Xbox Games with Gold for May 2020 include Overlord II and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr

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What you need to know

  • Every month Microsoft gives Xbox Live Gold members four free games.
  • In May, you can download titles like Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr.
  • 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 Amazon (opens in new tab).

Today, Microsoft announced May 2020's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on May 1, V-Rally 4 and Sensible World of Soccer will be free with the subscription. Then, on May 16, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr and Overlord II 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.

All of these are great games, but we're partial to Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr. It's just a fantastic Diablo-like game you'll love. It's challenging and there are tons of missions. V-Rally 4 offers a great simulation experience. Sensible World of Soccer is also surprisingly addictive. Lastly, Overlord II is the cult classic everyone loved on Xbox 360.

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.

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.

  • Sensible Soccer, now there's a game I've not played in a long time, since the Amiga 500 actually. The V Rally games are also pretty good, though I'm so bad, I tend not to play them. War Hammer isn't my bag...
  • I'll pick up V-Rally just to have it in the collection, but I'm not very good at rally games. I am excited about Martyr and Overlord II though, initially I thought it was the first Overlord, which I've already finished, but this is much better. And I've been keen to play the Warhammer Action RPG's but haven't been willing to drop the cash on them.