One of the perks of the Xbox Live membership is free games every month. Microsoft offers a blend of both Xbox One and 360 titles, with the 360 being backwards compatible, and though last month's line-up wasn't as strong as previous months, June's looks like it is definitely making up for that. 

For June, here are the games that Xbox Live members can get for free: 

  • EA Sports NHL 19 ($59.99 ERP): Available June 1 to 30 on Xbox One
  • Rivals of Aether ($14.99 ERP): Available June 16 to July 15 on Xbox One
  • Portal: Still Alive ($14.99 ERP): Available June 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Earth Defense Force 2017 ($14.99 ERP): Available June 16 to 30 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

The cake may have been a lie, but Portal making its way into the lineup sure isn't. I would be so, so very wrong to not recommend nabbing Portal. It's got some of the most hilarious dialogue you'll ever here, with gameplay that continues to thrive to this day. It also lets you break physics, which - fun! 

It's important to note that these free games cannot be claimed unless an Xbox Live Membership is active. As per Microsoft, "As an Xbox Live Gold Member, you get the most advanced multiplayer, bonus games, and exclusive member discounts in Microsoft Store. With Xbox Live Gold, you can stay connected with friends, family, and Xbox Live members around the world."

The next wave of free games begins on June 1.