Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games With Gold for May 2016

More free games will be available soon.


Microsoft has announced May 2016's lineup of Games With Gold titles. As usual, Microsoft will offer four free games in all to Xbox Live Gold subscribers during the month, split between Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The month's lineup includes Defense Grid 2 and Costume Quest 2 on Xbox One, while Xbox 360 users can grab Grid 2 and Peggle during May.

Xbox One owners actually get four free games during the month, as the two Xbox 360 titles are playable on the console via backwards compatibility. Additionally, one of April 2016's Xbox One freebies--Sunset Overdrive--will remain free until May 15.

While you wait for May 2016's titles to arrive, be sure to grab the remaining April 2016 titles before it's too late. As for the other side of the fence, Sony has yet to announce May's PlayStation Plus free game lineup, though that should be coming soon, considering there is less than a week left in April.

May 2016 Games With Gold Lineup:

Xbox One:

  • Defense Grid 2 (normally $15) - May 1-31
  • Costume Quest 2 (normally $15 -- May 16-June 15
  • Sunset Overdrive (normally $20) -- April 16-May 15

Xbox 360:

  • Grid 2 (normally $15) -- May 1-15
  • Peggle (normally $10) -- May 16-31

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