Microsoft has revealed the August Games with Gold for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, showing the multiple different games that Xbox gamers will be able to get for free for the entire month of August. The games include Dead Space 3, Forza Horizon 2, For Honor, and Epic Mickey 2, on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Dead Space 3 is the unfortunately incomplete conclusion to the Dead Space series, which helped to cause the studio’s eventual demise earlier this year when the game was essentially strangled in its crib by EA when they added cooperative multiplayer, microtransactions, and third-person shooting mechanics rather than the highly successful formula that had already netted the series two critically acclaimed games. However, it can still be a good co-op fright-fest for those who are looking for a good survival horror game.
Forza Horizon 2, much like the other Forza Horizon games, gives you the ability to drive around in sleek muscle cars across vast distances and empty roads in Italy and France. If violent games like For Honor or Dead Space aren’t your thing, Forza Horizon 2 can be your pick from the August Games With Gold.
Thirdly there’s For Honor, which despite being rather obscure since it released in February of last year, is now making a resurgence with a number of updates and a brand new faction based on Imperial China that’s coming soon, along with a new game mode and more. With all of that new content coming, then now would likely be the best time to grab For Honor.
Finally out of the August Games with Gold, we have Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, where the two Disney mascots, Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Mickey’s predecessor) team up to take down a threat to their world. While the game got mixed reviews, the fact that it’s free should at least give you some reason to try it.
You’ll be able to get all of these games when August rolls around for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.