New Games on Microsoft Xbox Game Pass

22 August 2021 12:00 Games

The Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals for gamers in recent years; not only is it filled with many different types of games available to play at all times, almost all first-party Xbox exclusives also find their way onto the subscription service from day one.

There is a fresh batch of new games added to the service every month, including games that are shared across all platforms, as well as those that are only available on Xbox consoles, PCs, or through cloud gaming. As soon as games are going to be added, Microsoft always announces the list so gamers know what to expect.

Like most months, August’s Xbox Game Pass features diverse games being added to the mix, and the titles this time around are particularly exciting. One of those games happens to be the insanely long-awaited sequel to the one and only Psychonauts. So, let’s take a detailed look at every game being added to the Xbox Game Pass in August!

The first batch of August games on the Xbox Game Pass was revealed on the 3rd of August, including:

   Curse of the Dead Gods (PC, Console, Cloud) – August 5th

Curse of the Dead Gods is a roguelike video game about exploring a cursed temple.

   Skate (Console) – August 5th

As the name implies, Skate is a game all about skateboarding and interacting with civilians, who will either like or dislike you.

   Skate 3 (Cloud) – August 5th

With Skate added to the console library, the third Skate game also makes its way into Game Pass’s Cloud library.

   Katamari Damacy Reroll (Console, Cloud, PC) – August 5th

Katamari DamacyReroll is a visually creative action-adventure game that is a remake of the first game in the franchise.

   Lumines Remastered (Console, Cloud, PC) – August 5th

Lumines is a remaster of the popular puzzle game that made quite a name for itself back in the day.

   Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17th

With a self-explanatory name, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection is a blast from the past. Whether you only played when you had internet issues or just liked the game itself, it’s a fun piece of nostalgia we can all appreciate.

   Hades (PC, Console, Cloud) – August 13th

Hades is a roguelike that took the world by a storm due to its beautiful visuals and fun gameplay.

   Starmancer (PC) – August 5th

Starmancer is a game preview; it’s yet to have a proper release, but there’s plenty of fun to be had in this demo.  

   Art of Rally (PC, Console, Cloud) – August 12th

A fun racing game inspired by the classics we all grew up loving, the game intends to be a good mix of the past and the present.

The second batch of August games includes several exciting titles, although the libraries ended up being a bit more specific this time around.

   Need for Speed Heat, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Cloud) – August 17th

These games need little introduction, as NFS Heat is a great racing game, and the two Star Wars games offer fun multiplayer and single-player experiences, respectively.

   Psychonauts 2 (PC, Console, Cloud) – August 25th

This highly anticipated sequel to the first Psychonauts has beautiful graphics and creative gameplay that will please most fans of the original.

   Humankind (PC) – August 17th

Humankind is a strategy game with a historical theme, featuring 60 cultures to play around with.

   Recompile (PC, Xbox Series S/X, Cloud) – August 19th

Recompile is a Metroidvania-like adventure game with a hacking gimmick. It’s the only game added in August that only runs on the Xbox Series S/X and does not support the Xbox One.

   Twelve Minutes (PC, Console, Cloud) – August 19th

Twelve Minutes is an intriguing thriller about a man who finds himself trapped in a time loop. Featuring high-profile Hollywood actors such as James McAvoy and Willem Dafoe, the game is not one to miss out on.

   Myst (PC, Console, Cloud) – August 26th

Myst is a gorgeous remake of the long-running franchise of engaging graphic adventures with puzzle elements.

   Train Sim World 2 (PC, Cloud, Console) – August 19th

As the name implies, this game is all about experiencing a simulation of managing trains and railway lines.

It’s unknown whether or not more games will be added in August later down the line, but these are surely diverse options that can keep anyone busy until September nonetheless. We’ll keep you updated with further announcements of additions to the library, so stay tuned!

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