The time is once again getting closer for Xbox to post the August 2019 Games With Gold, a collection of monthly games that are free to download for any Xbox Live Gold member. The games for the month of August are Gears of War 4, Forza Motorsport 6, Torchlight, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
It’s a very odd mix of genres, though thankfully more varied than some of the months that come around. Consisting of a third-person shooter, a racing game, an isometric dungeon-crawler, and an action RPG, this month has something for everyone to enjoy, whatever your preference.
Gears of War 4 is the 2016 continuation of the Gears of War series, featuring new characters, new weapons, and a sinister new enemy that threatens to ruin the peace that humanity almost went extinct for. The game will be available from August 1 to August 31.
The next of the August 2019 Games With Gold, Forza Motorsport 6, isn’t the most recent Forza game to come out, since it was released in 2015, but it’s still a great racing game where you can drive a huge number of tracks with an even bigger number of cars. That game will be available from August 16 to September 15.
Thirdly, we have Torchlight, a dungeon-crawling action RPG that any fan of Diablo or other games similar to that will likely enjoy as you dive into a dungeon again and again through procedurally-generated levels. That game will be available from August 1 to August 15. It’s likely intended to promote the impending console release of Torchlight 2.
Finally, we have Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, an action RPG game that came out waaaaay back in 2010. Taking on the role of a vampire hunter, players must storm the castle of the titular Lords of Shadow in order to form together a mask that can bring back the protagonist’s dead wife. That game will be available from August 16 to August 31.
You don’t have much longer to wait if any of the August 2019 Games with Gold appeal to you, but keep their dates in mind so that you can download them at their proper times.