One of the very best decisions that console makers Microsoft and Sony have made, is to offer free games to those who are members of their Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus programs each month. Hundreds of dollars worth of games for free each year. It makes the pill that is having to pay to play (online) much, much easier to swallow.
The four free games being offered to Xbox Live Gold members for Games With Gold in August 2019 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
In August on Xbox One, fight the monstrous Swarm in Gears of War 4 and then experience the thrill of racing in Forza Motorsport 6. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, explore treacherous dungeons in Torchlight, then prepare to do battle with fearsome beasts in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!
Gears of War 4 ($29.99 ERP): Available August 1 to 31 on Xbox One
Forza Motorsport 6 ($99 ERP): Available August 16 to September 15 on Xbox One
Torchlight ($14.99 ERP): Available August 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ($19.99 ERP): Available August 16 to 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
Gears of War 4
Get ready for the upcoming Gears 5 by playing as JD, Kait, and Del in their first adventure. In Gears of War 4, the squad must discover the source of a terrifying new enemy and rescue their loved ones after escaping an attack on their village. After defeating the Swarm in the campaign, don’t forget to check out Horde and Versus multiplayer. As part of the Road to Gears 5, completing achievements and challenges in all three modes can earn you rewards and character skins that you can take with you into Gears 5. Once you’ve mastered the Swarm, you’ll be ready to continue Kait’s story when Gears 5 launches on September 10 with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Forza Motorsport 6
One of the most comprehensive racing games of this generation comes your way in Forza Motorsport 6. Start your engines and compete against 24-players, day or night in all weather conditions. Customize and race over 450 Forzavista cars at realistic simulation speeds across 26 world-famous locales, and with the included Ten Year Anniversary Pack enjoy an additional 10 exotic cars all tuned to the top of their class. With unrelenting action and breathtaking visuals, master the road and race your way to victory.
Can you uncover the secrets buried beneath Torchlight? Developed by the creators of Diablo and Fate, choose among three separate character classes: Destroyer, Alchemist, or Vanquisher and seek adventure through randomized dungeon levels. Slay hordes of monsters, learn devastating skills, and loot endless treasure in this thrilling action-roleplaying title. Play Torchlight now before its sequel Torchlight II makes its way onto Xbox One September 3!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Play the role of Gabriel in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Raised by the Brotherhood of Light, begin your quest across a destroyed world to defeat the three factions of the Lords of Shadow and end their unholy rule. With your devastating Combat Cross, take revenge on those who took your fallen beloved and attempt to bring balance back to the world.
You can find more information on Xbox’s Games with Gold program right here.