With June officially kicking off soon, Xbox Live Gold members are especially prosperous with 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 two great games – “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” and “Halo: Spartan Assault.” And on Xbox 360, members will receive “Dark Souls,” “Charlie Murder” and the bonus game “Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.” No matter what, you’re in for a good time so make sure you get in on the action!
Coming in June (specific dates coming soon) is Press Play’s beautiful side-scrolling platformer “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.” As Max, you’ll need to rescue your little brother from the clutches of a cartoonish villain named Mustacho. Along the way, you’ll solve challenging elemental puzzles and platform your way through the environment with the help of your trusty magic marker.
“Halo: Spartan Assault” (Xbox One, $9.99 ERP)
Also available in June (specific dates coming soon) is “Halo: Spartan Assault,” a new chapter within the award-winning “Halo” universe set between “Halo 3” and “Halo 4.” Join Commander Sarah Palmer and Spartan Davis in training simulations aboard the UNSC Infinity to fight a campaign against Covenant forces, or join in online Co-op battle against the Flood.
“Dark Souls” (Xbox 360, $19.99 ERP)
Available June 1-15, “Dark Souls,” is perhaps most famous for its difficulty, but it is also, without question, among the greatest and most awe-inspiring games of its generation. Elegant in design, challenging in presentation and more than a little mysterious, “Dark Souls” will take you on a tour de force of what action-role-playing can (and should) be about. If you ever wanted to jump into one of this generation’s most beloved franchises, now’s the perfect time.
“Charlie Murder” (Xbox 360, $9.99 ERP)
Available June 16-30, we have “Charlie Murder,” a classic, side-scrolling beat-’em-up in which you take on the role of the title character or one of his stalwart band mates, as they try to save the world from an impending zombie apocalypse. And yes, they will also rock out quite a bit at the same time. A cartoon-like aesthetic, non-stop action and a dash of dark humor combine to make “Charlie Murder” fun for solo or up to four-player cooperative head-bashing.
“Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition” (Xbox 360, $29.99 ERP)
Finally, we’ve got the one-year Games with Gold anniversary bonus – Capcom’s celebrated one-on-one fighting game “Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition,” available June 16-30. Yes, it’s “Street Fighter” and chances are you’ve probably played it, in some form or another, at least once in your life. And if not, you’re missing out on perhaps the most well-known and tightly balanced fighting game franchise ever made. This upgrade to the original “Street Fighter IV” brings the playable roster up to a whopping 39 characters, and features a decked-out online tournament mode, a team battle mode for up to eight players, and the option to save and share replays of your best (or worst) matches.
*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.