July, they just said they would be among the games given away. current game is defense grid… an Arcade game. and mark my words, of all the games they give away maybe once every 3 months you will think it is worth it (which still makes 4 free games of course) MAJOR titles like Halo and AC will be a rare occasion and will become even rarer when this program runs a while

  • Elkethus Degrace Lauzon

    Battlefield 3 plz

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