August Games with Gold: Another month of “meh”


After a relatively lackluster showing in July, it’s that time of the month again where we get to find out what August Games with Gold Xbox has in store for Xbox Live Gold members. As always, the two Xbox 360 games below are Backward Compatible on the Xbox One once they’re available on their respective dates.

Let’s check out what Xbox is offering Xbox Live Gold members in August!

Runbow – Xbox One

July 16 – August 15 (1.12 GB)

RunbowA fast-paced party action game with a never before seen color mechanic. Up to nine players can race against each other locally or online as platforms and obstacles appear and disappear when the colored background changes. Go head-to-head in one of Runbow’s modes, including Arena, King of the Hill, ColourMaster, and The Bowhemoth.


Slime Rancher – Xbox One

August 1-31 (911.28 MB)


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 slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!


Trials Fusion – Xbox One

August 16 – September 15 (10.01 GB)

Trials-FusionBuilt upon the Trials franchise’s proven gameplay foundations, Trials Fusion challenges players endlessly in both classic and all-new ways. It melds the classic, proven Trials formula of simple yet addictive competition with the social and visual breakthroughs of the next generation of gaming. With unique platform-racing gameplay, ubiquitous competition and an ever-expanding destination for new content and features, the Trials Fusion experience is never over. Take on an unlimited array of platform-racing challenges in the unreal world of Trials Fusion. Using your skills to traverse across obstacle-laden, ramp-ridden courses, you must strive to set track records against the best Trials players around the world. Alone in career mode, with your friends in the frenzied multiplayer or in a crazy global tournament, competition is always available, so string together insane tricks and become the best trials rider! If the official courses are still not enough, thanks to the all-new track editor you are able to create your very own tracks. Let your imagination run and create insane tracks for even more fun. And with long-term support for fresh features and content, the Trials experience will continue to expand and challenge players in new and exhilarating ways.


Bayonetta – Xbox 360

August 1-15 (6.81 GB)

BayonettaFrom the creative geniuses behind Devil May Cry and Resident Evil comes Bayonetta™, a game of 100% pure, unadulterated, climatic action. With powers far beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, our heroine Bayonetta fights countless enemies, evil forces and giant foes in brutal yet graceful ways.


Red Faction: Armageddon – Xbox 360

August 16-31 (5.91 GB)

Red-Faction-ArmageddonMankind finds itself poised on the brink of extinction deep underground. Darius Mason is humanity’s last hope for survival.


Are you excited or disappointed about the upcoming August Games With Gold? Let us know which free game(s) you’re looking forward to the most in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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