One of the main reasons anyone with a console should subscribe to the online service is the free games. Each month, both Sony and Microsoft give away free games as part of the deal. This month’s Xbox Games With Gold games have been revealed, and it is a pretty solid lineup.
July 2020’s Xbox Games With Gold titles are WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship and Saints Row 2. Also joining the lineup are Dunk Lords on the Xbox One and Juju on the Xbox 360.
Here is some info on each game from this month’s Xbox Games With Gold:
WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship: July 1 – July 31 on Xbox One
The WRC championship is the most challenging motor racing competition in the world.
With the new dynamic weather system, climatic conditions have true-to-life effects: rain and snowfall is now an important game feature as variable traction, different set-ups for each stage, tyre choice and shrewd use of the weather forecasting team all need to be considered.
The single-player Career mode has been rebuilt from the ground up: calendar management, R&D to improve performance, staff recruitment and management (mechanics, engineers, medical and weather teams, finance manager, etc.).
For multiplayer, weekly challenges and WRC eSports return, but the challenge and competition is now even stiffer.
With 50 teams, 14 rallies and over 100 special stages in the 2019 season, WRC 8 has the deepest content ever included in an off-road racing game.
Saints Row 2: July 1 – July 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Saints Row 2 brings true freedom to open-world gaming. Players can play as who they want, how they want, and with whomever they want in this sequel to the much acclaimed and tremendously successful Saints Row.
Set years after the original, the player finds himself in a Stilwater both familiar and strange and challenged with bringing the Saints back as the rightful kings of Stilwater and bringing vengeance to those who wronged him.
- Limitless Customization – Play as fully customizable characters that are male, female or something in between.
– Vehicles can be visually customized as well as performance tuned.
– Cribs and even gangs all have an amazing degree of detailed customization options.
- Multiplayer – Co-op full story campaign has seamless integration (for example one player drives while the other shoots).
– Competitive MP pushes the boundaries of immersion in a living Stillwater environment fully populated with police, innocent bystanders and rival gangs.
- Killer Combat and Awesome Vehicles – Planes, helicopters, motorcycles,boats and cars can be piloted and used as weapons. On the ground new combat options include melee, fine aim, and human shield.
- Freedom to Explore – More missions, activities, diversions, races, weapons, vehicles, cribs, city districts, and interiors than ever before. Over 40 story missions with additional bonus missions take place in a transformed Stilwater that is over 50% larger than before.
Dunk Lords: July 16 – August 15 on Xbox One
You might be able to ball, but can you fight? Dunk Lords is a two-on-two basketball beat ’em up featuring over-the-top special moves, devastating dunks, and game-changing equipment. Choose from 20 of the baddest ballers around, each with unique special attacks and abilities, and do battle on a variety of hazard-filled courts.
Gain the upper hand as you slam opponents with Slice’s powerful digital blast, or trap players in grandma’s jam jar as Frank the strawberry. But to keep the beatings going, you’ll need to earn more special attacks through high-flying dunks or confidence-smashing rejections. Score from shot pads on the court to rack up additional bonuses such as money, extra points, and more. Mega shot pads even allow players to grow to an enormous size and dunk through the ceiling.
Still not powerful enough? Players can also purchase equipment that increase their abilities. Imagine lacing up shoes that let you dunk from anywhere inside the three point line, suiting up in magnetic armor that pulls loose balls your way, or slipping on spooky gloves and shooting ghostly shots that can’t be blocked.
Juju: July 16 – July 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Jump to a new level of adventure
Journey with the shaman panda, Juju, and his lizard sidekick, Peyo, as they embark upon a dangerous and mystical journey to save Juju’s father and the world from an ancient evil. Run, bounce, chant, and battle humongous bosses with a friend or family member in this beautifully animated, lighthearted adventure.
Juju’s father, Jambee, heads out to perform his daily rituals, unaware that Juju and Peyo have followed. While the elder is momentarily distracted from his work, the curious duo steps in, accidentally releasing a terrible and ancient spirit. Jambee bravely dives into battle with the creature, but he is not victorious and barely manages to pass a magical mask to his son before being captured. Now, it’s up to Juju and Peyo to gather the mystic keys and magic ambers needed to seal away the spirit and save the day.
Juju – our main hero. A small, brave panda embarking on an exciting adventure to save his father, and the world.
Peyo – Juju’s best friend. Despite his clumsiness, he’s ready for anything and will gladly help save Jambee and defeat the evil spirit.
Jambee – a powerful shaman and Juju’s father. He’s captured by an evil force, but in his last moment of freedom gives his child a magical mask, and with it, a task to save the world.
Guardian of the Mask – the heroes’ guide and helper that leads them to the pieces of the mystical key and aids in the journey.
Unique art style – the vibrant world of JUJU will leave every face smiling as players venture through brilliantly animated landscapes and come face-to-face with striking enemies.
Family-friendly multiplayer – grab a friend or family member for two-player cooperative play. JUJU is enjoyable for all skill-levels and allows the second player to jump in or out any time.
Intense boss fights – from towering robots to giant sea creatures, players will go head-to-head with nefarious (and huge!) bosses to gather the four pieces of the mystic key.
Secrets and collectables – the adventure isn’t over yet. JUJU features secret areas, hidden levels, and other game modes to keep you playing long after saving Jambee.
Which game are you excited to play from this month’s Xbox Games With Gold lineup? Let us know in the comments.