'Forza Horizon 2' & 'For Honour' Lead The Charge For August 2018 'Games With Gold'
by Dylan Blight
Microsoft have announced August's Games With Gold and it's a real mix-bag for Xbox players in August 2018's. Prepare to race, slice, slash and... paint this August!
See the full list below:
Forza Horizon 2 (10th Anniversary Edition) (Xbox One)
Headlining August is the second Horizon title from Playground games. If you're looking forward to Forza Horizon 4 launching in October, this might be a good time to warm up those engines.
'The Forza Horizon 2 Standard Edition includes the full game of Forza Horizon 2, the official Forza Hub app for Xbox One, and the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, which features 10 specially tuned and liveried cars, including the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, the 2015 Lamborghini Hurácan and the 2013 McLaren P1™. With Forza Hub, players can collect their monthly Forza Rewards, check out the latest news from the Forza Motorsport world, vote on their favorite community creations, and much more. '
For Honour (Xbox One)
With a new update coming in October titled Marching Fire, Ubisoft is pushing For Honour into as many hands as possible. It recently was free for a limited time on PC and now here's another chance to grab the game and give it a try.
'Carve a path of destruction through an intense, believable battlefield in For Honor. • UNIQUE WARRIORS TO MASTER Choose your warrior amongst a variety of bold Knights, brutal Vikings and deadly Samurai, each with their own weapon set and play style. • MEMORABLE STORY MODE Storm castles and fortresses in massive battles and confront deadly bosses in intense duels to ensure the survival of your people against a mysterious deadly foe. • CONQUER FOES ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS For Honor offers an engaging single-player story mode and thrilling multiplayer. • INNOVATIVE ART OF BATTLE CONTROL SYSTEM Wield the weight of your weapon and feel the power of every strike through this system, putting you in total control. • YOUR WARRIOR, YOUR COLORS Customize each facet of your warrior, including your chest, shoulders, and helmet.'
Dead Space 3 (Xbox One & Xbox 360)
The third game in the Dead Space franchise had mixed reviews and reactions from fans upon release. Players returned to the role of Isaac Clarke from the previous games but Visceral Games took away the single player survival horror experience and added in co-op. You can play the entire campaign with an A.I partner, or with a real partner in co-op. If you're looking for a fun third-person shooter and wanna slice-n-dice some aliens with a friend one August weekend though, Dead Space 3 will hit the spot.
'Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Amplify the action with Kinect and add voice to your arsenal in single player or co-op. • Play the full campaign in online co-op or single player • Create custom weapons •'
Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Two
The second Epic Mickey game added co-op in the form of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit. It's unfortuante the co-op is split-screen only, but it is drop-in/drop-out so anyone can pick up a controller and join Player 1 at any time.
'Unleash the power of the brush in an all new co-op adventure. Join Mickey and Oswald in an epic battle to save the magical world of Wasteland and change it forever. Interact with your favorite characters like never before in the most heroic adventure yet.'