Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Brings a New Batch of Games with Gold

Summer is upon us, and brings with it more free games courtesy of Xbox Live Gold! Xbox One gamers get the epic tactical strategy game Massive Chalice, from prolific developer Double Fine Productions. They also get Pool Nation FX extended for another month. Xbox 360 players get the rip-roaringly wonderful Just Cause 2, an open-world, stunt-action game that gives new meaning to the term “over the top.” They also get Thief, the recent reboot of the classic action-stealth series, which challenges you to be both subtle and clever. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.

* Massive Chalice ($19.99 ERP): Available from June 1-30 on Xbox One

* Pool Nation FX ($13.99 ERP): Available from June 1-30 on Xbox One

* Just Cause 2 ($14.99 ERP): Available from June 1-15 on Xbox 360

* Thief ($29.99 ERP): Available from June 16-30 on Xbox 360

First up, for Xbox One, we have the all-new Massive Chalice, from fan-favorite developer Double Fine Productions. An early Kickstarter success, Massive Chalice is a tactical strategy game set in an epic fantasy world. You step into the shoes of the Immortal Ruler, and your goal is to defeat a mysterious enemy known as the Cadence, in a war that will apparently last 300 years. Yes, that’s a pretty freakin’ long time, but you’ve got plenty of troops to command, marriages to forge, and bloodlines to uphold. An immortal’s gotta keep their multi-generation war machine fit and fresh, after all!