Xbox Games With Gold Serves Up Gears of War 4 and Forza 6 in August


Microsoft has revealed their August Xbox Live Games With Gold lineup, which includes your standard two Xbox One games and two Xbox/Xbox 360 games. Of course, the older games can be played on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Next month’s selection includes bug-blasting shooter Gears of War 4, racing sim Forza Motorsport 6, the Diablo-esque dungeon hack Torchlight, and the Kojima Productions co-developed Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

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Here are Microsoft’s official descriptions of all four August Games With Gold titles:

Gears of War 4

In Gears of War 4, the squad must discover the source of a terrifying new enemy and rescue their loved ones after escaping an attack on their village. After defeating the Swarm in the campaign, don’t forget to check out Horde and Versus multiplayer. As part of the Road to Gears 5, completing achievements and challenges in all three modes can earn you special rewards and character skins that you can take with you into Gears 5.

Forza Motorsport 6

One of the most comprehensive racing games of this generation comes your way in Forza Motorsport 6. Start your engines and compete against 24-players, day or night in all weather conditions. Customize and race over 450 Forzavista cars at realistic simulation speeds across 26 world-famous locales, and with the included Ten-Year Anniversary Pack enjoy an additional 10 exotic cars all tuned to the top of their class. With unrelenting action and breathtaking visuals, master the road and race your way to victory.


Can you uncover the secrets buried beneath Torchlight? Developed by the creators of Diablo and Fate, choose among three separate character classes: Destroyer, Alchemist, or Vanquisher and seek adventure through randomized dungeon levels. Slay hordes of monsters, learn devastating skills, and loot endless treasure in this thrilling action-roleplaying title. Play Torchlight now before its sequel Torchlight II makes its way onto Xbox One September 3!

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Play the role of Gabriel in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Raised by the Brotherhood of Light, begin your quest across a destroyed world to defeat the three factions of the Lords of Shadow and end their unholy rule. With your devastating Combat Cross, take revenge on those who took your fallen beloved and attempt to bring balance back to the world.

Torchlight will be available from August 1 to 15, Forza 6 and Castlevania will be available on August 16, and Gears of Wars 4 can be downloaded all month long. As always, once you download a Games With Gold title, you’ll have permanent access to it, so long as you still have an active Xbox Live Gold membership.

After a few uninspired months, Microsoft is finally unleashing the big guns in August! Most Xbox fans will probably beeline for Gears and Forza, but I suggest you also give Torchlight a try. What do you think? Any of this month’s Games With Gold strike your fancy?