Xbox Games with Gold for August: What are the Xbox Live Gold games this month?

A list of this month's currently available games through Xbox Games with Gold.

Xbox Games with Gold is a service that allows you to download fan favourite Xbox games for as part of your subscription.

Typically, there are four new games available each month - two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles. Though there may be the occasional classic Xbox title as well.

We'll update this page every month, so that you don't miss out on any exciting titles.

There are also new games available through Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus every month.

On this page:

What are the Xbox Gold with Gold in August 2020?

Here are the games that are currently available on Xbox Games with Gold:

Xbox One:

  • Portal Knights - August 1st to August 31st
  • Dunk Lords - July 15th to August 15th
  • Override Mech City Brawl - August 16th to September 15th


  • MX Unleased - August 1st to August 15th
  • Red Faction II - August 16th to August 31st

Each game is only available for a certain period of time and, provided you redeem them before they disappear, can be downloaded from your games library 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.

Don't forget - the Xbox One and Series X are backwards compatible, so you can download any Xbox games that become available.

How to download Xbox Games with Gold games

To be eligible for Xbox Games with Gold you must have either an Xbox Live Gold membership or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which will include access to Xbox Games with 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 can you download Xbox Games with 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 Games with Gold.

The games available through Xbox Live Gold in July 2019.

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 Games with Gold for download on the Xbox Games with Gold 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 Games with Gold game?

Once you've downloaded an Xbox Games with 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 Games with Gold games. When you renew your subscription, however, you'll be able to play your Xbox Games with 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 Games with Gold games, as long as you keep the game downloaded, regardless of whether you have a subscription or not.

Previous games on Xbox Games with Gold list

Here are all the games that were previously released on Xbox Games with 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?

July 2020:

Xbox One:

  • Coffee Talk - June 16th to July 15th
  • WRC 8 - July 1st to July 31st
  • Dunk Lords - July 15th to August 15th


  • Saint's Row 2 - July 1st to July 15th
  • Juju - July 16th to July 31st

June 2020:

Xbox One:

  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - June 1st to June 30th
  • Coffee Talk - June 16th to July 15th

Xbox 360:

  • Sine Mora - June 16th to June 30th


  • Destroy All Humans! - June 1st to June 15th

May 2020:

Xbox One:

  • V-Rally 4 - May 1st to May 31st
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr - May 16th to June 15th

Xbox 360:

  • Sensible World of Soccer - May 1st to May 15th
  • Overlord - May 16th to May 31st

April 2020:

Xbox One:

  • Project CARS 2 - April 1st to April 30th
  • Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle - April 16th to May 15th

Xbox 360

  • Fable Anniversary - April 1st to April 15th
  • Toybox Turbos - April 16th to April 30th

March 2020:

Xbox One:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series The Enemy Within - March 1st to March 31st
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - March 16th to April 15th

Xbox 360:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - March 1st to March 15th
  • Sonic Generations - March 16th to March 31st

February 2020:

Xbox One:

  • TT Isle of Man - February 1st to February 29th
  • Call of Cthulhu - February 16th to March 15th

Xbox 360:

  • Fable Heroes - February 1st to February 15th


  • Star Wars Battlefront - February 16th to February 29th

January 2020:

Xbox One:

  • Styx: Shards of Darkness - 1st January to 31st January
  • Batman: The Telltale Series - 16th January to 15th February

Xbox 360:

  • Tekken 6 - January 1st to January 15th
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - 16th January to 31st January

December 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Insane Robots - 1st December to 31st December
  • Jurassic World Evolution - 16th December to 15th January 2020

Xbox 360:

  • Toy Story 3 - 1st December to 15th December
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD - 16th December to 31st December

November 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter - 1st November to 30th November
  • The Final Station - 16th November to 15th December

Xbox 360:

  • Star Wars Jedi: Starfighter - 1st November to 15th November
  • Joy Ride Turbo - 16th November to 30th November

October 2019

Xbox One:

  • Tembo the Badass Elephant - 1st October to 31st October
  • Friday the 13th: The Game - 16th October to 15th November

Xbox 360:

  • Bolt - 1st October to 15th October
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - 16th October to 31st October

September 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Hitman: The Complete First Season - 1st September to 30th September
  • We Were Here - 16th September to October 15th

Xbox 360:

  • Earth Defense Force 2025 - 1st September to 15th September
  • Tekken TRG Tournament 2 - 16th September to 30th September

August 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Gears of War 4 - 1st August to 31st August
  • Forza Motorsport 6 - 16th August to 15th September

Xbox 360:

  • Torchlight - 1st August to 15th August
  • Castlevania: Lord of Shadow - 16th August to 31st August

July 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Inside - 1st July to 31st July
  • Big Crown: Showdown - 16th July to 15th August

Xbox 360:

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - 1st July to 15th July
  • Meet the Robinsons - 16th to 31st July

June 2019:

Xbox One:

  • NHL 19 - 1st June to 30th June
  • Rival of Aether - 16th June to 15th July

Xbox 360:

  • Portal - 1st June to 15th June
  • Earth Defense Force 2017 - 16th June to 30th June

May 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Marooners - 1st May to 31st May
  • The Golf Club 2019 - 16th May to 15th June

Xbox 360:

  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon - 1st May to 15th May
  • Comic Jumper - 16th May to 31st May

April 2019:

Xbox One:

  • The Witness - 1st April to 30th April
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate - 16th April to 15th May

Xbox 360:

  • Cars 2 - 1st April to 15th April
  • Dead Space 2 - 16th April to 30th April

March 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion - 1st March to 31st March
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 - 16th March to 15th April

Xbox 360:

  • Star Wars: Republic Commando - 1st March to 15th March
  • Metal Rising: Revengeance - 16th March to 31st March

February 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - 1st February to 28th February
  • Project Cars - 16th February to 15th March

Xbox 360:

  • Monkey Island 2 - 1st February to 15th February
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 16th February to 28th February

January 2019:

Xbox One:

  • Celeste - 1st January to 31st January
  • WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship - 16th January to 15th February

Xbox 360:

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - 1st January to 15th January
  • Farcry 2 - 16th January to 31st January

Don't forget to check out the new games available through Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus either.

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