Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for August

Posted on August 3, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Mobile gaming, PC gaming, Project xCloud, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 5 Comments

Microsoft today announced the first titles coming to Xbox Game Pass across console, PC, and cloud in August.

“Get your mouse, touch screens, or controllers ready for some scrolling,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes in the announcement post. “We have a big list of games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, featuring some dead gods, some not-so-dead gods, driving and skating, and more.”

Here’s what’s coming in the first half of August.

August 5

Curse of the Dead Gods (Cloud, Console, and PC)

“You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to an accursed temple, a seemingly infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again and defy the malignant deities that linger in this place!”

Dodgeball Academia (Cloud, Console, and PC)

“Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, and dive in Dodgeball Academia available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! This vibrant sports RPG puts you in a world that lives and breathes dodgeball. Forge friendships and develop rivals as you train to become the ultimate champion – dominating on and off the courts.”

Katamari Damacy Reroll (Cloud, Console, and PC)

“The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the king on their wacky adventure to restore the stars – now in full HD!”

Lumines Remastered (Cloud, Console, and PC)

“A game that beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one engaging, yet easy-to-play experience. You’re at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping action while you groove to awesome house, trance, and techno beats!”

Skate (Console) EA Play

“Head back to where it all began as Skate joins The EA Play List! Get chased by security guards, impress or annoy citizens, ride with pros, discover skate shops, and make spots your own in this fully reactive city!”

Skate 3 (Cloud) EA Play

“The award-winning Skate franchise returns to break new ground with Skate 3. Build the ultimate team and change the face of the city in this definitive co-op skateboarding experience with EA Play.”

Starmancer (Game Preview) (PC)

“Obey protocol or go rogue as you take on the role of a powerful A.I. in Starmancer. Build bustling space ports, secret laboratories, and incubators for mysterious eggs. Defend against starvation, sabotage, and space zombies. Don’t worry, you can always grow more humans.”

August 12

Art of Rally (Cloud, Console, and PC)

“Art of Rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift. From beginner-friendly options to driving modes that’ll challenge the most expert drivers, race across the world through colorful and stylized environments, now including Kenya with 4 new cars, 6 new tracks, and a new free-roam area!”

August 13

Hades (Cloud, Console, and PC)

“Defy the god of the dead as you battle out of the Underworld of Greek myth in this Game of the Year winning rogue-like dungeon crawler. You’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.”

August 17

Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC)

“Be part of the most played video game in history! Get an ad-free experience in the Premium Edition, including an exclusive Xbox Game Pass card back! Enjoy the best Solitaire card games in one app, plus daily challenges, competitive events, Xbox achievements, and a new Xbox theme. Discover why millions around the world have loved this timeless classic for over 31 years.”

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for August”

  1. vladimir

    Hades is an amazing game. I had it on my Steam wishlist and fortunately didn't buy it yet :-)

  2. gabba25

    Nice and all but im getting a PS4 pro to play all the exclusives i have missies. Spiderman, last of us, Uncharted, Horizon, God of war etc

  3. Usman

    Finally, Solitaire collection getting ad-free, I was getting annoyed by those intrusive ads.

  4. behindmyscreen

    seriously....Ad based Solitaire sucks.

  5. whistlerpro

    In case anyone was wondering about Solitaire, if you have Game Pass for PC it will remove ads on Solitaire Collection on PC only. If you have Game Pass Ultimate it will remove ads across PC, iOS and Android. Hopefully this carries through to the other casual games soon.

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