The free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles for June 2019 are certainly a pretty decent bunch, but alongside the brilliant Portal: Still Alive, the tempting Rivals of Aether and the immersion bringing hockey experience in NHL 19, comes one other game – Earth Defense Force 2017.
Available for free right now on Xbox 360 and, through the power of Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One, is Earth Defense Force 2017, a native 360 title that first released across North America and Europe way back in 2007. Now, as you may expect from an Earth Defense Force title, it is up to you to take charge of an EDF soldier in the hope that you can fight back against oncoming alien forces. And that’s pretty much all you need to really worry yourself about.
With a multitude of weapons and equipment options available, this small budget affair is quite possibly the least exciting of all the Xbox Games With Gold titles for June 2019, with the gameplay within probably struggling to keep you interested for too long. Of course, should you have never played it or are new to the Xbox eco-system and wish to see a new game added to your library, then it’s all a bit of a no-brainer to not make the most of the free love sent your way, but don’t expect anything that is going to wow you.
Usually priced up at £11.99, those gamers with a valid Xbox Live Gold subscription to hand should pay the Xbox Store a little visit in order to set their download of Earth Defense Force 2017 in motion, with the game then playable on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ve got until the end of June 2019 to sort that download.
If you wish to know more about the game, and the rest of the freebies sent your way throughout June thanks to the Games With Gold scheme, then our in-depth article will happily sort you out.
2013 AD: A radio transmission is intercepted from an unknown extraterrestrial source 2014 AD: Attempts are made to establish contact with the source, but to no avail. 2015 AD: A technologically advanced international army, the EDF, is established. 2017 AD: A large fleet of alien spaceships, dubbed the Ravagers, arrives on Earth and begins indiscriminately attacking humans… “Earth Defense Force” is a shooting action game and follow-up to “THE Earth Defense Force” and “THE Earth Defense Force 2”, released in Japan. In this game, the player becomes a soldier of an international army, the EDF, trying to defeat an alien army that suddenly arrives on Earth.