Xbox Games With Gold (May 2021): Free Xbox Series X And Xbox One Games Available Now

Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can grab four freebies in May, including Tropico 4 and Lego Batman.


May's Games with Gold freebies for Xbox Live Gold (and Game Pass Ultimate) subscribers are available now, and they include quite an eclectic mix of titles. With the May 2021 lineup, it's arguable that the backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games lead the way. Lego Batman and Tropico 4 are free for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers this month, while the Xbox One freebies include Dungeons 3 and Armello. Lego Batman and Armello are free to claim as of May 1, while Tropico 4 and Dungeons 3 will be available on May 16. As with all months, the entire lineup is playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Armello is a digital tabletop game set in a dark fairy tale world ruled by animals. You play as a hero attempting to become the leader of Armello. To get to that point, you have to slowly work your way through strategic card-based battles, make friends, and complete a wide variety of quests. If you like card-based role-playing games and board games, Armello is worth checking out. It'll be free all throughout May.

Dungeons 3 is a dungeon simulator where you play as Thalya, the leader tasked with commanding troops to create diabolical dungeons. Dungeons 3 has a single-player campaign with 20 mainline missions and a co-op mode where you and your partner can construct dastardly dungeons together. Dungeons 3 will be free from May 16 to June 15.

Lego Batman released way back in 2008, but if you're looking for a game to play with the family, it's still a good one to check out. In Lego Batman, the Caped Crusader and Robin must track down the most notorious villains of Gotham, including Riddler, Penguin, and Joker. Lego Batman, like all Traveller's Tales Lego games, has breezy gameplay mechanics and a lighthearted tone. It is free from May 1 to May 15.

Haemimont Games' Tropico 4 is a strategy management sim that places you in the role of El Presidente. You work to create a prosperous nation, tending to your citizens' needs and thwarting attacks from enemies of the government. The satirical storyline is compelling and bolsters the solid strategy and management sim mechanics. Tropico 4 will be free from May 16 to May 31.

One of last month's freebies is still up for grabs too: Truck Racing Championship will be free until May 15.

Free Games with Gold for May 2021

  • Armello -- May 1-31
  • Dungeons 3 -- May 16-June 15
  • Lego Batman -- May 1-15
  • Tropico 4 -- May 16-31

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