10 Xbox Game Pass August 2020 Games Suggestions

July 31, 2020 at 10:41pm
By Jason Stettner

With so many titles being available on the subscription service, it can be hard to find something to play. Here are ten Xbox Game Pass August 2020 games suggestions to check out and try on the service. These should all be available to play right away, or close to within the month.

Hopefully there’s a good variety of games presented here, and maybe you’ll find something new to check out that you might have overlooked or not have known it was on the service. This is a console focused listing though some may also be on the PC, and it’s not in a ranked order. Best to give them all a whirl if you have time or interest in them!

There should be a wide range of offerings from family oriented titles, to say mature ones and everything in between. Look forward to a monthly listing from us every single month throughout the year near the start of each month to help kick things off. This counts down from ten to one, again without a specific ranking for any of the offerings in mind.

#10: The Touryist

This is a very unique sort of game, being an adventure in the form of just a vacation. It features a truly unique aesthetic style that I haven’t really seen anything else provide. It’s quite odd, being very majestic in nature and free in terms of the perspective you view it in.

It’s hard to put to words, but is very neat to look at. You’re generally arriving at Monument Islands, with the freedom to do whatever you want. You should be talking to those around you as you may notice there’s a mysterious ancient monument or two around the place.

#9: Neon Abyss

This is one intense rogue-like experience featuring a run and gun twin stick shooter style of play. That’s a lot, but to simplify you go through dungeons blasting away opponents. You’re trying to collect better abilities and weapons in order to handle the various situations at hand. Each run is unique, with the option to share what you just played or replay it using the special run’s seed.

There are some quirky mini games to unlock, and a strange sense of progression as you attempt to annihilate the various bosses that get in the way of your progression. There are many unique rooms, various abilities to discover and so many little secrets along the way. On top of that you can hatch little creatures to assist in battle. I also found the visuals to be appealing, it’s got a slick neat style to it.

#8: Mount & Blade: Warband

This is a combat focused game bringing medieval battlefields to life through various scenarios. There’s some single player content to work through, but the real fun is online combat against others. You can battle on foot, or on horseback for an elevated advantage. It’s got some neat sword based mechanics for combat, with a number of other weapons being available to use during conflict.

The arenas of conflict are varied, and these battles can get fairly large in terms of the player quantity at hand. AI is also an option within the overall experience if you need to have spots filled in. It can be epic, and despite the look it can be certainly violent.

#7: Carrion

This is a very different sort of experience where you get to witness a different perspective within a horror themed narrative. You’re playing as this wild monstrosity that has broken out and is essentially eating every human in its path. This is all about solving light puzzles, and moving through various areas that feel dungeon-like in nature.

It features some unique abilities to unleash upon those unlucky to get in your path while also having a bit of a story hidden within the game as well. It’s certainly different, and there aren’t too many games like this. It’s also really visceral in terms of the gameplay that’s presented. Nothing like a massive glob of messed up looking flesh going about sliding through vents and throwing folks around.

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#6: Gears of War 3

This is the mighty conclusion to the original trilogy with a focus of brothers to the end. As the remaining COG forces you’re now all stranded in this final battle against the Locust and Lambent forces. Get stuck in the middle of this conflict while trying to find a way to finish it all off. Once again join up as Marcus; Dom, Baird and Cole Train as they find out the latter runs on whole grain.

Other surprise characters join the fold too with multiple perspectives being shown through the emotionally driven campaign that also features four player cooperative action. In the multiplayer battle across a large selection of maps with other real players, or even bots if not too many are available to fill the lobbies at any point.

There’s also horde mode where you deploy traps and work together in order to fend off waves of enemies in the largest take on the mode yet. If that’s not enough, play Beast mode where you can take on the role of the very monster that you’re usually attempting to eliminate within the series.

#5: Fallout 76

While this game didn’t have the strongest of launches, it’s since gotten some updates and is in a much better state. Through the magic of the Wastelanders update you can now experience a proper narrative driven campaign alone, or with others.

That’s the best part of the game, you can play alone in missions while others are around the world or directly party up with them. There are tons of locations to visit, events to take part in and many missions to tackle. The older ones aren’t the best, but it’s something to do I suppose.

You can also battle other players, customize a special CAMP that’s basically a settlement if you’re familiar with Fallout 4 and also just explore a large scale new environment set almost just after the bombs originally dropped. There is also a Nuke based battle royale mode, and some seasonal content drops under a new pass system at the current moment in time.

#4: SoulCalibur VI

The latest entry in this long running fighting franchise is fantastic. It features a large roster that’s filled with great characters. Some special guests, and many iconic individuals from releases past. If that’s not enough the game has one wildly incredible character customizer to make whatever sort of look and or style you could ever want in this.

The visuals are gorgeous, presenting a good selection of arenas and awesome particle effects throughout the conflicts. You can enjoy this online in competitive play, or offline as well. There are many traditional modes to play, and some story based ones as well. It’s just a very well developed release, with season pass content that can extend your journey further.

#3: Wasteland 3

The series continues with this latest RPG experience that features a wacky, grim and wild sort of post-apocalyptic environment. Through turn based battles and deep strategy you’ll fight for the lost landscape of Colorado. As a desert ranger you’re fighting to keep your beloved Arizona alive.

When the self proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios with the promise of aid if you do a job, you’ll have to battle against some ambitiously blood thirsty children of that individual. There will be tons of customization, neat abilities and action too. You’ll be available to play alone, or in online coop too.

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#2: Tell Me Why?

The first part of this heavily narrative driven experience is arriving towards the end of the month. This is the latest offering from DONTNOD Entertainment, the developers behind the Life is Strange series and recently Vampyr.

You’ll be experiencing the journey of twins as they attempt to discover what happened in their youth and also deal with some strange powerful abilities. It’s definitely going to be a wild, emotionally driven ride along the way. I would heavily expect this to carry forth the style of their narrative driven games, and the art style seems to be a good step up on that.

#1: Yakuza Kiwami 2

The latest Yakuza title to hit the platform is rather incredible. This is another remake within the series that follows Kazuma Kiryu as he attempts to build a peaceful life. Things don’t go well, and he’s thrown back into the life as he attempts to stop an all out war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. This is obviously heavily dripped in drama and cinematic moments.

It’s an epic battle of two dragons and filled with hours of gameplay. Work through main story missions, or also enjoy a pile of sub missions too. If that’s not enough there are mini games, some clan battles and so many memorable moments. This has a great story, and can be enjoyed as your first title in the series. With that, I do suggest playing zero and the first Kiwami prior to though for a better time.

That’s the list for the best Xbox Game Pass games August 2020, hopefully you found some interesting options. It’s our goal to provide an interesting list of suggestions every single month throughout the year. Just keep in mind that over time some games get removed, or re-added and there’s always something new to play.

Hopefully the selected options above stay on the service for a long while so that the listings are relevant for extended periods of time, but that’s not always the case of course. These lists hopefully provided a varied offering whether you want family games, casual party ones or even gripping multiplayer. Some single player setups, indie titles or even a wild expansive RPG. Always something fresh and distinct being added within this offering from Microsoft.

Basically something for every age group or type of audience out there in the gaming space. We will continue to try and provide varied, as well as fresh options each month that we do this in. We have a review for one of them below, or you can check out the general platform hub for additional coverage of the ecosystem of games too. Have fun, and of course happy gaming.

Other important information is that this is a monthly plan that can be subscribed to. It does provide some interesting little goodie bonuses to gamers and also rewards as well for checking out the titles or earning Achievements. On top of that, if you want to buy to own the games or even DLC content you get deals off all of that content.

This comes as a pass just for the console, or just for the PC and an Ultimate Xbox Game Pass offering for both which includes Gold as well as Project xCloud. The first party titles are available day one on the program, and many other perks are present as well. It’s the best deal in gaming in our opinion. It also continues to dynamically change with so many neat offers.

It’s something that will grown and is often compared as being the Netflix of gaming. It should be neat to see how this monthly subscription grows and changes over time. Hopefully the extra details were helpful, or provided additional insight into just what is provided here and how the selections were made for this month.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner