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Xbox Games With Gold, August 2019: Don't Miss These Free Games

Hello, August freebies.


A new month means new free games for Xbox Live Gold members, who can claim two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games (which are backward-compatible with Xbox One) as part of Games With Gold. August's free games are available now, and it's a solid batch of games for Xbox owners this month.

The first freebie available starting August 1 is Gears of War 4, which isn't a huge surprise considering this game was also included in Twitch Prime's recent "spend $15, get $15 credit" offer. Gears of War 4 is a third-person shooter with a story campaign that includes both local and online co-op. If you're interested in its upcoming sequel, Gears 5, which releases September 10, this is a great time to hop into Gears of War 4, where Gears 5 protagonist Kait Diaz is first introduced. Plus, you'll be able to play on both Xbox One and PC.

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Now Playing: Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games With Gold For August 2019 Revealed

During the first half of August, you'll also be able to claim the hack-and-slash dungeon crawler Torchlight for free. Developed by the creators of Diablo and Fate, the game is set in the town of Torchlight, where you'll control a lone hero to explore randomly generated dungeons, take down monsters, gather loot, complete quests, and more.

Then, starting August 16, Forza Motorsport 6 and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will become available. Racing game Forza Motorsport 6 will be available for a full month (until Sept. 15) on Xbox One and features 24-player races, 27 total tracks, a new story mode, night racing, weather elements like rain, and more. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, which will be available only during the second half of the month, first released in 2010 on consoles as a pseudo-reboot of the Castlevania series. The 3D action-adventure follows Gabriel Belmont on his mission to resurrect his wife and take down the evil Lords of Shadow.

Games with Gold August 2019

  • Gears of War 4 -- August 1-31 (Xbox One, PC)
  • Torchlight -- August 1-15 (Xbox 360)*
  • Forza Motorsport 6 -- August 16-September 15 (Xbox One)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow --August 16-31 (Xbox 360)*

*Also available to play on Xbox One due to backward-compatibility

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