ShantaeSource: WayForward

What you need to know

  • Every month Microsoft gives Xbox Live Gold members four free games.
  • In June, you can download titles like Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.
  • 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.

Today, Microsoft announced June 2020's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on June 1, Destroy All Humans! and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will be free with the subscription. Then, on June 16, Coffee Talk and Sine Mora 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.

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All of these are great games, but we're partial to Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. It's just a fantastic platformer you'll love. It's challenging and there are tons of missions. Keep in mind that Destroy All Humans! is the original Xbox game and to the upcoming remake.

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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Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.

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