Six new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass in August. Four on Xbox One and two on PC.
If June and July are any indication, then you can expect even more games to be announced later this month. Stick with the CDKeys blog to be notified when that happens and to be the first to find out about special discounts.
Game Pass Ultimate members will gain access to all of the games below this month, along with all of the free games just revealed for Xbox Live Gold. Don’t need all of those games? You can save yourself some cash and get a standard Game Pass subscription for about the price of a coffee.
- 1 Ashes Cricket (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- 2 Pandemic (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- 3 Downwell (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- 4 Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- 5 Space Hulk: Tactics (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- 6 Slay the Spire (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
- 7 Get Everything with Xbox Ultimate
Ashes Cricket (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
Take part in the greatest cricket competition on earth in Ashes Cricket! This officially licensed simulator brings you an authentic 2017/2018 Ashes tours experience. Try your hand at career mode and work your way from a junior playing club cricket to a pro on the international stage. Or, take your skills online to engage in the ultimate multiplayer cricket experience.
Pandemic (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The critically-acclaimed board game comes to life for the first time ever. Pandemic is a cooperative game in which you and the rest of your elite disease-killing squad will work to stop deadly plagues from destroying the world. Up to four players can choose one of seven different specialists as you work to find a cure before it’s too late.
Downwell (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
Downwell was greatly inspired by the popular game “Spelunky”, but it pushes two of Spelunky’s key features even further: roguelike gameplay, and sidescrolling action that heads downward instead of left and right.
In Downwell, you’ll descend through a procedurally generated well full of enemies and obstacles while avoiding perma-death at every turn. When you do eventually die, don’t worry, your next game will be totally different. Complete levels to upgrade your characters’ speed, health, and ammo!
Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
Prepare yourself for 5 different party games all packed into one hilarious bundle. You won’t need any controllers for Jackbox Party Pack 2, just your smartphones or tablets! Up to 8 players can get in on the action, and up to 10,000 people can be part of your potential audience.
Space Hulk: Tactics (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
Like Pandemic, Space Hulk: Tactics is another beloved tabletop game that’s been transformed into an Xbox/PC experience.
Use your tactical skills to fight through two different narrative-driven campaigns set amongst the “Space Hulk” – an immense mass of starship wreckage and asteroid debris. Whether you play solo or against other players in online multiplayer, you’ll find that everything you experience in Space Hulk: Tactics is true to original Warhammer 40,000 universe; and every rule is the same as the classic board game it originates from.
Slay the Spire (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
If you’re looking for a new twist on single-player deck-builder games, then Slay the Spire is for you. Throughout the game, you’ll craft your unique deck, discover powerful relics, and encounter strange creatures as you attempted to make your way to the top of the spire.
Every play-through is different in Slay the Spire. Each path you take and every enemy you encounter changes with each journey. It’ll be up to you to design a custom arsenal of powerful cards from a pool of hundreds, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and combo potential.
Get Everything with Xbox Ultimate
Players can now get Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold bundled in one package called “Xbox Game Pass Ultimate”. With Ultimate, PC gamers can play a growing number of Game Pass titles too!
In addition the wide library of titles, Game Pass Ultimate gives players access to special bonuses as well: like exclusive sales, ultra-fast online multiplayer, and even Microsoft exclusives on the day they launch!
For example, Game Pass Ultimate members will receive the Ultimate Edition of Gears 5 when it releases in September. This exclusive bundle will include a special character pack, 30 Days of Boost, and four days of early access!
Which games are you looking forward to playing most with Game Pass August?
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