Hot on the heels of yesterday’s PS Plus announcement, Microsoft is getting in on the act by announcing their free games that will be available for Augusts’ Games With Gold. If the recent trailer for Halo Infinite has made you feel a bit cold towards Microsoft, I would thoroughly suggest that you stop reading now as next month’s Games With Gold offering is quite underwhelming, at least in my opinion.
Sure, there is fun to be had, but nothing jumps out at me as a game I’m dying to play. That’s just my opinion though, and at the end of the day, it’s worthless if any of you will enjoy the available games. Being an Xbox Live Gold member in August will allow you to download Portal Knights, Override: Mech City Brawl, MX Unleashed, and Red Faction II.
Maybe I’m being a bit unfair on the games here, as there is still plenty of fun to be had we gave Portal Knights a very respectable 4/5 when we reviewed it back in 2018. At the time, we said the action RPG was an exciting title that could be recommended to fans of Diablo III. As you can see in the above image, Portal Knights will be available to download for the whole of August.
MX Unleased is available from August 1 to August 15 and it received pretty favorable review scores when it was released back on the original Xbox. I’m interested to see how flying around on a dirt bike feels in 2020.
Back to the Xbox One and we have Override: Mech City Brawl, a game that does exactly what it says on the tin and has Mechs fighting in a city. Need I say more? This title will be available from August 16 to September 15.
Last but not least is Red Faction II, a fairly famous shooter set on Mars that first came out on the PlayStation 2 back in 2002. Even at the time, Red Faction II was fun, but it couldn’t compete with the likes of Halo which had released at the end of the previous year.
The more I look at these titles the more I feel I was too harsh to judge them. There is plenty of great content here, but as always, we’re more interested in your thoughts. Let us know what you think of Games With Gold for August in the comments as we wait to see what September brings to fans of both Microsoft and Sony.