Xbox Games with Gold for August 2021

Gold and Game Pass members are getting four new titles as part of the Xbox Games with Gold program in August 2021.

Games with Gold for August 2021
Games with Gold for August 2021
  • Games with Gold for August 2021 brings new free titles for Xbox Game Pass and Live Gold subscribers.
  • The list includes Darksiders III, Yooka-Laylee, Lost Planet 3, and Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

Microsoft has revealed the next four games that Xbox Game Pass and Live Gold members will get through in August 2021 via the Games with Gold program. During this month, the company is making available $129.97 worth of games, including Darksiders III and Yooka-Laylee. Also, through Backwards Compatibility, you will be able to play Lost Planet 3 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

On Xbox One and Xbox Series X (and Series S), throughout August 2021, subscribers will get Darksiders III ($59.99 ERP). And from August 16 through September 15, Yooka-Laylee ($39.99 ERP) will be available at no extra cost.

On Xbox 360, Lost Planet 3 ($19.99 ERP) will be free until August 15. Finally, on August 16 and through the end of the month, Garou: Mark of the Wolves ($19.99 ERP) will also be available for free.

You can also see the June 2021 games here.

Xbox Live Gold vs. Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Live Gold gives you exclusive access to free games through the “Games with Gold” program every month. In addition, the subscription gives you full access to online gaming and game discounts. If you are not a subscriber, you can always find good deals at the Microsoft Store.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service is a monthly subscription with the same benefits as the Xbox Live Gold membership. However, you also get unlimited access to download and play over 100 high-quality games on Xbox One or Windows gaming PC. You can join the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate following this link.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X is the next-generation console from Microsoft that features AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures and 16GB of memory, offering 12 teraflops of processing power, allowing up to 4K resolution and up to 120fps gameplay. The Series X costs $499.99, and you can order it now at the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft also offers the smaller Xbox Series S alongside the Xbox Series X, a slightly less powerful console version targeted at 1080p and 1440p gaming. However, it plays next generations games, and it only costs $299.99. The console is available now, and you can order it at the Microsoft Store. If you cannot decide which one you should buy, this guide will help you determine the best console for you.

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