Microsoft announced the Games with Gold for August 2018 today. If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you should definitely be checking these out every month, as it offers four free games (two Xbox One and two backward compatible Xbox 360), as long as you claim them within the specified dates.
Here's what's available for free next month:
The Forza Horizon 2 Standard Edition includes the full game of Forza Horizon 2, the official Forza Hub app for Xbox One, and the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, which features 10 specially tuned and liveried cars, including the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, the 2015 Lamborghini Hurácan and the 2013 McLaren P1™. With Forza Hub, players can collect their monthly Forza Rewards, check out the latest news from the Forza Motorsport world, vote on their favorite community creations, and much more.
Enter the chaos of war and choose your faction. Play as a bold Knight, a brutal Viking, or a deadly Samurai. Experience the thrilling story campaign solo or co-op, and fight in brutal PvP multiplayer modes, now on new dedicated servers. Choose a faction, grab your sword, and fight with your allies to survive in innovative PvP melee combat. Enjoy an evolved experience – with 12 base Heroes, 18 maps, new PvP and ranked modes, thousands of gear items, and more since launch. Dedicated servers provide a stable and seamless experience as you fight to claim victory for your faction. Earn rewards while you learn the art of combat with a brand-new training mode that takes you from Apprentice to Master.
Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Amplify the action with Kinect and add voice to your arsenal in single player or co-op. • Play the full campaign in online co-op or single player • Create custom weapons • Add voice to the action with Kinect
Unleash the power of the brush in an all new co-op adventure. Join Mickey and Oswald in an epic battle to save the magical world of Wasteland and change it forever. Interact with your favorite characters like never before in the most heroic adventure yet.
As always with Games with Gold, you'll need to claim them within the dates specified above to get them for free, and you need to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. If you cancel your subscription, you'll get to keep your Xbox 360 games, but you'll lose your Xbox One games until you subscribe again.
You've also still got some time to claim this month's Games with Gold. You can claim Assault Android Cactus (Xbox One) and Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360) until the end of the month, and you've got until August 15 to grab Death Squared (Xbox One).