Xbox Games With Gold Offers Up Splinter Cell and Death Squared in July

Nathan Birch

Microsoft has revealed their July 2018 Xbox Live Games With Gold lineup, which includes your standard two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games. Of course, the Xbox 360 games can be played on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Next month’s selection includes cartoony twin-stick shooter Assault Android Cactus, puzzler Death Squared, 2010’s Splinter Cell Conviction, and Virtual Fighter 5 Final Showdown.

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Here are Microsoft’s official descriptions of all four July Games With Gold titles:

Assault Android Cactus

Play as android cop, Constable Cactus, or nine others as you blast a bevy of baddies to protect your spaceship in this thrilling twin-stick shooter. With a taut story line, non-stop bullet-play, and beautiful visuals, the action really ramps up in multiplayer and will leave you breathless.

Death Squared

Cooperation, communication, and robot explosions are the name of the game in this crafty puzzler.  Solve 80 unique puzzles that range from elementary all the way up to Einstein genius. Fantastic narration, inventive levels, and four-player multiplayer really set this game apart.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction

Return to the iconic role of Sam Fisher, this time a fugitive from the government he used to serve.  Silently remove multiple opponents at once, obtain high-tech gadgets, and use the surrounding environment to investigate the corruption at the heart of his daughter’s murder. In addition, take part in the separate co-op adventure that adds to the replay value of this thrilling game.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Customize and fight as your favorite 17 characters from the Virtua Fighter franchise. This definitive version of the series includes overhauled mechanics, including “offensive mode,” a new strategic side-stepping ability to attack your enemy. Battle your way to the top and prove that you are the ultimate warrior.

Virtual Fighter 5 will be available from July 1 to 15, Death Squared and Splinter Cell Conviction will be available on July 16, and Assault Android Cactus can be downloaded all month long. As always, once you download a Games With Gold title, you’ll have permanent access to it, so long as you still have an active Xbox Live Gold membership.

The Xbox 360 games are the stars of the show this time around. Overall, not a hugely exciting lineup – PlayStation Plus wins this month. What do you think? Anything strike your fancy?

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