Xbox Games with Gold for July 2023

In July 2023, Microsoft is making available two free games for Xbox Games with Gold and Game Pass subscribers.

Xbox Games with Gold for July / Image: Microsoft
Xbox Games with Gold for July / Image: Microsoft
  • Games with Gold has two new free titles for July 2023.
  • The list of games includes Darkwood and When the Past was Around.
  • Microsoft no longer offers Xbox 360 titles.

Microsoft has revealed the next two Games with Gold program titles that Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold members will receive in July 2023. The software giant will deliver $23.48 worth of games in the seventh month of the year, including Darkwood and When the Past was Around.

Whether you have an On Xbox One or Xbox Series X (S), throughout July 2023, you will get Darkwood ($14.99 ERP). And from July 16 through August 15, When the Past was Around ($8.49 ERP) will be available at no extra cost.

You can also see the June 2023 games here.

Xbox Live Gold vs. Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Live Gold gives you exclusive access to free games through the “Games with Gold” program every month. In addition, the subscription gives you full access to online gaming and game discounts. You can always find good deals at the Microsoft Store if you are not a subscriber.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service is a monthly subscription with the same benefits as the Xbox Live Gold membership. However, you also get unlimited access to download and play over 100 high-quality games on Xbox One or Windows gaming PC. You can join the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate by following this link.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X is the next-generation console from Microsoft that features AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures and 16GB of memory, offering 12 teraflops of processing power, allowing up to 4K resolution and up to 120fps gameplay. The Series X costs $499.99, and you can order it now at the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft also offers the smaller Xbox Series S alongside the Xbox Series X, a slightly less powerful console version targeted at 1080p and 1440p gaming. However, it plays the next generation of games and only costs $299.99. The console is available now, and you can order it at the Microsoft Store. If you cannot decide which one to buy, this guide will help you determine the best console.

The company now also offers a new model of the Xbox Series S in black and featuring 1TB of storage. The new console will be available in September 2023, and you can pre-order now from the Microsoft Store.

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