As July draws to a close, it’s time for the next round of free Xbox games. Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Xbox Games with Gold for Aug. 2021, and the selection may actually be pretty solid for players, especially action-RPG fans. The four free games offered to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers every month are often met with disappointment due to a dwindling overall quality, often accused of being driven by a new focus on the superior value service: Xbox Game Pass.
The Xbox Games with Gold for Aug. 2021 are reportedly worth a combined $130 in value and 3,200 in Gamerscore. Players can redeem Lost Planet 3 from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, Darksiders III from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, Garou: Mark of the Wolves from Aug. 16 to Aug. 31, and Yooka-Laylee from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15.
If you want the best of everything at the greatest value, your safest bet is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. On monthly subscription includes Xbox Live Gold (including Games with Gold), Xbox Game Pass for PC and consoles, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. If you want to see why Xbox Game Pass is worth your attention, be sure to check out our list of best Xbox Game Pass games and all the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass.
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