Xbox Games with Gold for May 2019 feature The Golf Club 2019 and Marooners

Today, Microsoft announced May's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on May 1, Marooners and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon will be free with the subscription. Then, on May 16, The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour and Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the Xbox 360 titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn't matter if you're still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.

While May's selection doesn't quite live up to what Xbox Live Gold members have received in the past couple of months, experiences like Marooners and The Golf Club 2019 are still quite a lot of fun.


Play a wild mix of fun party games as the action regularly switches back and forth between games. Can you handle the switcheroo chaos? Join your friends both on the couch and online while sadistically laughing at their misfortune, or come back to haunt them if you die. Run, jump and slap your way to victory!

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

Thousands of giant insects and aliens once again ravage the earth, and only the Earth Defense Force can stop them. Destroy these monsters at all costs, even if it means turning entire city blocks into rubble! Earth Defense Force is regarded as a cult classic, and all of the games in this franchise are incredibly popular.

The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour

If you love golf, then this is the game for you. Compete in the all new officially licensed PGA Tour Career mode. Play on famous courses like TPC Boston, TPC Sawgrass, and more. Show off your skills as you take part in PGA Tour events such as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the John Deere Classic, and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley

Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley comes from Twisted Pixel Games, creators of the award-winning Splosion Man and The Maw. It's another whacky platformer that will test you to the limit. Twisted Pixel was at its best when it made platformers, and Comic Jumper is a testament to that.

Be sure to download all four of these games next month because many of them are great. Out of all of these, we would recommend playing The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour because it's an excellent simulation.

Xbox accessories you'll love

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PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)

PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.

Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)

The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.

Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)

Stand your console upright with this accessory.

Asher Madan

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.