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June 2018's Free PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games With Gold

June 04, 2018

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By: Max Cannon

At the start of each monthSony and Microsoft release a slew of "free" games on their respective platforms if you are already paying for an online subscription for either company. Up until March 8, 2019, you won't need the newest console to take part as both PlayStation Plus and Xbox's Games With Gold offer games on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (and even PlayStation Vita.)

The New Games of PlayStation Plus

Starting Tuesday, June 5th you can get these upcoming games for free if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription.

  • XCOM 2 (PlayStation 4)
  • Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4)
  • Zombie Driver HD (PlayStation 3)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PlayStation 3) 
  • Atomic Ninjas (PlayStation Vita)
  • Squares (PlayStation Vita)

PlayStation Plus - June 2018 | XCOM 2 + Trials Fusion | PS Plus Monthly Games

Here's how PlayStation describes their big games of the month:

"First up, we have XCOM 2. This tactical, turn-based strategy game is sure to keep you engaged. Twenty years have passed since humanity lost the war against the alien invaders and a new world order now exists on Earth. Join and lead the XCOM forces as they rise up to eliminate the alien occupation of Earth."  XCOM 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB for Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.

June 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup.June 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup.Courtesy of PlayStation

"Next is the ultimate platform-racing game, Trials Fusion. Using your skills, strive to set track records against the best Trials players from around the globe. Whether you’re racing alone, with friends, or in a global tournament, competition is always around you." Trials Fusion is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB with Mild Language, Mild Violence.

XCOM 2 is a mature rated strategy game where players defend Earth from alien invaders. And Trials Fusion is an arcade classic that requires great precision as well as balance to navigate a handful of tricky motorcycle courses. Both awesome games but Trials is what has me excited. 

Trials Fusion brings its arcade-y gameplay to PlayStation Plus.Trials Fusion brings its arcade-y gameplay to PlayStation Plus.Courtesy of PlayStation

The New Game of Xbox's Games With Gold

Since Friday, June 1st you can access the first wave of games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 if you have a Gold subscription on Xbox.

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia(Xbox One)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Xbox 360 & Backwards Compatible with Xbox One)

The second wave of games begins on Saturday, June 16th.

  • Smite Gold Bundle (Xbox One)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Xbox 360 & Backwards Compatible with Xbox One)

Xbox - June 2018 Games with Gold

Here's how Xbox described their big games of the month:

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

"In the final chapter of the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy, play as the assassin Nikolai Orelov as you continue the centuries-old battle against the Templars. Set in the backdrop of the October Revolution in early 20th century Russia, you must infiltrate the Templar base, steal back an ancient treasure, and rescue the princess in this exciting 2.5D action-adventure." Rated T for Teen on Xbox's site but there is no listing on the ESRB.

Assassin's Creed takes players through the Russian cold.Assassin's Creed takes players through the Russian cold.Courtesy of Digitally Downloaded

Smite Gold Bundle

"Get ready to join one of the most-played titles on the Xbox One. Choose from over 90 gods and mythological icons, including Thor, Loki, and Cerberus and wage war in epic online battles. Exclusive to Gold members, the Smite Gold Bundle offers over $100 worth of free content, including 20 extra gods and over 50 bonus items such as skins, announcer packs, and more." Rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

June 2018's lineup for Xbox's Games with Gold.June 2018's lineup for Xbox's Games with Gold.Courtesy of Xbox

My Winner This Month:

A decent month on both sides but I'd give to edge to Xbox for their 360 games which include a quality racing game and a LEGO adventure. 

Have Your Say!

Are you going to give either platform a try this upcoming month? Which service do you like more? Comment below!