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Every free Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download in August

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:03PM EST
Xbox Games with Gold August 2015
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Last month, Microsoft improved its Games with Gold program dramatically by giving Xbox One owners an additional free game to download every month. Xbox has always been a step behind PlayStation when it comes to rewarding subscribers of its pay-to-play online service, but this addition brings Games with Gold and PS Plus much closer to parity.

READ MORE: These are the Xbox 360 games we’re most excited to replay on Xbox One

Similar to last month, Microsoft is offering a triple-A title and a smaller, independent game on Xbox One. The big free game in the month of August is Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, so for any of you who were jealous that PS4 owners got the game for free back in June, now you can get the game yourself.

Xbox 360 owners are getting a great bargain as well: the entire Metro series free of charge.

Check out all four free games below:

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One)

  • Originally $19.99 | Available from August 1st – 31st

How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition (Xbox One)

  • Originally $19.99 | Available from August 16th – September 15th

Metro 2033 (Xbox 360)

  • Originally $19.99 | Available from August 1st – 15th

Metro: Last Light (Xbox 360)

  • Originally $19.99 | Available from August 16th – 31st

There you have it: Games with Gold for the month of August. Remember, you still have a couple of days left to download July’s games, so if you haven’t jumped on the Xbox Games Store yet, be sure to do so soon.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.