Xbox announced Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Coffee Talk, Destroy All Humans (2005), and Sine Mora for its Games with Gold June lineup.
The team at Xbox revealed a fresh batch of free titles for Games with Gold subscribers yesterday morning, including Destroy All Humans!, a classic title that many fans are excited about playing once more. The upcoming Games with Gold offerings don’t go live until June 1.
In the meantime, three of May’s games are still up for grabs. V-Rally 4 and Overlord II are available until May 31 and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr will be free until June 15. In May, Sony’s Games with Gold equivalent, Playstation Plus, offered subscribers City Skylines and Farming Simulator 19. The niche titles left fans feeling alienated after a leak teased Dark Souls Remastered and Dying Light. Sony announced one of June’s games early in order to get ahead of any potential rumors, with Call of Duty: WII already available for PS4 players, while June’s second game remains unknown.
Xbox published the announcement on its official website, showcasing three indie hits and one original Xbox classic in Destroy All Humans!. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse leads the pack on June 1 and will be available through June 30. Next up, from June 16 to July 15 is Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk. This month’s backward compatible titles include the 2005 sci-fi parody Destroy All Humans from June 1 to June 15. The comedic send up of ’50s alien invasion stories is also receiving a full remake in July, giving players a chance to experience the original before purchasing the update. June’s final game is 2012 shoot ’em up Sine Mora which will be downloadable from June 16 to June 30. All four games will be free for anyone with a Games with Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will have access to an additional suite of games in June, including 2016’s No Man’s Sky. The expansive space-exploration game launched exclusively on the PS4 but came to Microsoft’s platforms several years and many updates later. Alan Wake dropped on the service May 21, a week after its 10th anniversary, and a month before Remedy Entertainment follows up on the game’s story in new DLC for Control. City Skylines returned to Game Pass on May 21 and Diablo-like Minecraft Dungeons debuted for players on May 26.
This month’s Xbox Games with Gold offerings may lack a heavy hitter, but they provide a range of micro-experiences subscribers may not be familiar with. Quarantine boredom bogs down everyone, but the motivation to alleviate the tedium by sinking into a massive, 100-hour RPG is equally hard to come by. Smaller, bite-sized games like Coffee Talk or Sine Mora can be played and beat in a few short hours.
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