Everything Coming And Going On Xbox Game Pass In August

Everything Coming And Going On Xbox Game Pass In August
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The list of arrivals and departures for Xbox Game Pass in August is starting to fill out, as Microsoft and its partners hammer out the calendar. Here’s everything new you’ll be playing in August, and everything you’ll need to cram in before it leaves the platform.

Updated 3/8/2022: Updated with the first of August’s arrivals and departures.

Everything Coming And Going On Xbox Game Pass In August

Xbox Game Pass in August

Coming

August 3

Ghost Recon Wildlands

 

August 4

Turbo Golf Racing (Series X|S only)

 

August 9

Two Point Campus

 

August 11

Cooking Simulator

Expeditions: Rome

Offworld Trading Company

 

Going

Boyfriend Dungeon (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Curse of the Dead Gods (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Library of Ruina (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Train Sim World 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

 

 

 

Everything Coming And Going On Xbox Game Pass In August

PC Game Pass in August

Coming

August 3

Ghost Recon Wildlands

 

August 4

Shenzhen I/O

Turbo Golf Racing

 

August 9

Two Point Campus

August 11

Cooking Simulator

 

Going

Boyfriend Dungeon

Curse of the Dead Gods

Library of Ruina

Starmancer (Game Preview)

Train Sim World 2

 

Everything Coming And Going On Xbox Game Pass In August

Xbox Game Pass Cloud Streaming in August

Coming

August 3

Ghost Recon Wildlands

 

August 4

Turbo Golf Racing

 

August 9

Two Point Campus

 

August 11

Cooking Simulator

Going

Boyfriend Dungeon

Curse of the Dead Gods

Library of Ruina

Train Sim World 2

 

game pass august
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Xbox Games With Gold for August

Your free titles for July are:

Calico: Available August 1 to 31

ScourgeBringer: Available August 16 to September 15

Saint’s Row 2: Available August 1 to 15

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine: Available August 16 to 31


On the hunt for a Series X? Check out our console drops page right over here. Need to renew your sub? You can do that here.

Comments

  • I thought GTA: San Andreas was going away on 31 May but when I downloaded it to my Xbox it wouldn’t let me play. Maybe I need to try again, though I doubt I will make much progress before the game leaves GP.

  • So as as someone that is currently in the PS ecosystem (after having tried both XB and PC – and who can’t stand the constant battle to make GP games work on my reasonably powerfuly gaming PC) – I have to say, I am surprised at how well GP is viewed. I looked through these games, and thought…. if it wasn’t for “free” would I want to play any of these games?… and the answer was no. And before you call me a SonyPony – I think the same thing about Sony’s new (but actually the same rebadged) service. I applaud subscription services making available smaller games you wouldn’t otherwise play… but I also think that a subscription service needs more than this. I think the challenge for consumers (both XB and Sony) is that we need to understand the value proposition… for me it comes down to making available games you would not want to pay (or play) – or making available games that are grossly over-priced (looking at you Sony). As someone that wanted GP for PC to supplement my current PS preference, I have to say it was a pain in the proverbial, and it was like a lottery if the game would even run. I hope it’s got better than 12 months ago… but that’s the point I dropped off PC gaming altogether (despite my investment). I just like the relative certainty/ease of buying a game and it working (sorry for the diatribe).

    • One thing to remember is that the Game Pass of now is not like Game Pass was early on. When it first launched there was so many games on there that almost anybody could find something worthwhile to play, and there was always a decent amount of games being added month to month. This has unfortunately slowed to a crawl, and the only draw now seems to be the backlog of games already on the service.

      The other draw was that first-party Xbox games would be on there day-and-date with their launch. A very appealing proposition when you look at the amount of studios Microsoft now owns, but the reality is that with delays and the first-party games they have launched not meeting the expectations of a lot of people, the value isn’t being met there in the eyes of some people either.

      I personally still get some use out of it (Turbo Golf Racing will get some screen time due to wanting something new to play with friends, I put some decent hours into the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat-em-up, and Ori & the Will of the Wisps is on my list for when I get the time), but it’s not the same powerhouse of a service it once was.

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