Each month, Microsoft announces the new selection of Xbox games it will offer to Xbox Live Gold members. These are often titles that are several years old, and chances are you haven’t even heard of them. But they are free if you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold. On Thursday, Microsoft revealed the free Xbox games for August.
Admittedly, this is one of the best selections of Xbox Games with Gold we’ve seen all year. Of course, the reason for this, as noted Polygonis that two of those Xbox games were free before August 2022. monaco was free in September 2014, and Saints Row 2 was free in July 2020. Fortunately, both are great, so snag them while you can.
Xbox games with gold | Free for August 2022
- Calico ($11.99 ERP): Available August 1-31 | Calico is a daily community simulation game in which you are given an important and adorable task: to rebuild the city’s cat cafe and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! You’ll travel to a small village full of magical girls and other fantastical friends, where you’ll be tasked with a run-down cat cafe. Build your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, delicious pastries and bringing it to life with animals!
- Scourgebringer ($16.99 ERP): Available from August 16 to September 15 | Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious entity has wreaked havoc on all of humanity, ScourgeBringer puts you in the shoes of her clan’s deadliest warrior: Kyhra. Help her explore the unknown and make her way through ancient machines bearing the seal of her past and perhaps the redemption of humanity.
- Saints Row 2 ($9.99 ERP): Available August 1-15 | Help the 3rd Streets take back their city in this explosive sequel to the 2006 hit. Saints Row 2 features unparalleled character creation and customization; a huge open world to explore by land, air or sea; and an online cooperative game that allows you and a friend to play through the entire story of Saints Row 2.
- Monaco: what’s yours is mine ($14.99 ERP): Available August 16-31 | Gather a team of elite thieves and execute the perfect crime. Sneak, fly and run to save your life solo or with up to four friends in local or online co-op.
You’ll save $54 if you grab all four games and can add up to 3400 points to your gamerscore. Also, keep in mind that each of the Xbox 360 titles is backwards compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, so even if you don’t have an Xbox 360, you can still download the titles listed above. . As always, some of the games with gold from last month are still available for free, so be sure to download them before Microsoft starts charging for them.