Besides access to online multiplayer and exclusive game discounts, another perk Xbox Live Gold members enjoy is free monthly games for Xbox One and Xbox 360--and the latest freebies for May 2019 have just been announced. Gold members, here are the titles you can download and keep for free next month:
Available May 1: Kicking things off is Marooners, a hectic party game with local or online co-op where you and your friends play as quirky Marooners. You'll be dropped into intense minigames, where you can pull some shenanigans and pester each other as you compete (and even haunt each other after you die). You can grab Marooners on Xbox One. Then there's Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, an EDF spin-off where you take down waves of deadly aliens and giant insects invading Earth. The third-person shooter includes over 300 weapons, jetpacks, and tactical armor, and thanks to backwards compatibility, you can play it on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Available May 16: Spring is officially here, but if you can't make it out to the links, pick up The Gold Club 2019 midway through the month. Available on Xbox One, The Golf Club 2019 features the new PGA Tour Career Mode that lets you play on famous real-world courses and participate in PGA Tour events like the John Deere Classic. Finally, there's Comic Jumper, our second Xbox 360/Xbox One game that follows the adventures of Captain Smiley, a failed comic book character who jumps into other comics to explore why they're so popular. Gameplay involves defeating enemies and platforming as Captain Smiley makes his way through various genres, his design and weaponry changing throughout to match each comic's aesthetic.
Xbox Live Games with Gold for May 2019
- Marooners (Xbox One) -- May 1 - 31
- Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (Xbox One, Xbox 360) -- May 1 - 15
- The Golf Club 2019 (Xbox One) -- May 16 - June 15
- Comic Jumper (Xbox One, Xbox 360) -- May 16 - 31
Last chance to grab The Technomancer and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 from last month's batch of games! You'll have another two weeks to download Outcast: Second Contact if you want it.
- The Technomancer (Xbox One) -- April 1 - 30
- Outcast: Second Contact (Xbox One) -- April 16 - May 15
- Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (Xbox One, Xbox 360) -- April 16 - 30