Xbox Free Games with Gold for June 2016 Revealed

The free Xbox Games with Gold titles for June have been announced, with the highlights being both the excellent platformer and the turn-based strategy Xbox 360 offerings.

The free Games with Gold for June have been revealed for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. All Xbox 360 Games with Gold releases are backwards compatible on Xbox One and available in the Xbox One store. Here's what's available for the month of June, along with the dates each game will be available:

On the Xbox One side of things, Goat Simulator can be picked up for free from June 1-June 30. This silly platformer, which normally runs for $9.99, tasks the player with... being a goat. The goat runs, jumps, and sticks its tongue to things.

From June 16 - July 15, Xbox One users can pick up The Crew. This massive, open-world racing game normally retails for $29.99, but will be available with a monthly subscription. Ubisoft had high hopes for The Crew but sales for the game seemingly fell short of expectations.

Some will argue that the real winners for the month are the two Xbox 360 offerings. From June 1 - June 15, players can pick up Super Meat Boy. Arguably one of the best games from the Xbox Live Arcade era, Super Meat Boy is an extremely difficult platformer that boasts tight controls. It is frustrating, and at times infuriating, but this addictive gem will always bring players back with its "one more try" mentality. Our Super Meat Boy review  called it "near perfect in everything it tries to be." It normally retails for $14.99.

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The other Xbox 360 offering for June, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is available free from June 16 - June 30. This turn-based strategy game features the player in control of an elite military squad, fighting to save the Earth from invading aliens. Like Super Meat BoyXCOM: Enemy Unknown can be unforgiving in its difficulty, but it rewards patience, planning, and tactics. Our XCOM: Enemy Unknown review called it "a phenomenally entertaining and challenging experience from start to finish." It normally retails for $29.99, and is definitely one to check out.

There are still two free games available from the May Games with Gold offerings as well. Costume Quest 2 for Xbox One is available through June 15, and Peggle for Xbox 360 is available until May 31. All Xbox 360 Games with Gold releases are backwards compatible for Xbox One.

Excited for any of the June Games with Gold free offerings? What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

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