Xbox August Games with Gold
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Xbox August Games with Gold

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Found 25th Jul
It’s time to harvest some great titles this August thanks to another stellar Games with Gold lineup. On August 1, the open-world farming simulator Slime Rancher will make its console debut on Xbox One, where you can care for your own galactic farm full of cute (slimy) creatures. Then starting on August 16, take on the wide variety of platform-racing stunt challenges in Trials Fusion.

The Summer fun isn’t over yet! Coming to Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we’ll have the modern-classic Bayonetta available from August 1 to August 15. Then get your butt to Mars and fight for the future in Red Faction: Armageddon from August 16 – August 30.

All games will be available for a limited time only as part of Games with Gold, so get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!

Slime Rancher ($19.99 ERP): Available Aug 1-31 on Xbox One
Trials Fusion ($19.99 ERP): Available Aug 16-Sep 15 on Xbox One
Bayonetta ($19.99 ERP): Available Aug 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Red Faction: Armageddon ($29.99 ERP): Available Aug 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Slime Rancher
For Beatrix LeBeau, being a rancher can be tough. Especially when she moves a thousand light years away for her job! Add to that, she’s not wrangling cattle, she’s wrangling slimes. A lot of slimes! But there’s money to be made in slime science. Careful though, it’s a risky business when vacpacs and jetpacks are your tools.

Trials Fusion
Powered by a top-notch physics system, Trials Fusion is packed with a wide variety of challenging levels encouraging you to pull off countless tricks and stunts. Prepare to show off in ways you never imagined with Trials‘ intuitive and addictive gameplay.

Bayonetta
Stylish, over-the-top finishing moves and epic set pieces push the limits of the action genre in Bayonetta. As a witch with magical powers and deadly weapons, you’ll flow gracefully in battle from one angelic enemy to the next in this critically acclaimed game.

Red Faction: Armageddon
Save Mars from an ancient evil (that you accidentally unleashed) in Red Faction: Armageddon. After a half-century of peace on Mars, the Red Faction resistance is called upon to save Mars from destruction. Survive hordes of enemies with friends in co-op or battle across the red planet in an epic solo campaign.

Read more at news.xbox.com/201…17/

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reddevil2015

Heat but games are crap again imo.



Bayonetta is one of the greatest games of all time. What exactly were you hoping for?

Cold. Was expecting Destiny 2 and AC Origins.

Gotta love entitled gamers. Same thing happens every month - MS can't reasonably give away four hotly anticipated brand new AAA games every month, so they have to give away little known but perfectly good (often excellent) indie games. Entitled Gamer wanders in complaining "these games are AWFUL" - which actually means "I haven't heard of these games as my knowledge of games doesn't extend past the last three COD games". No, not every free game will be something you want, but for around £30 a year 48 free games is tremendous value. So please manage your expectations and retain some perspective, lest you seem like a spoiled brat.

The only time I'm disappointed with the GWG announcements is when they're games I already have, and that's no one's fault but my own for buying too many games.
Edited by: "combat_honey" 25th Jul

Heat but games are crap again imo

Maybe my expectations are too high after some great months recently but very disapointed with last 2 months offerings.
Edited by: "MasterChief2017" 25th Jul
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Free Bayonetta is truly glorious. And the 360 version runs far better than the PS3 version too.

Dont have any, cant complain.

Heat but games are crap again imo

Maybe my expectations are too high after some great months recently but very disapointed with last 2 months offerings.
Edited by: "MasterChief2017" 25th Jul

superb month for me, 3 out of four were on my imaginary list....

And the rumours of dark soul 2 are crushed.

Trials fusion excellent!

Is that the UK freebies? With it saying dollars I wondered if the other rumours may be true for UK
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kos1c2 m ago

And the rumours of dark soul 2 are crushed.



So the Dark Souls 2 rumour was false. Still an ok selection I suppose.

no way bought fusion twice now its free lol

reddevil2015

Heat but games are crap again imo.



Bayonetta is one of the greatest games of all time. What exactly were you hoping for?

Banned

Trials Fusion and Bayonetta are decent. Not sure about Red Faction.. The other one is the token gesture unheard of game which I doubt I'd both with.

But like every month, I'll 'purchase' and leave em on the virtual game pile

In for Trials and Bayonetta

heatlight

Bayonetta is one of the greatest games of all time. What exactly were you … Bayonetta is one of the greatest games of all time. What exactly were you hoping for?



Some good games? Already got Trials but I agree, they're all a tad crap.

Don't have any of these, and have heard great things about Bayonetta and Slime Rancher. A good month for me.

Are all 360 games given with gold backwards compatible?

ocelot20

So the Dark Souls 2 rumour was false. Still an ok selection I suppose.


It was from a site called ThisGenGaming who are the worst clickbaiting gaming site on the web.

LQ8891 m ago

Are all 360 games given with gold backwards compatible?

Yes.

LQ8893 m ago

Are all 360 games given with gold backwards compatible?

yus

LQ889

Are all 360 games given with gold backwards compatible?


Yes however you need a 360 to "buy" them irrc.
Edited by: "BigTimeDealer" 25th Jul

Cold. Was expecting Destiny 2 and AC Origins.

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BigTimeDealer

Yes however you need a 360 to "buy" them irrc.



No you can do it from the web store. But due to some ridiculous rule, you need a payment method linked to your account. Yes even to 'purchase' free stuff SMH

BigTimeDealer

Yes however you need a 360 to "buy" them irrc.


Nope, you can grab them direct from the Xbox One dash now.

dalestacey

Plus not exactly free when they are only available through a paid … Plus not exactly free when they are only available through a paid subscription service!!!


I disagree, gold was the same price prior to gwg so I firmly believe they sit in the free pile. Had they increased the price then my view would have been different.

heatlight

Nope, you can grab them direct from the Xbox One dash now.


Do you need a credit card?

D_Jay_M

no way bought fusion twice now its free lol


Same here on 360 and then XB1, I would say I've had my money's worth though. Can't remember the last time I played it.

BigTimeDealer

Do you need a credit card?



Any payment method linked to the account will work, I have an empty PayPal one on there.

This is a cracking month for me, wanted slime rancher and bayonetta for some time

Pokkai

Let's break this down:1) Games are free, just in case your thick free.2) … Let's break this down:1) Games are free, just in case your thick free.2) You don't like them, so it's a bad month.I've phoned the Oxford Dictionary to ask them to remove subjective from their pages for you.Muppets will be muppets.



Maybe you should have asked them the correct spelling for your point number 1 whilst on the phone to them great selection of games that I've been meaning to play for a long time!

P.S. Muppets will be muppets was a nice touch :P

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DomHebb

Is that the UK freebies? With it saying dollars I wondered if the other … Is that the UK freebies? With it saying dollars I wondered if the other rumours may be true for UK



It's Microsoft they are very America-centric

Turnip

Some good games? Already got Trials but I agree, they're all a tad crap.



Have you played the other three?

as he says bayonetta is widely reviewed as a top game and the first red faction was superb...

Marcoos

I see calling people "muppets" is perfectly acceptable in this thread. … I see calling people "muppets" is perfectly acceptable in this thread. But don't correct grammar!



I know, right? One of the best comments I've read in ages deleted in the blink of an eye.....Pokkai thoroughly deserved to be called out for a typo after his/her unnecessarily sarcastic response, yet it's somehow deemed unacceptable??

It does not seem to have that good reviews.
However i like the look of Trials Fusion, seems like a great way to pass the time :).

We all know they don't exactly offer great games. Im just happy with a decent time pass and some i cant even do that on. Still i haven't played it yet.
Mind you slime rancher has very good reviews.

heatlight30 m ago

Bayonetta is one of the greatest games of all time. What exactly were you …Bayonetta is one of the greatest games of all time. What exactly were you hoping for?


You don't play many games do you?

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imsomethingyournot

Maybe you should have asked them the correct spelling for your point … Maybe you should have asked them the correct spelling for your point number 1 whilst on the phone to them great selection of games that I've been meaning to play for a long time! P.S. Muppets will be muppets was a nice touch :P



To be fair, it was spelt correctly. Just the wrong one!

Bayonetta is one of the best games I've ever played and I'm so thrilled I'll be able to play again via BC.

Great month all round, I simply love what backward compatability brings to the console. I recently finished Ghostbusters and Earthworn Jim and loved every second of both.

littlebitsofgaming

You don't play many games do you?



According to TrueAchievements I have over 900 Xbox games started on my profile. How about you?

Roflcopter at the comments getting deleted

Nothing for me this month. My gold ran out last month so will see about renewing it next month.
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