Update: Microsoft has now revealed the rest of the games headed to Game Pass in August, and it’s just a handful more titles – some of which we already knew about.
It’s also worth noting that there’s not much longer to wait for Bethesda’s next RPG epic, Starfield, to hit Game Pass on September 6th, and Xbox is offering Game Pass members 10% off the Starfield Premium Edition Upgrade which allows keen fans – including those playing via Game Pass – to get in five days early on September 1st.
Take a look at everything that’s arrived and still to come to Game Pass in August:
Xbox Game Pass August 2023
Celeste (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.
A Short Hike (Cloud, Console, PC) – Available Now
Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park. Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.
Broforce Forever (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now
Broforce is an action-packed side-scrolling run ‘n’ gun ode to freedom, putting you in control of an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Included is the long-awaited Broforce Forever content, which offers an improved and expanded campaign with new unlocks, along with six new ultra patriotic bros, and four new democracy-spreading challenge levels!
Limbo (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now
Limbo is an award-winning indie adventure, critically acclaimed for its captivating puzzle design and immersive sound and visuals. Its dark, misty spaces and haunting narrative will stay with you forever.
Airborne Kingdom (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now
Airborne Kingdom is a stunning airborne city building and management game. Grow your unique town among the clouds and fly it across a wide-open landscape. Explore the skies to restore serenity to the world below!
Quake II (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available now
Quake II is back with a vengeance with an all-new, enhanced release of id Software’s legendary 1997 shooter on Xbox! Battle the monstrous Strogg in blistering-fast single player and co-op shooter action or take your skills to the arena with online and local multiplayer. With upgraded graphics, modern updates, cross-play functionality and so much more, there’s no time to wait – experience the enhanced Quake II on Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC today. Read more about the release of Quake II on Xbox.
Everspace 2 (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S) – Available Now
Available now on PC and coming soon to Xbox Series X|S and Cloud gaming! Step into the pilot seat in this fast-paced single-player space shooter where brutal challenges stand between you and epic loot. Embark on a sci-fi adventure where massive, handcrafted areas are packed with secrets, puzzles, and perils! Level up, craft, and loot better gear to survive on the edge of space.
Firewatch (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 17
Making a return to the Game Pass library, Firewatch is a single-player, first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio. You’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 18
Take on the role of one of the notorious Slaughter family, or their victims, in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a third-person asymmetrical horror experience based on the groundbreaking and iconic 1974 horror film. Experience the mad and macabre for yourself in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Sea of Stars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 29
Available on day one with Game Pass: Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.
Gris (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 5
Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.
Leaving Xbox Game Pass August
The following games are leaving the service on August 31st:
Black Desert (Cloud and Console)
Commandos 3 – HD Remaster (Cloud, Console, and PC)