August is upon us, so Microsoft has announced which titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass at the start of the month.
“Happy reprioritizing-your-backlog-of-games-because-we-just-added-more-to-Xbox Game Pass day!” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr announced. “We seem to celebrate this totally made up not real holiday a lot around here. How do you choose what you’re going to play next in your backlog? Go for what gets you the most achievements? Pick the games that have animals you can pet? Prioritize the fighting games so you can prove that you are a better fighter and not just a button masher no matter what your brother says?”
Here’s what coming to Xbox Game Pass across console and PC in the first half of August…
Ashes Cricket (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Ashes Cricket brings all the fast-paced action, big hits, and skill that you see in the greatest cricket competition in the world, in both a more realistic and authentic way than ever before.
Pandemic (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). As members of an elite disease control team, you’re the only thing standing in the way of the four deadly diseases spreading across the world. Travel the globe protecting cities, contain infections from spreading, and discover the cure for each disease. The fate of humanity is in your hands!
Downwell (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Venture down into a darkness filled with nasty creatures (and mysterious secrets) to collect spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks in search of untold treasures. Armed only with your Gunboots for protection, battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics.
Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). The sequel to the party game phenomenon The Jackbox Party Pack, featuring five fresh, rib-tickling party games supporting up to eight players. It’s a game-night riot in a box… without the box!
Space Hulk Tactics (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). A faithful adaptation of the board game “Space Hulk” bringing a unique twist to the cult classic formula. Engage in bloody battles through an immense Space Hulk — a twisted mass of asteroids, wrecked star ships, and debris – as either a squad of Terminator Space Marines or the deadly alien Genestealers.
Slay the Spire (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate). Fusing card games and roguelikes together in an original single-player, deckbuilder adventure. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, and discover relics of immense power to slay the spire!
Microsoft is also detailing the Xbox Game Pass Quests that it is providing in August, so check out the original Microsoft post for more info.