August is here and that means this monthly thing you’re paying for is actually good for something; these are the free games for August 2018.
Xbox Games with Gold
These are the four games available for members of Xbox Live Gold:
Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One, Aug 1 – 31)
What do you want to know? It’s a racing game, but a damn good looking one at that. With more than 200 vehicles to look at, a car lover will find plenty to do in this open world game.
For Honor (Xbox One, Aug 6 -Sept 15)
Technically a 3D fighting game with different kinds of warriors that have different play styles and weapons, you can also play a kind of siege mode against NPCs and other players, but the best part of the game is when you encounter the other player and beat the crap out of them. Not a bad game but it kind died too fast after it came out.
Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360, Aug 1 – 15)
The third installment of the sci-fi horror game, it is less scary since you have a partner but it’s still a pretty good game. Spoiler alert! Later on, there is a twist because of that.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Xbox 360, Aug 16 – 31)
The 3D platformer where you play as Mickey with a magic paintbrush and/or Oswald who controls electricity with a remote control, also 2 player co-op is a thing.
Free Games with Prime
When you link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account you can get free games every month too and once you claim them they’re yours even if you cancel your prime account, here are the seven games for this month:
A single player as well as a multiplayer strategy game, you have to take over the city through thief related shenanigans.
Multiplayer puzzle game, it’s cubes though not squares maybe that’s the third game, or maybe the title refers to the squares that make up the cubes. I still think the name is not an accurate representation of this particular game.
A beautiful hand-drawn game with tons of exploration and puzzles. You’re a Viking woman who didn’t die honorably enough and now you have to fight these giants to impress the gods and enter Valhalla.
SteamWorld Dig is an action platformer adventure with tons of mining, kind of like a modern Dig Dug.
This is actually a trilogy of RPGs that surround the Dark Savant. They are Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant and Wizardry 8. I have no idea what the Dark Savant is but now I can find out.
PS Plus is last this month because they won’t release the free games until August 7, so here you go:
Mafia III (PS4)
Pronounced ai ai ai, this third installment of the Mafia franchise makes an offer you cannot refuse and comes to your home for free. Open world mafia simulator, GTA but more serious.
Dead by Daylight (PS4)
Not about vampires, but more of a glorified hide and seek game. It’s really fun especially with friends, the different killers keep things interesting unfortunately most of them are DLC, but with the new updates you can grind in-game to unlock them too. Killers hunt survivors and survivors try to escape before they get sacrificed to an elder god or whatever those spider legs are. It sucks when you’re fixing a generator with someone else and they miss their skill check.
Bound by Flame (PS3)
Quick! You get possessed and you suddenly gain powers, do you use your awesome powers and become eviler or you try to suppress the demon inside because who needs powers anyway? Fantasy RPG duh.
Serious Sam 3 BFE (PS3)
Cover is for wusses. This is a first-person shooter for real men/serious men of all genders. Bonus points if your name is Sam.
Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
2D hack and slash that lets you play it like it’s a smartphone game because you bought a Vita ‘cus you hate buttons.
Space Hulk (PS Vita)
Turned based tactical space RPG based on the tabletop game of the same name. No half-naked green guy for you here.
There you have it dear reader, your free games for August 2018. Looks like a busy month, especially to those of you that have to go back to school (good luck), so if you want to catch up with anything gaming/nerdy related, keep visiting our website wtfgamersonly.com