As it does every month, Microsoft is revealing the new games on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One that will be offered as part of the Games with Gold program for Xbox Live subscribers. In addition to your subscription allowing you to play online, access exclusive content, special promotions on a few games and some DLC, you get free access to several games.

For August 2021, Microsoft is offering four new games with two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games.

These four games can be picked up from August 1, 2021 until September 15, 2021. Note that all four games can be picked up and are compatible on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One.

DarkSiders III (€59.99) – Xbox One – Available August 1 to 31

The third installment of DarkSiders is available to Xbox Live Ultimate subscribers in August. Dive into this hack-and-slash, play as Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in his quest to hunt down the seven deadly sins.

Yooka-Laylee (€39.99) – Xbox One – Available August 16 – September 15

Explore huge, beautiful worlds and meet unforgettable characters. As a duo of buddies, Yooka & Laylee, embark on an epic quest to thwart the corporate villain, Capital B, and his devious plan to absorb all the world’s literature.

Lost Planet 3 (€19.99) – Xbox 360 – Available August 1-15

Find out what happened before the events of Lost Planet. With this third opus, you are immersed in a prequel. Relive the adventures of Jim Peyton as he uncovers the hidden truths in the environments of EDN III, in a highly captivating single-player experience.

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Garou: Mark of the Wolves (€19.99) – Xbox 360 – Available August 16-31

Select from over a dozen different fighters to compete in the King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem tournament. Featuring the TOP battle system and a defense and counter mechanic, prove to your opponent that legends don’t die… they get better!

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Simply log in to your Xbox One or Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S system, and go to the Microsoft Store, then to the Gold Program category. The games of the month will be available there on the 1st and 16th of each month.


You do not have your Xbox Series X (or S, One) at hand? You can still add the Games With Gold games to your library. To do so, visit to access Games With Gold and place them in your games waiting to be downloaded to your console (or via the Xbox app on your smartphone).


Subscription Media Price Yearly price
1 month Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S 6,99€ 83,88€
3 months Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S 19,99€ 79,96€
12 months Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S 59,99€ 59,99€

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