Xbox One and Xbox 360 Free August Games With Gold Titles Include Crimson Dragon, Dishonored

Strike Suit Zero for Xbox One and Motocross Madness for Xbox 360 will also be free for Xbox Live Gold players in August.

Microsoft today announced August's free Games With Gold titles for Xbox One and Xbox 360, totaling four games in all split between the two platforms.

On Xbox One, players with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription ($60/year) can download Crimson Dragon (normally $20) and Strike Suit Zero (normally $20). These will become available starting August 1, and they replace the current free games, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Max: Curse of Brotherhood. If you have not downloaded those games yet, now would be a good time to do so.

Xbox 360 players with the Xbox Live Gold subscription, on the other hand, can download Motocross Madness (normally $10) for free August 1-15. Then starting on August 16, subscribers can pick up Dishonored (normally $20) for free through the end of the month.

On Xbox 360, once you download a free game, it is yours to keep even if your Xbox Live Gold subscription lapses. But on Xbox One, you'll need to keep your Xbox Live Gold subscription active to hang on to the free games.

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154 comments
cvantu
cvantu

I'm actually quite surprised with Crimson Dragon. As a huge Panzar Dragoon fan, the reviews scared me away from trying the game. However, it is quite faithful to Panzar Dragoon and worthy of playing. No, since it was meant to be a 360 game, the graphics are not jaw dropping, but the textures are even very Panzar"ish" and work in the game's favor. This is a free quality game. Anyone who enjoyed Panzar Dragoon should not have any problems enjoying Crimson Dragon.

Bond_Villain
Bond_Villain

Dishonored is good. Definitely getting that one


thanks MS




sammoth
sammoth

Kewl more games to play.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

Dishonored? wow microsoft 

first dark souls now dishonored, you're changing! 

mrbennett20
mrbennett20

Dishonored is a terrible game. i bought it a few months ago and then sold it a week later

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Crimson Dragon and Dishonored, nice.

I was just thinking of picking up both, but decided not to because I have a big enough gaming backlog already. Glad I did!

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

Motocross Madness is a huge steamin pile of sh*te but Dishonoured is something I did not expect.

Perhaps I should have seen it coming though as it was in the sales but 3 weeks ago.

I've been noticing that pattern with Xbox GWG, put it in the sales for like £5 and then shortly after it will be free to all Gold members. Minimizing the amount of people who will download it by quite a margin.

Smart move but also a d!ck move too!

Although I'm glad to see that they are making some effort with giving away better titles like Dishonoured, it will be yet another game I will not play, sadly. FPS games are just so horrible IMO.

On another note, I predict that Murdered: Soul Suspect will be free by Xmas 2014 on X1 and X360.

isshiah
isshiah

Haven't played dishonored since release, so I'll definitely pick it up and play it through more aggressively. Damn glitchy stealth achievement...you suck. 


The dlc was on sale not too long ago, but i passed it up. D'oh! 

Defender1978
Defender1978

Sweet.  Just renewed Xbox Live this month and the free games between Xbox One and 360 have already paid for it.  

digthat32
digthat32

Sony is killin Xbone in this department.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Nice. I've wanted to try both Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit, but not enough to buy them.

kane6911
kane6911

xbox360 and xbox one are great for this man. sony not so much, i hate there controller and a console that has no features but playing gaming i have no use for. 

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

Owning Xbox one games without owning a Xbox one lol 

console_war_vet
console_war_vet

I'm happy that people have no excuse not to try Dishonored now. It's an amazing game. Looking forward to the Xbox One games!

xantufrog
xantufrog

That's a good selection - don't know why some folks are complaining. There isn't much to give away yet on the X1 and PS4 except smaller titles. They won't give away the newest greatest game because that's bad business. I didn't play Dishonored on console, but it was very fun on PC, so hopefully folks that haven't played it yet will enjoy

BARRICADE_28
BARRICADE_28

What a ripoff !!  Xbox Live just had Dishonored advertised on sale on Xbox 360 a couple of weeks ago for $5, which I bought, and now they put it out for free?  REFUND PLEASE!

jayjay444
jayjay444

I already have strike suit zero it's a great game, looking forward to crimson dragon as iv'e yet to play it.

Darknight765
Darknight765

I can't get mad at free X1 games that haven't been out for a year. I liked all 3 of the first ones. Again it's free.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Crimson Dragon is less than a year old and people are complaining. I forgot Sony gave me Knack and Killzone...oh wait.

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

Plenty of ingrates here, of course. I only heard great things about Dishonored so I'm really happy about this. The Games with Gold has been great. Maybe some of you should stop judging games by their less than AAA status and try them out - many of them have been great. Even ones I felt like I would not have any interest I tried anyway and was so happy I did.

Vodoo
Vodoo

Strike Suit Zero is a great game for people that like space combat games. I bought it on the XB1 when it first came out. The 360 games kinda suck though. Dishonored was a great game, and will be fun for those that never played it, but it's better than nothing.

mi_hung_lo
mi_hung_lo

I canceled my XBL membership 4 months because of this. They give you nonsense. The gold games are things PSN already offered for free or BS arcade games

Stedmister
Stedmister

Why did I have to buy Dishonoured via steam sale, why..., anywho nice

soullessshadow
soullessshadow

@punksterdaddy To be fair, I don't think it's up to Microsoft to decide whether or not to give it away for free. That decision would be up to the developer and publisher.

xneonic
xneonic

@punksterdaddy I'm seeing the same pattern. Bought Battleblock Theater for $5 in February and it was free in July.

hestar69
hestar69

@digthat32 I like the games ps+ and games with gold  are giving away this month.Been wanting to play crimson dragon and same for dragons crown on ps3/vita.
Shame I bought dishonored when it came out and haven't played it yet..One day I'll learn..One day...

yoda101280
yoda101280

@digthat32 How?  I have PS4 and the only free game they gave away recently I liked was Strider

Stogin
Stogin

@kane6911 What a sad little fanboy you are. Instead of enjoying all games like an adult, you act like a little child and miss out on some great games because you're too broke to buy both systems or too lame to realize that neither company gives a damn about you, only your $$$

imajinn
imajinn

@kane6911 Bit of a fan boy remark. I too am happy with the free games coming but to say Sony doesn't do the exact same thing is silly. Actually Sony was doing free games first. As for "gaming you have no use for", they have pretty much the exact same lineups, minus less than a handful of exclusives for each. 


I get you have an X1. So do I, but to blindly state hate for something else because you own the opposite is silly. I do however agree with the controller.... when it comes to shooters. Otherwise my PS4 controller is just fine. I only get hand fatigue from it playing shooters, so I prefer the X1 controller.

imajinn
imajinn

@BARRICADE_28 Your whining about buying a great game at 5$? Seriously? Its free now, so what? You still got an awesome deal. You can't even get a foot long from Subway anymore for 5$.

Stinger78
Stinger78

@BARRICADE_28 You knowingly paid $5 because you believed you were getting a deal and would be entertained at least to the point you'd get $5 worth of fun out of it.  

Should I get a refund on games I bought at launch for $50 - $60 now that most of them are under $20?  No, I shouldn't.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@CraZkid37

I agree but Motocross Madness is not one I would praise at all.

Deadlight, Castle Crashers, Civilization Revolution were all great titles to give away. I just wish they wouldn't put them on sale a few weeks earlier.

oflow
oflow

@Vodoo i dunno if I'd call it great but its fun I bought it when it first came out on Steam a long time ago played thru it was worth playing thru once or twice.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@mi_hung_lo you know...xbox gamer pay for gold for great online gaming in first place,free games was never the reason.

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

@Stedmister Exactly. I just bought it! Oh well, at least we got to enjoy it in much better graphics..

BARRICADE_28
BARRICADE_28

@imajinn $5 is $5.  It takes me 30 minutes of hard work to make that on my paycheck.  I didn't get an awesome deal, getting the game free would have been an awesome deal.  Not only do I lose my $5, but I can't download any free game from XBL in late August because I just bought it.

BARRICADE_28
BARRICADE_28

@Stinger78 @BARRICADE_28 The difference is that I know that games 6 months after launch will often be cheaper.  I paid $5 for nothing.  That's a month of Xbox Live, or another game I could have bought during the sale.

cvantu
cvantu

@BARRICADE_28 @imajinn  wow, you do sound like a self entitled fool. Everyone who works does work hard for their money. It is 5 dollars. You probably waste 5 dollars often by buying bottled water or 20oz drinks. The amount of value you get with Dishonored more than makes up for it. Quit living on principle as if anyone will feel sorry for you.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@Zloth2 @Oozyrat @Stedmister

No DLC will be included but I would assume that they will offer the DLC at a reduced price to go with the game.

Well that's how they normally do it.