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 backwards-compatible with Xbox One) as part of Games With Gold. August's free games have finally been revealed, and it's a solid batch of games for Xbox owners this month.

The first freebie that'll be available starting August 1st 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.

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 backwards-compatibility

Source: GameSpot