Xbox Live Gold games is a service that allows you to download fan favourite Xbox games for as part of your subscription.
There are four new games available each month - two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles. There are also the occasional classic Xbox titles as well.
Each game is only available for a certain period of time and, provided you redeem them before they disappear, they're then available in your games library to download at any time.
One Xbox One title will be available all month, while the second will only be available from the 16th of one month to the 15th of the next.
Xbox 360 titles, meanwhile, share the month - the first running from the 1st to the 15th of the month, and the second running from the 16th to the end of the month.
Once you've redeemed a game, then it's yours provided you maintain an Xbox Live Gold membership or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
We'll update this page every month, so that you don't miss out on any exciting titles.
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Xbox Live Gold games for August 2019
Here are the games that are currently available on Xbox Live Gold:
- Gears of War 4 - 1st August to 31st August
- Forza Motorsport 6 - 16th August to 15th September
- Torchlight - 1st August to 15th August
- Castlevania: Lord of Shadow - 16th August to 31st August
Don't forget - the Xbox One is backwards compatible, so you can download any Xbox 360 games that become available.
How to download Xbox Live Gold games
To be eligible for Xbox Live Gold games you must have either an Xbox Live Gold membership or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which will include access to Xbox Live Gold.
These memberships cost:
- Xbox Live Gold - £6.99 / $9.99 / €6.99 per month
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - £10.99 / $14.99 / €12.99 per month
Once you've got your membership set up, it's time to download some games!
Where to find Xbox Live Gold games
First, head to the Store on your Xbox. Once there, open the Membership page - you'll be able to see a link on the Store's homepage.
Next, head to the Xbox Live Gold section. Here you'll be able to find the games that are currently available to you through Xbox Live Gold.
By selecting your chosen game, you'll be able to download it and see how long it's available for download.
You can also queue your chosen Xbox Live Gold games for download on the Xbox Live Gold games homepage. These games will be stored in your account and are then downloaded once you turn on your console.
Once you've downloaded a game, you'll be able to find it in 'My games & apps'.
How long can you keep an Xbox Live Gold game?
Once you've downloaded an Xbox Live Gold game, you'll be able to play it whenever you like. Even if you delete the game, you'll be able to download it again as part of your subscription.
If you own an Xbox One and cancel your Xbox Live subscription, you'll no longer be able to access your Xbox Live Gold games. When you renew your subscription, however, you'll be able to play your Xbox Live Gold games again.
If you own an Xbox 360, however, the rules are a little different. You'll be able to continue playing your Xbox Live Gold games, as long as you keep the game downloaded, regardless of whether you have a subscription or not.
Previous games on Xbox Live Gold
Here are all the games that were previously released on Xbox Live Gold in previous months, and are available to download again provided you redeemed them at the time.
Did you miss something important or has your favourite game not made the list yet?
- Inside - 1st July to 31st July
- Big Crown: Showdown - 16th July to 15th August
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - 1st July to 15th July
- Meet the Robinsons - 16th to 31st July
- NHL 19 - 1st June to 30th June
- Rival of Aether - 16th June to 15th July
- Portal - 1st June to 15th June
- Earth Defense Force 2017 - 16th June to 30th June
- Marooners - 1st May to 31st May
- The Golf Club 2019 - 16th May to 15th June
- Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon - 1st May to 15th May
- Comic Jumper - 16th May to 31st May
- The Witness - 1st April to 30th April
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate - 16th April to 15th May
- Cars 2 - 1st April to 15th April
- Dead Space 2 - 16th April to 30th April
- Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion - 1st March to 31st March
- Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 - 16th March to 15th April
- Star Wars: Republic Commando - 1st March to 15th March
- Metal Rising: Revengeance - 16th March to 31st March
- Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - 1st February to 28th February
- Project Cars - 16th February to 15th March
- Monkey Island 2 - 1st February to 15th February
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 16th February to 28th February
- Celeste - 1st January to 31st January
- WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship - 16th January to 15th February
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - 1st January to 15th January
- Farcry 2 - 16th January to 31st January