The Xbox team just revealed the free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers that make up August 2017’s Games With Gold lineup, and this might be the best month I’ve ever seen for the platform.
As always, we have two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games. The Xbox 360 games will play on your Xbox One, so be sure to nab all four.
The four games are Slime Rancher (Xbox One), Trials Fusion (Xbox One), Bayonetta (Xbox 360) and Red Faction: Armageddon (Xbox 360). Red Faction is easily the weakest game in the batch, though it’s not horrible. The others are absolutely outstanding.
Here’s how the Xbox Wire breaks each down.
For Beatrix LeBeau, being a rancher can be tough. Especially when she moves a thousand light years away for her job! Add to that, she’s not wrangling cattle, she’s wrangling slimes. A lot of slimes! But there’s money to be made in slime science. Careful though, it’s a risky business when vacpacs and jetpacks are your tools.
Powered by a top-notch physics system, Trials Fusion is packed with a wide variety of challenging levels encouraging you to pull off countless tricks and stunts. Prepare to show off in ways you never imagined with Trials‘ intuitive and addictive gameplay.
Stylish, over-the-top finishing moves and epic set pieces push the limits of the action genre in Bayonetta. As a witch with magical powers and deadly weapons, you’ll flow gracefully in battle from one angelic enemy to the next in this critically acclaimed game.
Red Faction: Armageddon
Save Mars from an ancient evil (that you accidentally unleashed) in Red Faction: Armageddon. After a half-century of peace on Mars, the Red Faction resistance is called upon to save Mars from destruction. Survive hordes of enemies with friends in co-op or battle across the red planet in an epic solo campaign.
Slime Rancher will be free from August 1-31, Trials Fusion will be free from August 16-September 15, Bayonetta will be free from August 1-15 and Red Faction: Armageddon will be free from August 16-31.