• Wed. Aug 17th, 2022

    Any Button Gaming


    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. This month is headlined by Calico and ScourgeBringer on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

    Meanwhile, this month’s “classic collection” includes Saint’s Row 2 and Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine.

    These will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and/or Xbox 360. Games With Gold is included as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

    Each of this month’s game’s availability will be staggered across the month. Here is this month’s schedule;


    Published by: Whitethorn Games, Maple Whispering

    Developed by: Peachy Keen Games

    “You’ll need to channel the right cat-titude in the totally charming and fuzzy sim game Calico.

    It’s up to you to rebuild the town’s run-down cat cafe. Create your character, choose fun clothes to wear, whimsically decorate your place for cats and human visitors, and of course fill it up with the adorable animals. With magical potions, you might even be able to ride your giant cat to work.

    This game is low stress, creative, and simply paw-some”.

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    Published by: Dear Villagers, Plug In Digital, Yooreka Studio

    Developed by: Flying Oak Games, E-studio

    “Slash your way through a post-apocalyptic world as Kyhra, the deadliest warrior of your clan.

    Explore the fast-paced roguelite platformer ScourgeBringer. Attack your enemies and bosses that guard the secrets of the Scourge. The ever-changing dungeon holds mysteries and mementos of past explorers that can help you move forward and, perhaps, redeem all of humanity”.

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    Saint’s Row 2

    Published by: THQ, Deep Silver

    Developed by: Volition

    “A lot has changed in five years. You awaken from a coma to learn the 3rd Street Saints have been disbanded and their territory has been taken over by syndicates with corrupt corporation backing.

    Rebuild the Saints and take back your territory in an open world adventure that mixes humor and violence, and demands you earn respect by any means necessary”.

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    Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine

    Published by: Humble Games

    Developed by: Pocketwatch Games, Andy Schatz, Sickhead Games

    “Who can pull off the heist of a lifetime? Assemble a crack team of thieves and get to work.

    Choose from one of eight highly skilled and highly colorful characters each with their unique set of skills like the Pickpocket, the Locksmith, the Cleaner, and more.

    Play solo or with three other morally dubious friends as you sneak through nightclubs and yachts. Each stage is told from a different perspective in this award-winning game”.

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    And there we have it; The line-up for this month’s Games with Gold, on Xbox. As you can see, there’s the 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 this month’s Stadia Pro games, free for anyone with an active Stadia Pro subscription.

    What do you think of this month’s selection? Any there that you know you’ll be grabbing? Why not sound off in the comments below?

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    James Wright

    ABG's Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator, Odysee content creator, King

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