Xbox Game Pass August update #2: Seven new titles including AoE: DE, DmC 5

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As usual, here we are with the second Xbox Game Pass August update where we see seven more games joining the service, headlined by Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Devil May Cry 5 — both now available! Of the new additions, two are for console, two for PC, and three are for both PC and console.

Xbox Game Pass August Additions

The second batch of games — here’s the first batch in case you missed it — that will be joining Xbox Game Pass include:

  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (August 19)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (August 19)
  • Stellaris (August 19)
  • Ape Out (August 22)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (August 22)
  • Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut (August 27)
  • Blair Witch (August 30)

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Age of Empires, the pivotal RTS that launched a 20-year legacy returns in definitive form for Windows 10 PCs. Bringing together all of the officially released content with modernized gameplay, all-new visuals and a host of other new features, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the complete RTS package. Engage in over 40 hours of updated campaign content with new narration and pacing, jump online in up to 8-player battles with new competitive features and modes, experience 4K HD visuals with overhauled animations, get creative with the scenario builder and share your creations. There’s never been a better time to jump in to Age of Empires. Welcome back to history.


Devil May Cry 5

Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

The Devil you know returns in this brand new entry in the over-the-top stylish action series! Prepare to get downright demonic with three unique, playable characters in this signature blend of high-octane stylized action and otherworldly imagery the series is known for. Director Hideaki Itsuno and the core team have returned to create the most insane, technically advanced and utterly unmissable action experience of this generation.



Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC)

The universe is getting bigger every day! Paradox Development Studio is bringing the grand strategy genre to consoles for the first time ever with Stellaris: Console Edition. Featuring the same deep strategic gameplay, rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris: Console Edition puts the complexity of the galaxy at your thumbsticks. Whether you’re exploring the unknown, discovering the mysteries of the universe, or conquering it for the glory of your empire, console players have more inter-galactic strategy awaiting them than ever before.

The universe has arrived at your consoles, it’s up to you what to do with it.


Ape Out

Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

In this wild, colorfully stylized smash‘em up about primal escape and frenetic jazz, build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors to your advantage as you crush everyone on your path to freedom. Embrace bold colors, use the rhythm of jazz in the chaos to guide you and take on a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom.


Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices. Explore majestic castles, deep forests, thriving villages and countless other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia!


Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut

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

The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut is the triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.

Hidden in the shadows, an evil has waited patiently. Until now. Who will face the darkness if not you? A heroic adventure featuring 50+ hours of gameplay, 350 speaking parts, a Legacy Mode for returning fans, and over 100 pieces of incredible music!


Blair Witch

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

Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.

It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.


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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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