Xbox Games with Gold for August 2017 announced, including Bayonetta and more

Microsoft announced the Games with Gold for August, 2017 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 are this month's Games with Gold:

Slime Rancher (Xbox One, August 1 - 31)

This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if your are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!

Trials Fusion (Xbox One, August 16 - September 15)

Built upon the Trials franchise’s proven gameplay foundations, Trials Fusion challenges players endlessly in both classic and all-new ways. It melds the classic, proven Trials formula of simple yet addictive competition with the social and visual breakthroughs of the next generation of gaming.

With unique platform-racing gameplay, ubiquitous competition and an ever-expanding destination for new content and features, the Trials Fusion experience is never over. Take on an unlimited array of platform-racing challenges in the unreal world of Trials Fusion. Using your skills to traverse across obstacle-laden, ramp-ridden courses, you must strive to set track records against the best Trials players around the world. Alone in career mode, with your friends in the frenzied multiplayer or in a crazy global tournament, competition is always available, so string together insane tricks and become the best trials rider! If the official courses are still not enough, thanks to the all-new track editor you are able to create your very own tracks. Let your imagination run and create insane tracks for even more fun. And with long-term support for fresh features and content, the Trials experience will continue to expand and challenge players in new and exhilarating ways.

Bayonetta (Xbox 360, August 1 - 15)

From the creative geniuses behind Devil May Cry and Resident Evil comes Bayonetta™, a game of 100% pure, unadulterated, climatic action. With powers far beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, our heroine Bayonetta fights countless enemies, evil forces and giant foes in brutal yet graceful ways.

Red Faction: Armageddon (Xbox 360, August 16 - 31)

Mankind finds itself poised on the brink of extinction deep underground. Darius Mason is humanity’s last hope for survival.

Both of the Xbox 360 games announced are already on the Backward Compatibility list; in fact, Red Faction: Armageddon was just added today among two others, bringing the list over its latest milestone of 400 games.

You've still got about a week to claim this month's Games with Gold, including Grow Up (Xbox One) and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (Xbox 360). Also, Runbow (Xbox One) will remain free for Xbox Live Gold members until August 15.

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