26 May 2021 3:28 PM +00:00

June 2021's Games With Gold games finally announced by Xbox

The new Games With Gold announcement is finally here and we have the latest on all the new free Xbox Games Microsoft is giving Xbox Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers this month.

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LATEST - Games With Gold Titles Confirmed

Major Nelson has finally confirmed the June 2021 Games With Gold titles!

We're getting a few smaller titles this month, but that doesn't mean they're going to be bad ones!

Just to recap, here's when the free games will be available:

  • The King’s Bird: Available June 1 to 30
  • Shadows: Awakening: Available June 16 to July 15
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum: Available June 1 to 15
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us: Available June 16 to 30
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New Bomberman Game Will Be Free

This might not be fully connected to any Games With Gold announcements, but it's another free game for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players to play.

Super Bomberman R Online is going to be a free-to-play Bomberman experience that features cross-platform play with PlayStation consoles and PC.

It's due to release on May 27th and should be properly free-to-play following Xbox's removal of Xbox Live Gold requirements on free-to-play titles.

It looks like Super Bomberman R Online is going to feature a few collaborative skins (We see you, Solid Snake!) and we can't wait to dive back into the simple but competitive nature of Bomberman games from May 27th.

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Announcement Date & Time

Each month Major Nelson announces the next Games With Gold games at the same time.

We can expect the announcement to be made onTuesday, May 25th at 11 am EST/4 pm BSTT.

Games With Gold June 2021 Blur
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IT'S A BLUR - Could we see this iconic racing game join Games With Gold next month?

Release Date

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The Xbox Games With Gold games will start releasing on June 1st, but unlike other similar releases such as PS Plus, the releases will be staggered throughout the month.

June 1st will see two of the four games released, with one being available until June 15th, and the other until June 30th.

Then, on June 16th the final two games will release, with the first until June 30th and the second until July 15th.

May 2021 Games

May 2021 saw Armello, Dungeons 3, Lego Batman, and Tropico 4 given away to Xbox Live and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

As of right now, Armello, Dungeons 3, and Tropico 4 are still available to claim, with Dungeons 3 crossing over into next month , being available until June 15th.

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Games With Gold June 2021 Predictions

Here are our predictions for Games With Gold next month.

We think Warriors Orochi 4 and Train Sim World could be on their way to Games With Gold in June 2021. We know they're unusual picks, but Xbox always likes to surprise us.

Warriors Orochi 4 is the Dynasty Warriors x Samurai Warriors mash-up hack-and-slash that you need to play. It follows on from Warriors Orochi 3, but that won't stop you from enjoying the wonderful combat gameplay it has to offer. Especially in its hard-hitting 3v3 multiplayer modes.

As for Train Sim World, this pretty much does what it says on the tin. It's the first Train Sim title to actually feature first-person gameplay outside of the train and its global scale makes it one of the best titles in the genre to date.

As for the Xbox 360 titles, we're thinking that Blur and Lego Indiana Jones 2 could be up for grabs. We know we've just got a Lego game, but who could say no to another right?

Blur is one of those niche racing games that definitely deserved more love when it first came out. It wonderfully blends arcade racing with real-world vehicles and locations to create a wonderfully intense experience that annoyingly addictive.

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Of course, though, these are all predictions so we don't know for sure what we're getting just yet.

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