Xbox Games with Gold for July include Conker: Live and Reloaded and Planet Alpha
Led by a blast from the past.
What you need to know
- Xbox Games with Gold gives players a few free games each month as part of their Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
- For July 2021, Xbox is offering four games: Planet Alpha, Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break, Conker: Live and Reloaded and finally, Midway Arcade Origins.
- Many Xbox players continue to call for improvements to Xbox Live Gold, such as better free games, or a removal of the service altogether.
Microsoft unveiled the monthly lineup of titles being offered with Xbox Games with Gold today via Xbox Wire (opens in new tab). The standout is easily Conker: Live and Reloaded, a crass adventure from the developers at Rare since before the team was ever part of Xbox Game Studios. The other games being offered are Planet Alpha, Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break and Midway Arcade Origins.
Xbox Game Pass continues to be the main focus for Microsoft's monthly offering, with the games offered through Games with Gold being notably older. Xbox Live Gold has seen changes this year, with the service no longer being required in order to enjoy free-to-play multiplayer titles online.
Xbox Live Gold is bundled into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which also includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, EA Play and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Xbox Cloud Gaming recently expanded, with a browser-based option now available on Windows 10 and Apple devices, with 1080p 60 FPS streaming available now that the server blades are powered by Xbox Series X hardware.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.
Conker has to be the best game ever 🙏