Watch Dogs (XB1)
Ubisoft’s open-world action affair has a unique hook: not only can you go anywhere and shoot or steal pretty much anything, but you can also use your smartphone to hack electronics to your advantage, or do a bit of surveillance. The sequel is better, but if you missed the original, now’s your time to play it for free. It’ll be available from 16 June until 15 July.
You’ll actually be able to download SpeedRunners on its day of release on Xbox One, as it’s free for Gold subscribers throughout June. This uproarious indie game finds you sprinting and swinging across 2D stages in both online and offline multiplayer battles. If Super Mario were a race with agile, superhuman characters, it might play something like this.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (XB1)
So you’ve played the Tomb Raider reboot games, but have you seen Lara’s co-op adventures? Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris takes an overhead view of the action as you and up to three buddies blast through mystical enemies and solve some environmental puzzles along the way. Osiris is a mid-month holdover from May that’ll still be available until 15 June.
Also, on the Xbox One front, Microsoft is giving away a free DLC bundle for Phantom Dust, its newly-released remaster of the original Xbox’s cult classic card-battler.