May 19, 2022

Wave One of August’s Xbox Game Pass Titles Announced

Coming to Xbox consoles, PC, and the cloud

Xbox is back with another list of great games coming to Game Pass. This time around, there are ten new titles. These are coming to Game Pass on Console, PC, via the Cloud, or a combination of all three.

So, if you’ve recently got yourself a new Xbox, or you’re wanting a few more games to play, look no further. And, as part of your Game Pass subscription, you can download all these games for free. As part of your Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you can play all Game Pass games on your console, PC, and on the cloud.

Available; 5th August

Curse of the Dead Gods

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Focus Home Interactive

Developed by: Passtech Games

“You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to an accursed temple, a seemingly infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again and defy the malignant deities that linger in this place!”

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Dodgeball Academia

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Humble Games

Developed by: Pocket Trap

“Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, and dive in Dodgeball Academia available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! This vibrant sports RPG puts you in a world that lives and breathes dodgeball. Forge friendships and develop rivals as you train to become the ultimate champion – dominating on and off the courts”.

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Katamari Demacy Reroll

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Bandai Namco

Developed by: Monkeycraft

“The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the king on their wacky adventure to restore the stars – now in full HD!”

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Lumines Remastered

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Enhance

Developed by: Resonair

“A game that beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one engaging, yet easy-to-play experience. You’re at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping action while you groove to awesome house, trance, and techno beats!”

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Skate – EA Play

Available on: Console

Published by: EA

Developed by: EA Black Box

“Head back to where it all began as Skate joins The EA Play List! Get chased by security guards, impress or annoy citizens, ride with pros, discover skate shops, and make spots your own in this fully reactive city!”

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Skate 3 – EA Play

Available on: Cloud

Published by: EA

Developed by: EA Black Box

“The award-winning Skate franchise returns to break new ground with Skate 3. Build the ultimate team and change the face of the city in this definitive co-op skateboarding experience with EA Play”.

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Starmancer (Game Preview)

Available on: PC

Published by: Chucklefish

Developed by: Ominux Games

“Obey protocol or go rogue as you take on the role of a powerful A.I. in Starmancer. Build bustling space ports, secret laboratories, and incubators for mysterious eggs. Defend against starvation, sabotage, and space zombies. Don’t worry, you can always grow more humans”.

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Available; 12th August

Art of Rally

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Funselektor Labs, Inc

Developed by: Funselektor Labs, Inc

Art of Rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift. From beginner-friendly options to driving modes that’ll challenge the most expert drivers, race across the world through colorful and stylised environments, now including Kenya with four new cars, six new tracks, and a new free-roam area!”

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Available; 13th August

Hades

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Supergiant Games

Developed by: Supergiant Games

“Defy the god of the dead as you battle out of the Underworld of Greek myth in this Game of the Year winning rogue-like dungeon crawler. You’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt”.

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Available; 17th August

Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition

Available on: PC

Published by: Xbox Game Studios

Developed by: Arkadium, Next Level Games, Microsoft Casual Games

“Be part of the most played video game in history! Get an ad-free experience in the Premium Edition, including an exclusive Xbox Game Pass card back!

Enjoy the best Solitaire card games in one app, plus daily challenges, competitive events, Xbox achievements, and a new Xbox theme. Discover why millions around the world have loved this timeless classic for over 31 years”.

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Leaving Soon…

Alas, it’s not all good news. With every game that comes to Game Pass, we must lose some. Think of it as Phil Spencer’s third law of Game Pass motion – every incoming game must force another one off the service. However, it’s not all terrible news, as you’ll still be able to bag these games for yourself with a special 20% discount with your Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Leaving; 8th August

Grand Theft Auto V

Leaving: Cloud, Console

Published by: Rockstar Games

Developed by: Rockstar North

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Leaving; 15th August

Ape Out

Leaving: PC

Published by: Devolver Digital

Developed by: Bennett Foddy, Gabe Cuzzillo, Matt Boch

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Crossing Souls

Leaving: PC

Published by: Devolver Digital

Developed by: Fourattic

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Darksiders Genesis

Leaving: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: THQ Nordic

Developed by: Airship Syndicate

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Don’t Starve

Leaving: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Klei Entertainment

Developed by: Klei Entertainment

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Final Fantasy VII

Leaving: Console, PC

Published by: Square Enix

Developed by: Square Enix

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Train Sim World 2020

Leaving: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: Dovetail Games

Developed by: Dovetail Games

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So there we have it, a small offering of brand new games to sink your teeth into. Be sure to take full advantage of these whilst they’re available to you for free. Of course, if you’re more interested in games that are free AND you get to keep them forever, we got you covered. Check out our Xbox Games With Gold coverage.

OR, if you’re on PlayStation, we have this month’s PS Plus games.

And, for all of us on Stadia Pro, check out this month’s Pro Games, available with any live Stadia Pro subscription.


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