July is fast approaching, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers will soon get a new batch of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to download for free. Microsoft has pulled the curtain back on July's offerings. The titles that will be available at various times throughout the next month include the Xbox One games Assault Android Cactus and Death Squared and the Xbox 360 games Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction. Thanks to backwards compatibility, those Xbox 360 titles are playable on Xbox One as well.

As for the Xbox One offerings, Assault Android Cactus is a fast-moving twin-stick shooter that's been well received as it's landed on various platforms since its initial release in 2015. It's available to download July 1-31. Death Squared is a colorful co-op puzzle game that can be played alone or with up to four players. You can download it between July 16 and August 15.

On the Xbox 360 side, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is a fighting game geared toward online competitive play. Thanks to a set of in-depth tutorials, it's more welcoming to newcomers than some other fighting games. It's available for free July 1-15. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction is a stealth-action game from 2010 that contains both a single-player campaign and a co-op campaign so you and a friend can sneak around and take down enemies together. You can grab it gratis July 16-31.

Before July 1 comes around, make sure to pick up June's offerings. Right now Xbox Live Gold members can grab Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia and Smite Gold Bundle for Xbox One, as well as Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues for Xbox 360.

July 2018 Games With Gold

Xbox One
  • Assault Android Cactus (July 1-31)
  • Death Squared (July 16-August 15)
Xbox 360 (playable on Xbox One)
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (July 1-15)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (July 16-31)

Source: GameSpot