Xbox Game Pass August update: Downwell, Slay the Spire, and more…

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Another month and here we are with the Xbox Game Pass August update where we see six games joining the service, headlined by Ashes Cricket, Parademic, and Downwell.

Xbox Game Pass August Additions

The first batch of games — Xbox usually adds more as the month goes on — that will be joining Xbox Game Pass include:

  • Ashes Cricket (August 1)
  • Pandemic (August 1)
  • Downwell (August 1)
  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 (August 8)
  • Space Hulk Tactics (August 8)
  • Slay the Spire (August 14)

Ashes Cricket

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Ashes Cricket brings all the fast-paced action, big hits, and skill that you see in the greatest cricket competition in the world, in both a more realistic and authentic way than ever before.



Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

As members of an elite disease control team, you’re the only thing standing in the way of the four deadly diseases spreading across the world. Travel the globe protecting cities, contain infections from spreading, and discover the cure for each disease. The fate of humanity is in your hands!


Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Venture down into a darkness filled with nasty creatures (and mysterious secrets) to collect spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks in search of untold treasures. Armed only with your Gunboots for protection, battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics.


Jackbox Party Pack 2

Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

The sequel to the party game phenomenon The Jackbox Party Pack, featuring five fresh, rib-tickling party games supporting up to eight players. It’s a game-night riot in a box… without the box!


Space Hulk Tactics

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

A faithful adaptation of the board game Space Hulk bringing a unique twist to the cult classic formula. Engage in bloody battles through an immense Space Hulk — a twisted mass of asteroids, wrecked star ships, and debris – as either a squad of Terminator Space Marines or the deadly alien Genestealers.


Slay the Spire

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Fusing card games and roguelikes together in an original single-player, deckbuilder adventure. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, and discover relics of immense power to slay the spire!


What do you think about the games coming in the Xbox Game Pass August update? Let us know in the comments below or on TwitterFacebook, or MeWe.

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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