Games with Gold July titles

The first bonus games of July from Microsoft's Games with Gold program have already landed, coming only a short while after the announcement went out earlier this week. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership holders can now add two more games to their libraries, them being Planet Alpha and Conker: Live & Reloaded.

Although coming from different generations, both titles have backward compatibility support for newer consoles. Planet Alpha can be played on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S systems, while Conker: Live & Reloaded is available across the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S generations.

The Microsoft Store links listed below can be used to directly add the games to a Gold activated account:

Planet Alpha (Xbox One)

Planet Alpha screenshot

PLANET ALPHA, a beautiful alien world filled with mystery and danger. Pursued by relentless enemies, you must harness the power of night and day as you struggle to survive.

Conker: Live & Reloaded (Xbox 360)

Conker Live and Reloaded screenshot

Who’s ready for another round? Gaming’s notorious squirrel is back with a raging hangover and more ‘tude than ever. Conker staggers through a raunchy world full of twisted characters, lewd conduct, and outrageous movie parodies. The epic battle against the evil Tediz rages on in this team based shooter.

For those who missed it, Shadows: Awakening from the last Games with Gold lineup still has two weeks left on its counter before it stops being part of the program. It will be replaced by Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break on July 16.

Games claimed through a Games with Gold promotion are attached to accounts in different ways depending on their launch platforms. Xbox 360 titles will continue being playable even after the Gold subscription is discontinued, but Xbox One games are only playable while the account has an active subscription.