Games with Gold May 2016

Xbox Live Games with Gold May 2016 offers Grids of Disappointment

After the April Games with Gold lineup it wasn’t going to be easy for May to top it, sadly it doesn’t even attempt it.  April gave us a great Xbox One game and an awesome Xbox 360 game and this month we get a whole lot of games with a number 2 on them and Peggle. As much of a racing fan as I am lately we’ve been getting a ton of Xbox 360 racing games and although they are backwards compatible they are really competing with the likes of Forza for play time.  Sadly the rest of this month’s lineup will mostly likely become additions to my collection and not much more (because you know, Free games).

The silver lining to this month’s lineup is that it could be a precursor to June, the month of E3 and big announcements.  With the Games with Gold for Xbox 360 now relying on being  backwards compatible it may be putting a crimp on what Microsoft can offer, there are some rumblings of a big influx of backwards compatible games come E3, we’ll have to wait and see.

Keep in mind that even if you don’t own an Xbox One yet you can still grab these Free games on your Xbox 360 and now if you don’t have an Xbox 360 you can now grab the Xbox 360 games (and all backward compatible games) on the Xbox One store as well.

Check out the information below on when you can pickup this months Xbox Live Games with Gold games.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Defense Grid 2 ($14.99 ERP) for free during the month of May. Costume Quest 2 ($14.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from May 16th to June 15th.

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On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, 01 May, GRID 2 ($24.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through May 15th. Then on May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Peggle ($9.99 ERP) for free through May 31st.

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Keep in mind that all Xbox Games with Gold on Xbox 360 since November are available through backwards compatibility on Xbox One as will all future Games with Gold.  You are now able to purchase all Xbox 360 Games with Gold through the Xbox One store on the Xbox One console as well!

If you’re an Xbox Gold Member make sure to get the most out of your subscription every month with up to 4 Free games a month.  Xbox One games are yours as long as you keep your Gold membership active but Xbox 360 games are yours to keep even if you cancel your Gold membership, but really for $60 a year there’s no better value anywhere.

Let me know your thoughts on this months Xbox Games with Gold in the comments below!

Read more about May Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.