August’s Xbox and PlayStation free games revealed

Check out what’s on offer for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members for the final month of summer

August’s PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Scroll down to the bottom of this article to see what you’ll be playing this month.

If you haven’t already seen it, we want to make sure all of our readers are aware of our PlayStation Plus Free Games and Xbox Live Games with Gold sections here at Shortcut Gamer.

Our “More from SCG” menu features a page for each of the two subscription services. In addition to the games for the upcoming month, we’ve listed all of the previous games, so you can see what all has been offered on each program since each service’s respective debut.

For August, we’ve provided links (below) to those pages as well as the lists of games you’ll be getting during the month if you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold and/or PlayStation Plus.

Don’t forget, both Sony and Microsoft offer weekly sales, many of which have deeper discounts for subscribers or that are locked out to non-subscribers, so be sure to hit up the PlayStation Blog and Major Nelson’s Xbox Blog or just browse each service’s respective game store for more information on those.

Keep in mind, too, that Xbox 360 Games with Gold are now playable on Xbox One via the backward compatibility functionality.

If you’ve yet to grab July’s games, be sure to do so. Xbox Live Gold titles update starting August 1, with additional games becoming available beginning August 16, and PlayStation’s titles will be available from August 2 through September 5.

Xbox Live Gold runs $59.99 a year and PlayStation Plus runs $49.99 a year. Both services can be purchased at discounts if you watch for sales throughout the year. Black Friday is a great time to take advantage of lower prices and stock up on a couple years of each service.

For more on what each service offers in addition to the monthly free games, please visit each service’s respective official web page.

PlayStation Plus Free Games

August 2016:

  • Tricky Towers (PS4)
  • Rebel Galaxy (PS4)
  • Yakuza 5 (PS3)
  • Retro/Grade (PS3)
  • Patapon 3 (Vita)
  • Ultratron (PS4, PS3, Vita)

Xbox Live Games with Gold

August 2016:

  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (X1) (Aug. 1-31)
  • WWE 2K16 (X1) (Aug. 16 – Sep. 15)
  • Spelunky (X360) (Aug. 1-15)
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD (X360) (Aug. 16-31)
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