Microsoft reveals new games for Xbox Game Pass August 2021

10 games, including the critically acclaimed indie title, Hades, are set to join Xbox Game Pass in August 2021.


Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass is like the gift that keeps on giving. It's become the go-to video game subscription service for economical gamers and those who have time to binge, as it offers dozens if not hundreds of games to play while constantly rotating a new set of titles, on top of adding ones at their respective launches.

Travel through the literal depths of Hell in Hades.

With that said, the Xbox Game Pass August 2021 offerings are no different from previous ones. At least, in terms of both quantity and quality.

Regardless of your genre tastes, the Xbox Game Pass August 2021 lineup is sure to have something for you.

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What are the new games for the Xbox Game Pass August 2021?

Skate 3 should tide you over until Skate 4 is released.

Microsoft has just released the list of new games coming to its video game subscription service for August 2021.

The original Skate game and Skate 3 are the highlights of the August 5 titles. Meanwhile, Hades is the grand prize of the month. Supergiant Games' roguelike action dungeon crawler was one of the biggest games of 2020. We also ranked Hades as one of the best games to play on low-spec PCs.

Now that Hades is going to release on consoles, the number of people who will get a chance to play this masterpiece is only going to grow. Having said that, these are only 3 of the 10 games that we mentioned that are hitting the Xbox Game Pass library this August 2021.

Here is a complete list of all the Xbox Game Pass August 2021 games:

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August 5

  • Curse of the Dead Gods (console, PC, cloud)
  • Dodgeball Academia (console, PC, cloud)
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll (console, PC, cloud)
  • Lumines Remastered (console, PC, cloud)
  • Skate (console)
  • Skate 3 (console)
  • Starmancer (PC)

August 12

  • Art of Rally (console, PC, cloud)

August 13

  • Hades (console, PC, cloud)

August 17

  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition

In addition to the games we've already listed, Xbox Game subscribers will get access to Dirt 4, Dirt Rally, Dirt 2.0, F1 2020, and Grid, via EA Play. This makes for a total of 15 new games headed to the Xbox Game Pass in August 2021.

Just in case you didn't know, GTA V is going to get a next-gen version in November 2021.

Unfortunately, unlike Sony's PS Now streaming service, which tends to take its time rotating games out of its library, games don't last too long on the Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft usually unloads a handful of titles from the Xbox Game Pass every month as well, roughly around the same time as it welcomes new games.

For August 2021, one of the games saying goodbye to the Xbox Game Pass is Grand Theft Auto 5.

Here's a complete list of all the games leaving Xbox Game Pass in August 2021:

August 8

August 15

  • Ape Out (PC)
  • Crossing Souls (PC)
  • Darksiders Genesis (console, PC, cloud)
  • Don't Starve (console, PC, cloud)
  • Final Fantasy VII (console and PC)
  • Train Sim World 2020 (console, PC, cloud)

If it's any consolation, GTA 5 leaving Xbox Game Pass is probably in order to prepare for the game's release on next-gen consoles. Rockstar announced earlier this year that the next-gen version of GTA V, as well as the standalone version of GTA Online, will release on November 11, 2021.

Ray Ampoloquio
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