Xbox Games with Gold for August 2016 announced

Microsoft has announced the Games with Gold for the month of August 2016. If you're an Xbox Live Gold member and you're not familiar with the program, you're really missing out. Every month, you can get four games for free (two Xbox One games and two backward compatible Xbox 360 games), but you have to claim them in time.

Here's what you can get next month:

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate​ (Xbox One, August 1 - 31)

The WARRIORS OROCHI series is a series of tactical action games in which heroes from the DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS franchises work together in an effort to defeat Orochi, the Serpent King. The latest title in the series, WARRIORS OROCHI 3, features over 120 playable characters, who can be played freely in three-character teams. Themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love are explored in the human drama created as these heroes clash on the field of battle.

WWE 2K16 (Xbox One, August 16 - September 15)

Get in the ring and Raise Some Hell with WWE 2K16! The undisputed champion of wrestling games returns with the biggest roster in WWE games history and the “Texas Rattlesnake” Stone Cold Steve Austin as its Cover Superstar! Play as your favorite Superstars from the past, present and future and experience the most authentic, comprehensive, in-your-face WWE video game of all-time!

Spelunky (Xbox 360, August 1 - 15)

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play! Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with monsters, traps, and treasure. Fully-destructible environments open up lots of strategies and make it a blast to master the game's many secrets.

Beyond Good & Evil HD​ (Xbox 360, August 16 - 31)

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Beyond Good & Evil™, the award-winning action-adventure game is back! This time play through this innovative thriller in full high-definition graphics. Play as Jade, a young investigative reporter, and expose a terrible government conspiracy. It is up to you and your loyal pig friend Pey'j to save your planet and its inhabitants.

Don't forget that you can still grab three of last month's Games with Gold. The Banner Saga (Xbox One) and TRON Evolution (Xbox 360) will be available until the end of the month. Also, Tumblestone (Xbox One) will be available until August 15.

Microsoft also added 11 games to the list of Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with the Xbox One just last week. If you're looking for some great games on the cheap, that might be another place to look.

Remember, if you ever decide to cancel Xbox Live Gold, you'll be able to keep all of the Xbox 360 games that you've claimed through Games with Gold. The Xbox One games will no longer be playable, but you'll get them back if you ever decide to join the program again.

Source: Major Nelson | Thanks to dipsylalapo in the forums!

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