21 Best Xbox Games with Gold to Play for Free

Xbox Live Gold Subscription gives you 3-4 free games every month. The best part is that you can keep them forever. It doesn’t matter if you continue your subscription or not. With so many free games with gold available, it gets confusing that which one shall you play. I’ll help you with that.

Here, I will tell you about the 21 Best Xbox Games with Gold to play in 2020. Also, I will tell you which games you’ll get with your gold subscription in June.

Best Xbox Games with Gold to Play & Have Fun

Xbox Live Gold subscription lets you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive discounts on various games. You can redeem around 3 to 4 free games with it every month. The games that you redeem with Gold subscription or the ‘Xbox Game Pass Ultimate’ are yours forever. You can play them for free even when you discontinue the subscription. So, you’ll have plenty of free games with Gold to play.

But, this may also leave you confused as to which game you should play. Xbox does offer suggestions but they aren’t enough. So, here I’ll tell you which games you should play. Just make this “Best Xbox Games with Gold” list as your ‘bucket list’ to play.

1. Gears of War

Gears of War is a third-person tactical shooter video game series developed by EpicGames. It is published by Microsoft Game Studios. The game revolves around the soldiers of Delta Squad as they fight to save the human inhabitant of the fictional planet Sera from Locust Horde, which is an unforgiving subterranean enemy. You have to play as Marcus Fenix, a former prisoner, and war-hardened soldier.

Your tactics and strategies in this game are as important as your shooting skills. If you love shooting games, this game might become your instant favorite. It also has several online multiplayer game modes for up to eight players. So, you can also engage with your friends and play together.

2. Dungeon Defenders

Dungeon Defenders is an amazing multiplayer video game. It is developed and published by Trendy Entertainment. The game combines the ‘Tower Defense’ and ‘Action Role-Playing’ genres to give you everlasting gameplay. You have to control young apprentices of wizards and warriors and defend your dungeon against the hordes of monsters.

It is based on a showcase of Unreal Engine 3 named Dungeon Defense. If you love playing tower defense games and action RPG, this game can become your instant favorite.

3. Dead Island

Dead Island is an impressive Action Role-playing Survival Horror video game series. It is developed and published by Deep Silver. In this game, a plague transforms the people into living dead. The situation goes out of control and keeps spreading rapidly. The quarantine zone to contain the epidemic is full of soldiers sent to root out the plague and some residents. In this dangerous island, you have to fight the hordes of zombies, build weapons, and complete other assigned tasks.

Your goal is to survive for as long as you can. Also, surviving, completing missions, and killing zombies will level up your character and you can move on to the next chapters.

4. Charlie Murder

Charlie Murder is another Action  Role-playing beat’em up video game. It is developed by SKA Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The game has 5 playable characters who are members of the garage punk band Charlie Murder. You have to fight against a demonic army raised by a former band member to save the world from the apocalypse.

This game has a single-player and a four-player online as well as offline mode. So, you can enjoy it alone or play it by teaming up with your friends. Either way, it is going to be a thrilling experience.

5. Motocross Madness

In the Stunt mode, you can have fun by doing astonishing stunts and compete in several exciting tournaments. This game is one of the best bike racing games ever developed.

6. The Cave

The Cave is a classic puzzle adventure video game. It was developed by Double Fine Productions and Sega published it. This game’s story is based on a magical talking cave with a labyrinthine set of tunnels inside. 7 characters from across time and space having dark secrets come to cave believing that they could learn something about themselves in the journey. You have to play by controlling a trio to explore the Cave.

They’ll collect objects, interact with the environment, and complete quests. The game is highly addictive when you start playing it seriously.

7. Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain  Smiley

Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain  Smiley is an addictive action game. Twisted Pixel Games developed it and Microsoft Game Studios published it. In this game, you play as Captain Smiley, who is a comic book hero. His comics are received poorly. So, he seeks help from Twisted Pixel and jumps in other comics in hopes to thrive.

The game is widely praised for the humor it carries. There are some very funny moments in the journey of Captain Smiley trying to become a real hero.

8. Bolt

Bolt is a brilliant video game based on the famous Disney movie Bolt. Avalanche Software developed it and Disney Interactive Studios published it. In this game, you have to control the super dog Bolt and Penny on various quests taking place in the world that is shown in the movie. The levels of the game are shared between Bolt and Penny. You have to use Bolt’s superpower’s to fight hordes of enemies and get through.

The game focuses on Bolt’s fictional TV life and not the movie storyline. So, you can still play it even if you have already watched the movie.

Redeem These Games with Gold in June

Xbox Live Gold Subscription is distributing the following games in the month of June. You can redeem them in the given time period to keep them permanently. Make sure you redeem them before the offer expires.

1. Coffee Talk (16 June – 15 July)

Coffee Talk is an excellent game for Xbox One by Toge Productions. In this game, you play the role of a barista who serves delicacies and solves the problems of his customers. You have to interact with them to know about their unusual problems. The customers aren’t just normal humans. They are werewolves, vampires, and other magical creatures.

The game is set in the alternate reality world of Seattle. You can redeem it from 16 June to 15 July with your Gold membership.

2. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (1 June – 30 June)

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is another fun game for Xbox One from WayForward Technologies. It is the third game in the Shantae video game series. You have to play as Shantae, who is a half-genie, but she has lost his powers in this chapter. So, she uses her hair and other pirate items that obtain throughout the course of the game to fight enemies.

You have to travel across multiple islands on the Risky Boot’s pirate ship. You can redeem it from June 1 to June 30.

3. Sine Mora (16 June – 30 June)

Sine Mora is an excellent beat’em up video game for Xbox 360 by Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture. This shooting game relies on time instead of a health bar. So, your main goal is to move fast and kill as many enemies as you can before your time runs out. The more you kill, the more time you’ll have.

Also, you have to avoid taking damage as it will make your clock move faster. You can redeem Sine Mora from June 16 to June 30 for free with  Gold.

4. Destroy All Humans (1 June – 15 June)

Destroy All Humans is an open-world action-adventure video game that is highly intriguing to play. In this game, you play as Furon Cryptosporidium, also known as Crypto, trying to gather Furon DNA locked inside human brain stems. Your superiors have assigned you this task in order to save the race from cloning themselves to extinction. Just like the name suggests, you have to destroy humans to complete your mission.

The updated version of this game, Destroy All Humans Remake will release in July. You can redeem the original version from June 1 to June 15.

[Full List] All Xbox Live Games with Gold to Play in 2020

  1. Gears of War
  2. Dungeon Defenders
  3. Dead Island
  4. Charlie Murder
  5. Motocross Madness
  6. The Cave
  7. Comic Jumper
  8. Bolt
  9. Coffee Talk
  10. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  11. Sine Mora
  12. Destroy All Humans
  13. Torchlight
  14. Fable Heroes
  15. Portal: Still Alive
  16. Meet the Robinsons
  17. Dead Space 3
  18. Dante’s Inferno
  19. Joy Ride Turbo
  20. Overlord II
  21. Hitman: Blood Money

Final Words

Xbox Live Gold Subscription is worth the money as it helps you to get 3-4 free games every month. These are all the best games with gold that you can play to have fun. I didn’t mention the mainstream titles like Assasin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, and many others here as the majority of players already know about them. If you know about some more good suggestions, don’t forget to drop them in the comments.

That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful.