With May coming to a close in a few days, Microsoft announced the #Games With Gold titles for June. That month will not only see four free titles, two for the Xbox 360 and two for the #Xbox One, but also a piece of downloadable content. One of the games available for free during May, 'Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris', will be free until June 15th. There were also five new backward compatible games announced today.

What are the Games with Gold?

The first Xbox 360 game that will be available in the first half of June is 'Assassin's Creed III.' This game was the fifth in the history spanning the "Assassins Creed" series and came out in October 2012.

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It has an 84 metascore from the critics on the aggregate review site Metacritic. The second Xbox 360 game that will be available in the second half of June is "Dragon Age: Origins." This game was the first in Bioware's epic RPG series and came out back in November 2009. It has an 86 metascore on Metacritic.

The first Xbox One game that will be available for all of June is "SpeedRunners." This game will also be launching on June 1st, so it will be spending its whole first month as a free game. The second Xbox One game is "Watch Dogs" which will be available from the middle of June until the middle of July. It had a 78 metascore on Metacritic and was considered to be a disappointment by many gamers. Lastly, the Multiplayer Content DLC Pack for the Xbox exclusive "Phantom Dust" will be free for the month.

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"Phantom Dust" released last week as a free to play game and is a remastered version of the original Xbox game from 2004.

New backward compatible games

As part of the Games with Gold program "Dragon Age: Origins" will backward compatible, but it already has been since January. " Assassins Creed III" is one of the five games that is available today, so fans do not have to wait until June 1st. The other four backward compatible games added to the program are all Xbox Live arcade games.

"Shadow Assault Tenchu" released back in October 2008 and was developed by FromSoftware Inc. "Shinobi" released back in June 2009 and was developed by Backbone Entertainment. Old school gamers will remember this as the 1987 classic in arcades and later on Sega's Master System.

"ilomilo" released in January 2010 and was developed by SouthEnd Interactive. "Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond" also released in January 2010 and was developed by Vicious Cycle. This game was the sequel to 2009's "Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard." #backwards compatible