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Xbox Games with Gold for July 2020 include Saints Row 2 and WRC 8

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What you need to know

  • Every month Microsoft gives Xbox Live Gold members four free games.
  • In July, you can download titles like WRC 8.
  • You need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to access Xbox One games, Xbox 360 titles are yours forever.
  • You can purchase Xbox Live Gold subscription through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Today, Microsoft announced July 2020's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on July 1, WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship and Dunk Lords will be free with the subscription. Then, on July 16, Saints Row 2 and Juju can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the Xbox 360 or original Xbox titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn't matter if you're still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.

Out of all of these, WRC 8 and Saints Row 2 stand out the most. They're great experiences even after all these years. Be sure to get them for free when they're free through Xbox Live Gold.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold into one package. The monthly subscription fee goes up to $15 a month, but you gain access to over two hundred games instantaneously.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

8 Comments
  • Wow, I just got Saints Row 2 during the sale the other day. I think I got it for $0.89. Figures, ha.
  • I don't think I'll bother grabbing any of these.
  • Its a shame when it's almost not even worth the effort it takes just to hit install and then cancel so its in the purchase history. I have almost been forgetting to check these games for the last few months.
  • At the risk of appearing to be a complete dolt, I usually struggle to find them. I am on the preview programme, so my stuff changes frequently. Anyone know an easy route, I always seem to go around the houses. As for the titles, I think they are slowly getting worse.
  • Mine is on a 'Xbox' page when I move down a few times ( though this might have been before the latest production build). Look for something that days XBL or XB Gold. I think the games and apps has a section. There used to be a subscriptions section on there.
  • There used to be a Games with Gold link on the main screen, which was awesome as it also included the current weekly deals. Now I think I go through the games and apps screen, I'll double check when I'm home.
  • SR2is a great game. But it's needing a remaster/remake
  • Agreed, and anyone who hasn't played it definitely needs to snap it up.