Microsoft has released the first batch of Games with Gold releases for July 2021.
Available to Xbox Gold subscribers, the July 2021 Games with Gold downloads include Planet Alpha and Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break on Xbox One.
Planet Alpha is available to download from today until July 31, while Rock of Ages 3 joins on July 16.
That’s on top of original Xbox game Conker: Live & Reloaded, which is free from July 1 until end of play on July 15.
It will be replaced by the Xbox 360 version of Midway Arcade Origins, which contains 30 classic games.
According to Microsoft, the free games are worth around $80, so it’s a pretty decent saving.
As a reminder, Xbox One role-playing game Shadows: Awakening remains free as part of Games with Gold until July 16.
This month’s highlight is arguably Conker: Live & Reloaded, which has a 78% score on Metacritic.
The sequel to the original Conker, Live and Reloaded is described as a team-based shooter featuring team deathmatch modes.
“Who’s ready for another round? Gaming’s notorious squirrel is back with a raging hangover and more ‘tude than ever,” reads the official description.
“Conker staggers through a raunchy world full of twisted characters, lewd conduct, and outrageous movie parodies. The epic battle against the evil Tediz rages on in this team based shooter. Play with friends: Join an elite squirrel squad, or play as the evil Tediz.
“Choose between six combat specialists each packing distinct weapons, abilities, and vehicles. Play with yourself: Revel in the single player version of the award-winning Conker’s Bad Fur Day, reloaded with stunning graphics.
“Laugh your tail off: Conker’s outrageous movie parodies and humor will have you rolling on the floor.”
Planet Alpha, on the other hand, is a platform game that tales place in a beautiful alien world.
“Planet Alpha, a beautiful alien world filled with mystery and danger. Pursued by relentless enemies, you must harness the power of night and day as you struggle to survive,” reads the official description.
Finally, Shadows: Awakening is a an isometric adventure role-playing game featuring 14 characters, a deep crafting system and lots of puzzles.
“Shadows: Awakening is the new adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms saga,” Microsoft explains.
“After the members of the secret council known as the Penta Nera are assassinated, their souls are consumed by the Devourers – evil demons which possess the ability to absorb the memories and personalities of the souls they acquire and materialize them as their puppets.
“Re-emerging into the mortal realm once again, the demonic Penta Nera continue their quest for power and immortality, but at what cost?”