As August quickly approaches, Microsoft has once again outlined the free games you will get with Games with Gold for the month. This month once again sees four unique titles available across Xbox One and Xbox 360.
On Xbox One, Forza Horizon 2 and For Honor are available. Forza Horizon 2 will be available to download for the duration of the month whereas For Honor will be free from August 16th to September 15th. As for Xbox 360 titles, Dead Space 3 will be available from the 1st to the 15th. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be available from the 16th to the 31st.
Overall, I see this as a strong month for Xbox Live Gold fans. Forza Horizon 2 features an open world driving simulation where players can seamlessly drive into races online. It’s still a gorgeous game even after numerous years and additional iterations in the franchise.
For Honor is an online arena fighting game that pits Samaria, Knights and Vikings against each other. Fans who have jumped in before will know that the game has a lot going for it, with a vibrant online community to boot. If you haven’t checked this title out before, now is the time to jump in with a fourth class being added sometime this year.
Additionally, the 3rd entry in the Dead Space series will put players back into the shoes of our favorite space engineer Isaac Clark. Dead Space 3 takes a more action oriented approach allowing players to cooperatively play through the entire game with a buddy. It’s the least well received entry in the series but for the low price of free could still make for a fun play through with a friend. Epic Mickey 2 also supports cooperative play so it seems that Microsoft is heavily focusing on that this month.
Finally, Xbox Live Gold members should note that Death Squared and Assault Android are still available until August 1st, so be sure to pick those up before it’s too late.
Connor’s love for gaming starts with the unboxing of a Playstation 2 with a copy of Kingdom Hearts. Since then Connor has come to love all things nerd culture, with a passion for Playstation, third-person shooters, and JRPGs. He will talk your ear off about his favorite games which include The Last of Us and Hotline Miami.