August Games With Gold Announced

The latest Games with Gold have been announced for August, For Gold Members you will be receiving two free Xbox One Games and two free Backwards Compatible 360 games, lets take a look at the games you will be acquiring this month.

Slime Rancher

August 1st -August 31st

Slime Rancher has been in Early Access on Steam since it’s release in January 2016. Receiving overwhelmingly positive praise, the little rascals are now making their move over to Xbox One through the Game Preview program, but gold members will get it from free throughout the month of August. “Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slime”

Trails Fusion 

August 16th – September 15th

Back on the Xbox 360, Trails HD was considered the game that ended the lives of numerous controllers. Trails Fusion continued this trend, however, this time it managed t0 achieved a great balance between extreme precision gameplay for your hardcore players, and basic fun for the more casual. There’s plenty to complete, with a great multiplayer and track building editor included.  I believe no DLC will be included, but you may see those DLC packs heading for the Deals with gold later in the month, while this is free.


August 1st -August 15th

Bayonetta is a Hack n Slash title created by Platinum Games and published by Sega. Originally released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. You play as Bayonetta, who is one of two surviving Umbran Witches. From shape-shifting to summoning Demons with her hair, this became a cult game that even spawned its own anime. Unfortunately the sequel was a Wii U exclusive, but here’s hoping that could change. If you are into Devil May Cry and haven’t played Bayonetta, now’s the perfect time.

Red Faction Armageddon

 August 15th – August 31st

I remember playing the first Red Faction Game on the PlayStation 2 in 2001, and as a 12 year old kid was completely hooked by the atmosphere and story. A sequel followed a year later, but Red Faction didn’t return to our consoles until 2009 with Red Faction Guerrilla. The return was warmly welcomed, with Guerrilla receiving positive reviews as it expanded into a more open world setting. Red Faction Armageddon was released two years later, but it seemed to get lost, with many people deciding to skip a return to Mars a second time around. The game was still received positively, despite being more linear then it’s predecessor.

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