Xbox Game Pass: August’s First Half of Content

Xbox Game Pass's catalogue of games continues to grow. Seven games have been announced for the first half of August, including day one releases and AAA games. Plus what's leaving and other Xbox Game Pass perks.

Xbox Game Pass August's First Half of Content Cover ImageIt’s the dawn of a new month, so Xbox’s highly successful subscription service gets bigger and better. Seven games will be available for the first half of August, including day-one releases and a AAA game from a popular Ubisoft franchise. Alongside the additions, look at what’s leaving the service and what extra benefits Xbox Game Pass members can get in the first half of August.

August's first wave of games

August’s first wave of games

The First Half of August’s lineup

Ghost Recon Wildlands (Cloud, Console and PC)

Leading the lineup is Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Ubisoft’s highly successful cooperative third-person shooter that puts players in the cartel-run nation of Bolivia. Play as one of The Ghosts on a mission to take down the Santa Blanca cartel by eliminating each member. Decide on which member to take on first and how it will be done, using the vast amount of weapons, gadgets and vehicles. Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available on August 2nd.

Explore Bolivia as a team of four Ghosts

Explore Bolivia as a team of four Ghosts

Shenzhen I/O (PC)

Next is Shenzhen I/O, a puzzle game that is themed after real-world engineering. The game is set in a near future Shenzhen, the electronics manufacturing capital of the world. Players will solve a variety of challenging puzzles involving constructing circuits using a variety of components. Shenzhen I/O will be available on August 4. 

Are you a fan of programming and puzzles?

Are you a fan of programming and puzzles?

Turbo Golf Racing (Cloud, PC and Xbox Series X/S)

Also coming on August 4 is Turbo Golf Racing. a day one release for Xbox Game Pass. Similar to Rocket League, TGR lets players drive around in different types of cars but instead of football/soccer, it’s golf. Race around the course with up to eight players and be the first to drop their oversized golf ball in the hole. 

Race to the finishing hole!

Race to the finishing hole!

Two Point Campus (Cloud, Console and PC)

On August 9 get ready to go back to college in style! From the incredibly weird and wonderful minds that brought us Two Point Hospital, create and manage your very own dream university in Two Point Campus. Build, hire staff and run traditional/bizarre courses in your own academic institution this summer. This is another day one launch for the service. 

Rock out with all your fellow test subjects, I mean students

Rock out with all your fellow test subjects, I mean students

Cooking Simulator (Cloud, Console and PC)

August 11 brings in the heat with Cooking Simulator, a game that lets players cook with a variety of different ingredients in a polished realistic kitchen. Cooking Simulator comes with numerous different cooking utensils and equipment that assist in creating over 80 recipes. 

Get in the Kitchen and make some fine cuisine

Get in the Kitchen and make some fine cuisine

Expedition: Rome (PC)

Another August 11 addition is Expeditions: Rome for the PC catalogue of Xbox Game Pass. Take control of the mighty empire of Rome as you conquer foreign lands while navigating through politics in this turn-based RPG. 

Take control of Rome's destiny

Take control of Rome’s destiny

Offworld Trading Company (PC)

Finally, Offworld Trading Company will be launching its way to the PC catalogue of Xbox Game Pass. Take control of your very own company located on the red planet Mars. Compete with other corporations to take control of the market in this fast-paced economic RTS available on August 11. 

Take out the corporate competition on the red planet

Take out the corporate competition on the red planet

Games Leaving The Service in The First Half of August

When games are added to the service, there have to be some sacrifices. Here are the games leaving Xbox Game Pass on August 15:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Curse of the Dead Gods (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Library of Ruina (Cloud, Console and PC) 
  • Starmancer (Game Preview) (PC)
  • Train Sim World 2 (Cloud, Console and PC)

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Each month, by subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, members can indulge themselves in extra benefits within multiple games. This month is no exception. 

In Fall Guys, get your hands on this summer getaway-themed Coconut Milk costume, available now for all subscribers. On August 11, take to the streets with the Skate 3 Upgrade pack that includes the Skate Create Upgrade Pack, Maloof Money Cup 2010 NYC Pack and Black Box Distribution Skate Pack. Finally on August 16, show off your perks in The Elder Scrolls Online with the Noweyr Pack. This includes a purple mount, matching pet, and two crates containing useful rewards. 

SOURCE: Xbox Wire 

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