Spring is coming to its end and it’s about time to take a look at what games we’re going to play during summer. Microsoft has finally revealed a new list of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers coming to the service at the start of June. The list includes The King’s Bird, Shadows: Awakening, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, and Injustice: Gods Among Us.
The King’s Bird
Indie game fans shouldn’t miss an opportunity to grab a copy of The King’s Bird. It’s an interesting platformer game that will surely test your patience. The game was originally released in 2018 and was well received by many platformer fans, however, most critics agreed that The King’s Bird is not an easy game. In fact, as the levels progress, the game becomes increasingly challenging and almost imposible. However, those who loved games like Dustforce, or Super Meat Boy, should feel right at home with The King’s Bird. The game is free to download from June 1st to June 30th.
RPG fans will be pleased to know that from June 16th until July 15th they’ll be able to grab a free copy of Shadows: Awakening. It is a unique, isometric single-player RPG that features real-time tactical combat. According to developers, Shadows: Awakening features at least 20 hours of main story content, however, the game is packed with multiple side missions, quests and features a bunch of unique playable characters, so there’s a lot to unpack for every fan of the genre.
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
You won’t find any other game like NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. It’s an interesting 2-on-2 tag battle game which was originally released in 2005 at Japanese arcades. However, since then the game became accessible on other platforms as well – later it was released on PlayStation 2 as a local co-op game and in 2010 was re-released again on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Curious to try? Be sure to grab this game before June 15th. You can play it on any Xbox console via backwards compatibility.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
If you’re a fan of DC superheroes and villains, you might be tempted to give this one a try. Injustice: Gods Among Us is a unique fighting game featuring all the famous DC characters including Superman, Batman, Joker, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and many more. The game features an interesting solo campaign based on the popular comics, however, it’s still at its best with 2 players trying to beat each other down. You should note that Injustice: Gods Among Us was developed by NetherRealm Studios who’s also known for their Mortal Kombat series, so you can expect some real quality from the game. Injustice: Gods Among Us is available from June 16th until June 30th.
All of the games mentioned above are free to download only with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription. If you don’t have an active sub yet, be sure to check out our special offerings on various Xbox Live Gold gift cards!