Free Xbox Live Gold Games for August: WWE 2K16, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Beyond Good & Evil HD, more


August is right around the corner and Microsoft has announced its latest lineup of Games with Gold titles. Xbox Live members can grab four games for free as a part of this promotion. Head below for a full breakdown on what to expect…

If you don’t already have an Xbox Live membership, be sure to pick up a 12-month pass so you can take advantage of this month’s games plus other perks. Don’t have a console? Microsoft just announced a fresh sale on its entry-level Xbox One consoles with prices starting at $249.

The standout freebie from this month is WWE 2K16, which will be available from August 16 to September 15. This was a highly-anticipated release back in the fall and it still fetches around $30 online. Play along with the biggest roster of characters in WWE video game history with a mix of current superstars and legends. 2K promises “improved and refined gameplay” that is “smoother and more responsive than ever.”

Xbox One gamers will also receive Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Reg. $30) through the month of August. Follow along as Dynasty and Samuari Warriors battle to take on Orochi, the Serpent King. Over 120 characters are available for battle in Koeitecmo’s latest action title.

Flipping over to Xbox 360 and Backwards Compatibility, August 1-15 will bring Spelunky (Reg. $15) while the second half of the month is Beyond Good & Evil HD (Reg. $10).

As always, be sure to hit up our daily games and apps roundup for the latest price drops, new and more.

[9to5-press-release]  Don’t Wrestle the Urge to Play Games with Gold in August

August 2016 will see the Games with Gold roster take on four newcomers – and four fantastic games, at that. As with last month, Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles, as well, through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold. Xbox 360 gamers, of course, also get access to the latter two titles.

For Xbox One, August brings two fantastic titles to Games with Gold with the exciting Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and the blockbuster wrestling game WWE 2K16. On the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility), Xbox Live Gold members start the month with the critically-acclaimed Spelunky, and then follow that with the classic Beyond Good & Evil HD.

As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so sign up now to get in on the action!

* Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate ($59.99 ERP): Available from August 1-31 on Xbox One

* WWE 2K16 ($39.99 ERP): Available from August 16-September 15 on Xbox One

* Spelunky ($19.99 ERP): Available from August 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One

* Beyond Good & Evil HD ($9.99 ERP): Available from August 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One

On August 1st, cut loose and see your enemies driven before you on the battlefield with Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. Blending the long-running and beloved Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate brings characters from both series together to defeat Orochi, the Serpent King. With over 120 playable characters and a free, open mix-and-match party system, you’ll be able to carve up your foes any way you please.

Then on August 16, defy gravity and hop into the ring with WWE 2K16, the latest and most diverse installment of the prolific WWE video game series containing over 120 Superstars and Legends.  Revel in the return of the story and MyCAREER modes, where your actions influence your personality and your alliances and rivalries can take you to the top of the WWE world.

On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility, start the month by diving underground in Spelunky.  The hit indie platformer allows you to blast through rock to find your shortcuts and challenges you to avoid traps, find loot, and defeat your enemies. With each level being procedurally generated, the experience is new and different every time. Which begs the question, which way will you reach the end and find fantastic treasure?

Last by not least, on August 16, get ready for the critically acclaimed, beloved Beyond Good & Evil HD. Play as Jade, an investigative reporter trying to uncover a sinister government conspiracy, armed with her camera, her wits, and a retractable battle staff. Get help from your uncle Pey’j, a pig, to save the planet!

As always, Games with Gold is here to give you a mix of brand-new releases, incredible classics, and guaranteed fun.  Check out the full details on our Games with Gold program, and make sure you get in on the action while you can!

* Titles are available as free downloads for a limited time, for qualifying paid Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. See Major Nelson’s blog for additional details.

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