Be the dashing rogue or the unlikely hero with June's Games with Gold, featuring Assassin's Creed III, Watch_Dogs and Dragon Age: Origins.
01-06-2017 - by Iris Wijers
June has started, meaning there's a new Games with Gold lineup for Xbox Live Gold members to enjoy. Whether you want to be an assassin, a hacker-viglante or a heroic Grey Warden, this month has plenty of roles for you to fill. Take a look at the lineup below.
Speedrunners is a multiplayer racing game for those who gotta go fast. Race up to three of your friends in this chaotic sidescroller as you run, jump and climb your way through the level. Those who can't keep up, get left behind. Collect upgrades to slow down your foes or take a sneaky shortcut to get back in front. Speedrunners is simple, short and endlessly fun, so long as you just keep on running.
Watch_Dogs lets you live out your dream of becoming a vigilante hacker. Provided you had such a dream. The open world action-adventure game puts you in the shoes of Aiden Pearce, a hacker with a checkered past and a troubled present. In some way the game is like GTA, with the open world that allows you to get up to all kinds of mischief and the easy access to vehicles and guns. The unique selling point of Watch_Dogs, however, is the hacking. Aiden possesses a very unique phone with the ability to hack almost anything around him, from traffic lights to security cameras. Of course, such power can only lead to trouble, as Pearce quickly finds out.
Assassins Creed III is the fifth installment in the hugely popular Assassin's Creed series. While this game is a direct sequel to the Ezio Trilogy that ended with Assassin's Creed Revelations, Assassin's creed III is also a refreshing installment in the series because the setting has been changed drastically. The game takes place from 1754 to 1783 (around the American Revolution) and follows Ratonhnhaké:ton, also known as Connor Kenway, a half-Mohawk who gets dragged into the Assassin-Templar comflict. Like any Assassin's Creed game, the gameplay consists of completing a story in an open world while using a combination of parkour, combat and stealth. The game is the final part in Desmond Miles' story, and while this may be confusing for newcomers, this certainly should not deter you from getting hooked on the Assassin's Creed series.
Dragon Age: Origins is one of the finest modern RPGs to come out in recent years, combining the style, strategies and intricasies of classic RPGs with the spectacular setpieces and more forgiving combat of modern ones. In the game you create a character who can be either human, dwarven or elven. Through varying tragic backstories you end up in the ancient order of the Grey Wardens. As a Grey Warden, it is your duty to fight the Darkspawn that threaten to overrun the land. When things go south, it's up to you to step up and save the day. Dragon Age: Origins has a fantastic amount of replayability thanks to the many choices you make and the many different builds and classes for you to experience with. You'll grow to love the characters in your party as they banter along while on the road, from the goofy yet sweet Templar Alistair to the snarky witch Morrigan to the deceptively sweet Sister Leliana. I myself have played Dragon Age: Origins about seven times and seven years after it's release, it's still one of my favorite games of al time. In fact, I just might play it again now. Simply put: if you're not playing it, you're missing out.