Xbox Game Pass subscribers have the opportunity to enjoy a slew of top-draw titles available for free download in August 2022.
Free downloadable games in August 2022
This month, Xbox console owners have been tipped to expect a slew of free downloads for consoles and PC.
These are the titles confirmed so far:
NOTICE: Be sure to check back in as the days progress in August 2022 as we expect Microsoft to dish out more free downloads.
- Ghost Recon Wildlands (Cloud, Console, and PC) – 2 August 2022
- Shenzhen I/O (PC) [email protected] – 4 August 2022
- Turbo Golf Racing (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) [email protected] – 4 August 2022
- Two Point Campus (Cloud, Console, and PC) – 9 August 2022
- Cooking Simulator (Cloud, Console, and PC) – 11 August 2022
- Expeditions: Rome (PC) – 11 August 2022
- Offworld Trading Company (PC) [email protected] – 11 August 2022
- Citizen Sleeper Episode One: Flux – Citizen Sleeper’s first episodic DLC, Flux, is available now as a free update to the game
- Sniper Elite 5: Landing Force Mission and Weapon Pack – This new content drop includes a brand-new mission called ‘Landing Force’ and two additional weapons, the D.L. Carbine rifle and PPSH submachine gun
- Sea of Thieves: Season Seven – Own and name your ships, decorating them with hand-picked fittings and souvenirs of your seabound exploits, then work towards Milestones to unlock more.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
- Fall Guys: Coconut Milk Costume
- Skate 3: Upgrade Bundle
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Noweyr Pack
Games leaving Game Pass in August 2022
Use your membership discount to save up to 20% on the games you want to keep!
- Boyfriend Dungeon (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Curse of the Dead Gods (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Library of Ruina (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Starmancer (Game Preview) (PC)
- Train Sim World 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Xbox Game Pass: Here’s how it works
The digital game market is flooded with new releases, and the top picks are usually pricier than the rest. To mitigate this and give gamers an equal playing field, irrespective of social or class status, Microsoft introduced a tiered subscription model where Xbox users could download free games or, better yet, get premium releases at discounted prices.
The are two tiers, Xbox Game Pass and Ultimate. The former grants gamers access to catalogues for use on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and your mobile device. On the other hand, the Game Pass Ultimate tier unlocks Gold titles and comes along with an Xbox Live subscription.
Game Pass can be purchased in one of three ways:
- Console only: R99 per month
- PC only: R99 per month
- Ultimate: R149 per month