Here’s everything we know about the upcoming games with Xbox Game Pass August 2021. The last few months of game pass have really affirmed my belief that the monthly game subscription is well worth it.
There was huge variety in the additions last month. And among them were some absolutely fantastic games. Arguably the biggest game added to the pass last month was Battlefield V, lets hope we get even more greatness this month.
So, without further ado, here’s everything we know so far aswell as some of the games we’d like to see, let’s call it ‘our top picks’. The top picks are games we’d love to see be made available to the subscription service in August or beyond!
Xbox Game Pass August 2021
We’re going to outline all the of the fantastic games that will be made available to you loyal game pass subscribers in August. As well as this, we’re also going to cover what we’d love to see be made available in the form of a prediction, we were almost right last month! I wonder if that lucky streak will continue, our top picks are listed further down the article.
Xbox Game Pass August 2021:
Here’s what’s confirmed so far. We’ve got all of these games to look forward too. They’ll be made available with our subscriptions later this month.
- Curse of the Dead Gods
- Dodgeball Academia
- Katamari Reroll
- Lumines Remastered
- Skate 3
- Art Of Rally
- Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Curse of the Dead Gods (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 5
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to an accursed temple, a seemingly infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again and defy the malignant deities that linger in this place!
Dodgeball Academia (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 5
Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, and dive in Dodgeball Academia available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! This vibrant sports RPG puts you in a world that lives and breathes dodgeball. Forge friendships and develop rivals as you train to become the ultimate champion – dominating on and off the courts.
Katamari Damacy Reroll (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 5
The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the king on their wacky adventure to restore the stars – now in full HD!
Lumines Remastered (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 5
A game that beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one engaging, yet easy-to-play experience. You’re at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping action while you groove to awesome house, trance, and techno beats!
Skate (Console) EA Play – August 5
Head back to where it all began as Skate joins The EA Play List! Get chased by security guards, impress or annoy citizens, ride with pros, discover skate shops, and make spots your own in this fully reactive city!
Skate 3 (Cloud) EA Play – August 5
The award-winning Skate franchise returns to break new ground with Skate 3. Build the ultimate team and change the face of the city in this definitive co-op skateboarding experience with EA Play.
Starmancer (Game Preview) (PC) ID@Xbox – August 5
Obey protocol or go rogue as you take on the role of a powerful A.I. in Starmancer. Build bustling space ports, secret laboratories, and incubators for mysterious eggs. Defend against starvation, sabotage, and space zombies. Don’t worry, you can always grow more humans.
Art of Rally (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 12
Art of Rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift. From beginner-friendly options to driving modes that’ll challenge the most expert drivers, race across the world through colorful and stylized environments, now including Kenya with 4 new cars, 6 new tracks, and a new free-roam area!
Hades (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 13
Defy the god of the dead as you battle out of the Underworld of Greek myth in this Game of the Year winning rogue-like dungeon crawler. You’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17
Be part of the most played video game in history! Get an ad-free experience in the Premium Edition, including an exclusive Xbox Game Pass card back! Enjoy the best Solitaire card games in one app, plus daily challenges, competitive events, Xbox achievements, and a new Xbox theme. Discover why millions around the world have loved this timeless classic for over 31 years.
Xbox Games Pass August 2021 Our Picks:
Here’s our top picks. Our top picks are a prediction of the games that we think (and would like to see) may just make it to to the Games Pass in March 2021.
- Soul Calibur
- Dying Light
Soul Calibur VI
I’d love to see a return of Soul Calibur to Games Pass in August.
SOULCALIBUR VI represents the latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head fighting series and continues the epic struggle of warriors searching for the legendary Soul Swords. Taking place in the 16th century, revisit the events of the original SOULCALIBUR to uncover hidden truths.
Check out Soul Calibur VI here.
Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous.
Most frightening are the predators which only appear after sundown. Players must use everything in their power to survive until the morning’s first light.
State of Decay 2 + Heartland
I’ve said this before on the blog. But, It’s about time for another Zombie game on game pass. We’ve seen a fair few Zombie games on game pass in the past:
- World War Z
- Dead Rising 4
- Metal Gear Survive (meeeh)
- Resident Evil 4
- Resident Evil Revelations
- State of Decay 2 + Heartland
- Tell Tale Walking Dead
But, I’d really love to see State of Decay return to game pass.
The next installment in the critically acclaimed “State of Decay” franchise immerses you in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy. Build a lasting community, working with other players or solo to overcome challenges while exploring your own unique story in a world that remembers the choices you make.
Xbox Games Pass August 2021 – Recap On The Previous Free Games
Here’s the full list of XBOX Game Pass Games added to the library since the start of 2021. From next month, we’ll continue with just the games added since January 2021. Check out the individual games detailed below by clicking on the links! Keep an eye out for more information on our homepage. There are so many games available on Xbox Game Pass, take a look at the archives below:
Xbox Games Pass Games added July 2021:
- Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
- Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
- Gang Beasts
- Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars
- Going Under
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- Dragon Quest Builders 2
- Tropico 6
- UFC 4
- Space Jam: A New Legacy
- The Medium
- Farming Simulator 19
- Cris Tales
- Battlefield V
- Last Stop
- Raji: An Ancient Epic
- Last Stop
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper
- Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- The Forgotten City
- The Ascent
- Lethal League Blaze
- Project Wingman
Xbox Games Pass Games added June 2021:
- The Wild at Heart
- For Honor
- Darkest Dungeon
- Arx Fatalis
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
- DOOM 2016
- The Evil Within 2
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Fallout 2
- Fallout Tactics
- Fallout 3
- Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance
- Worms Rumble
- Iron Harvest
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered
- Going Under
Xbox Games Pass Games added May 2021:
- Dragon Quest Builders 2
- FIFA 21
- Outlast 2
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
- Just Cause 4: Reloaded
- Red Dead Online
- Remnant: From The Ashes
- Peggle 2
- Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville
- Secret Neighbour
- The Wild At Heart
- The Catch: Carp and Coarse Fishing
- Knockout City
- Conan Exiles
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Joy Ride Turbo
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
- Slime Rancher
- Solasta: Crown of the Magister
- Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest
Xbox Games Pass Games added April 2021:
- MLB The Show
- Second Extinction
- Destroy All Humans!
- Fable 3
- Fable Anniversary
Xbox Games Pass Games added March 2021:
To celebrate Xbox purchasing ZeniMax Media and Bethesda, 20 bethesda games joined game pass in March.
- Dishonored Definitive Edition
- Dishonored 2
- DOOM (1993)
- DOOM II
- DOOM 3
- DOOM 64
- DOOM Eternal
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Evil Within
- Fallout 4
- Fallout 76
- Fallout: New Vegas
- RAGE 2
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
And those weren’t the only new games to the Xbox Game Pass library in March:
- Football Manager 21
- Football Manager 21 Xbox Edition
- NBA 2K21
- Empire of Sin
- Nier: Automata
- Torchlight III
- Genesis Noir
- Octopath Traveller
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
- Supraland arrives on 25th March
- Yakuza 6: Song of the Life
- Narita Boy
Xbox Games Pass Games added February 2021:
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones
- Jurassic World Evolution
- Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
- The Falconeer
- Project Winter
- Ghost of a Tale
Xbox Games Pass Games added January 2021:
- Killer Queen Black
- Cyber Shadow
- The Medium
- Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 Remastered
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