May Games With Gold: Back To The Lackluster Freebies


After an outstanding month in April with games like Sunset OverdriveDead Space, and Saints Row IV, the free May Games with Gold slides back into perhaps one of the most lackluster offerings in the past few months. Chalk this one up as a miss for the Xbox Live Games with Gold program. But hey, free is free right?

Let’s check out what Xbox Live Gold members can snag for free in the month of May, and don’t forget to grab April’s Games With Gold before they disappear!

Defense-Grid-2Defense Grid 2 – Xbox One

May 1-31 (1.44 GB)

Defense Grid 2 is the next evolution in tower defense. In Defense Grid 2 players will discover new additions that will require the player to change their tower strategy. Defense Grid 2 offers dynamic content where gameplay is constantly changing. There are a million different ways you can beat a level so your solution is truly your solution. The addition of cooperative and competitive multiplayer brings a whole new experience to Defense Grid. The mix of strategy and puzzle gameplay promises to be fun and engaging.




Costume Quest 2 – Xbox One

May 16 – June 15 (1.11 GB)

Trick, treat and pick a fight with villainous dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sweet sequel to Double Fine’s hit original, Costume Quest, that turned fans of all ages into candy obsessed crusaders. This inspired RPG adventure includes a range of new features and gameplay improvements to double the amount of mischievous fun. Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors, and collect even Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene obsessed baddies. Only heroic siblings Wren and Reynold can save Halloween forever!



Grid-2GRID 2 – Xbox 360

May 1-15 (5.42 GB)

Be fast, be first and be famous as the race returns in GRID 2, the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID. Experience aggressive wheel-to-wheel competition, advanced AI, stunning visuals, jaw-dropping damage and feel the thrill of racing iconic cars in a new word of evolving motorsport.





Peggle – Xbox 360

May 16-31 (3.30 GB)

Experience the ball-bouncing, peg-busting phenomenon! Do you have what it takes to become a Peggle™ Master? Take your best shot! Conquer 55 levels with 10 mystical Magic Powers and rack up bonus points. Face off against friends in 4-player Xbox LIVE® multiplayer play, and test your skills in 75 Grand Master Challenges.




Are you excited or disappointed about the upcoming May Games With Gold? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook which free game(s) you’re looking forward to the most!


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