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 Darksiders III and Yooka-Laylee on Xbox One.
Meanwhile, this month’s “classic collection” includes Lost Planet 3 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves. These will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox 360. Games With Gold is included as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Each of August’s games availability will be staggered across the month. Here is this month’s schedule;
- Darksiders III (£44.99/$59.99) – Available 1st-31st August
- Yooka-Laylee (£34.99/$39.99) – Available 16th August to 15th September
- Lost Planet 3 (£14.99/$19.99) – Available 1st-15th August
- Garou: Mark of the Wolves (£6.79/$9.99) – Available 16th-31st August
Published by: THQ Nordic
Developed by: Gunfire Games
“In this hack-and-slash action adventure, assume the role of Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in her quest to hunt down the Seven Deadly Sins. Explore an open-ended, living world, and use your whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil”.Xbox
Published by: Team17
Developed by: Playtonic Games
“Explore huge, beautiful worlds and meet an unforgettable cast of characters. As buddy duo, Yooka & Laylee, embark on an epic quest to thwart the corporate villain, Capital B, and his devious scheme to absorb all of the world’s literature”.Xbox
Lost Planet 3
Published by: Capcom
Developed by: Spark Unlimited
“Delve deeper into the history of the Lost Planet universe. In this prequel to the previous entries, relive the adventures of Jim Peyton as he reveals the hidden truths within the environments of E.D.N. III, in a highly engrossing single player experience”.Xbox
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Published by: SNK
Developed by: SNK, Code Mystics
As the last entry of the classic Fatal Fury series, select over a dozen different fighters to participate in the King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem tournament. Featuring the T.O.P. fighting system, and a defense and counter mechanic, prove to your opponent that legends don’t die…they get better!”Xbox
And there we have it; The line-up for August’s Games with Gold, on Xbox. As you can see, there’s a usual mix of games to choose from. 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.
If you, instead, fancy getting some free PlayStation games, we have you covered. And, check back for August’s Stadia Pro games, free for anyone with an active Stadia Pro subscription.
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.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.