August Games with Gold: Xbox goes big with For Honor, racing, and more


It’s that time again to find out what Microsoft has in store for Xbox Live Gold members with the August Games with Gold offerings. In case you missed them, there are still a few days to get the last two titles from last month. As always, the two Xbox 360 games below are Backward Compatible on the Xbox One (check out our Xbox One X review in case you missed it) once they’re available on their respective dates.

Without further ado, let’s check out what Xbox is offering Xbox Live Gold members in August!

Death Squared – Xbox One

July 16 – August 15 (733.42 MB)


Death Squared is a multiplayer puzzle game about cooperation, communication, and robot explosions. Solve 80 unique puzzles that range from elementary all the way up to Einstein genius. Fantastic narration, inventive levels, and four-player multiplayer really set this game apart.


Forza Horizon 2: 10th Anniversary Edition – Xbox One

August 1 – 31 (39.45 GB)

Forza-Horizon-2The Forza Horizon 2 Standard Edition includes the full game of Forza Horizon 2, the official Forza Hub app for Xbox One, and the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, which features 10 specially tuned and liveried cars, including the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, the 2015 Lamborghini Hurácan and the 2013 McLaren P1™. With Forza Hub, players can collect their monthly Forza Rewards, check out the latest news from the Forza Motorsport world, vote on their favorite community creations, and much more.


For Honor – Xbox One

August 16 – September 15 (45.39 GB)


Enter the chaos of war and choose your faction. Play as a bold Knight, a brutal Viking, or a deadly Samurai. Experience the thrilling story campaign solo or co-op, and fight in brutal PvP multiplayer modes, now on new dedicated servers. Choose a faction, grab your sword, and fight with your allies to survive in innovative PvP melee combat. Enjoy an evolved experience – with 12 base Heroes, 18 maps, new PvP and ranked modes, thousands of gear items, and more since launch. Dedicated servers provide a stable and seamless experience as you fight to claim victory for your faction. Earn rewards while you learn the art of combat with a brand-new training mode that takes you from Apprentice to Master.


Dead Space 3 – Xbox 360

August 1 – 15 (14.92 GB)

dead-space-3Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s.

Play together with a friend or alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless drop in, drop out co-op functionality.


Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Xbox 360

August 16 – 31 (6.44 GB)

epic-mickey-2Unleash the power of the brush in an all new co-op adventure. Join Mickey and Oswald in an epic battle to save the magical world of Wasteland and change it forever. Interact with your favorite characters like never before in the most heroic adventure yet.


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.

Last Updated on August 28, 2018.


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