Another month and another new batch of games to keep forever courtesy of Xbox Games With Gold. Whether you’re new to the service or a returning player, there are plenty of free titles to download and keep forever. The month of August is headlined by Portal Knights and Override: Mech City Brawl on Xbox One. Meanwhile, over on Xbox 360 (and Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility), keep an eye out for MX Unleashed and Red Faction II.
Each of August’s game’s availability will be staggered across the month. Here is this month’s schedule:
- Portal Knights ($19.99/£15.99 ERP) – Xbox One (1st August to 31st August)
- Override: Mech City Brawl ($29.99/£24.99 ERP) – Xbox One (16th August to 15th September)
- MX Unleashed ($14.99/£11.99 ERP) – Xbox One backwards compatibility and Xbox 360 (1st August to 15th August)
- Red Faction II ($14.99/£11.99 ERP) – Xbox One backwards compatibility and Xbox 360 (16th July to 31st July)
“Prove yourself a Portal Knight by levelling up your character, crafting epic weapons, and vanquishing foes in real-time in this cooperative, 3D sandbox action RPG.
Explore dozens of randomly-generated islands! Build almost anything! In a world torn apart by the Fracture and terrorized by the Hollow King, you and your friends are its only hope!”Xbox
Override: Mech City Brawl
“No gears, no glory!
Control gigantic robots and duke it out across fantastic cityscapes in this 3D mech-based brawler! Epic and explosive battles await with distinctive mechs in local and online versus mode, party co-op with two to four players, and a single-player campaign.
Pilot a diverse roster of epic, skyscraper-sized mechs, each with their own play-style, special moves, and finishers. Tower over your opponents and lay waste to entire cities underfoot.
Destroy 3D arenas modelled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico.
Challenge other players, gathering two to four friends to engage in dynamic co-op where each player is responsible for one part of a towering mech!
Customise your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style!”Xbox
“Rainbow Studios returns to its heritage to bring the definitive next-generation off-road game to life. Featuring enormous free world environments and an extensive racing career mode, MX Unleashed is one big off-road playground. If you want more intense action, battle it out with a monster truck, helicopter, or bi-plane!”Xbox
Red Faction II
“Twenty-second century Earth.
Fed up after years on the front lines, a group of super-soldiers injected with nanotechnology vow to replace the dictator and restore peace.
Defend your country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of your five squad members, each specializing in their own method of destruction. Fight through diverse levels using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons and massive explosives in your rampage to overthrow the government”.Xbox
And there we have it. The line-up for August’s Games with Gold, on Xbox. Be sure to take advantage of an active Live Gold account and bag yourself four, free games. And, if you have the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account, you get Gold included in the price.
Fear not though, PlayStation players. August’s PS Plus games have also been revealed. Why not check out what is on offer for you here. [Cheers, Mike]
What do you think of August’s selection? Any there that you know you’ll be grabbing? Why not sound off in the comments below.
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