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July’s Xbox Games with Gold lineup is adequate

Microsoft has announced the four games coming to Xbox Games with Gold in June 2020.

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Microsoft has announced the four games coming to Xbox Games with Gold in July 2020. 

There’s not a huge amount to get excited about with July’s free Xbox Games with Gold titles, but we’ll give it a go.

From July 1, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to make their motor racing reams come true in WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship. French developer Kylotonn often finds its work overshadowed by efforts from Codemasters, but their games are robust, reliable, and rapidly improving. It’s a studio to watch, and this is a game worth taking for a spin.

Next up is Dunk Lords, a two-on-two basketball beat ’em up that reminds us of the Mario Strikers series. We haven’t played it, but we’re sure it will comfortably pass an afternoon or two on the couch. The game’s local multiplayer mode supports up to four players.

July’s Xbox 360 games – which are also available on Xbox One via back compat – are led by Saints Row 2. Volition’s 2008 open-world adventure seems rather tame these days. It’s certainly more comedic than the first game, but not as wild as the third and fourth entries.

The last game on the list is Juju, a middling Rayman-like from Flying Wild Hog. The game has some cool platforming moments but is ultimately too derivative to make a lasting impression.

The latest batch of Xbox Games with Gold titles will be available to download and keep from the following dates.

Xbox Games With Gold – July 2020

Xbox One

  • WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship – July 1 to 31
  • Dunk Lords – July 16 to August 15

Xbox 360 and Xbox One

  • Saints Row 2 – July 1 to 15
  • Juju -July 16 to 31

Two of June’s free Xbox gamesShantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Destroy All Humans! – remain available to download until the end of the month. Coffee Talk is free until July 15, 2020.


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