Games with Gold: August 2014

Games with Gold: August 2014

Two for Xbox One, two for Xbox 360

Coming over the next month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be getting more great free games through the Games with Gold promotion. And this month, both Xbox One and Xbox 360 users will each have two games to choose from over the course of August.

Xbox One

So Xbox One is getting two games this month. The weird part? Both will be available for the entire month.

August 1-31: Crimson Dragon
Original price: $19.99

"Crimson Dragon was an Xbox One launch title and is a spiritual successor to the much-beloved Panzer Dragoon saga. It's a fast-paced rail shooter set in a beautiful fantasy world, where you can join with up to three other players for online co-op battles. You have a half-dozen majestic draconian steeds to choose from, and they level up as you progress through the game's epic story. Crimson Dragon also features a killer soundtrack."

August 1-31: Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut
Original price:

"The first title from the [email protected] program, Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut lets you take on the role of a pilot of the titular suit, flying it against aggressors in epic space battles. One of the key hooks is that you are only a small part of these battles, with huge ships duking it out around you, and your objectives within them clearly defined – but it's up to you to accomplish them as you see fit. With fantastic ship design, gigantic battles, and plenty of weapons and enemies to deal with, Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut gives space-sim fans on Xbox One plenty to chew on."

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is following more typical schedule for Games for Gold, with one game in the first half of the month and one in the second.

August 1-15: Motocross Madness
Original price:

"Motocross Madness is an off-road motorcycle racing game. Racing against the clock (or other racers) is just a small part of this one, as you'll be able to perform tricks, run through obstacle courses, or just motor around big maps and explore as you please. Asynchronous multiplayer via social networks means you can involve your friends, even if they're off doing something else while you're playing. Unlimited potential!"

August 16-31: Dishonored
Original price:

"In Dishonored, you play Corvo, erstwhile bodyguard of the Empress, turned assassin. Your job is to protect the princess, take out the bad guys who are trying to take over the Empire, and do it all undetected. You have an arsenal of gadgets, weapons, and magical powers to help you, but the most important is your own brain. Challenges in Dishonored often have multiple solutions, so lateral thinking is more important than a quick trigger finger. You can blast your way through, too, to be sure – there's something for everyone here – but cleverness is rewarded more than aggression."

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