August's free Xbox Games with Gold include Bayonetta, Slime Rancher, more

The free Xbox Games with Gold for July have been revealed, and from Slime Rancher to Bayonetta, there's quite a bit to like here. All told, August will serve up around $89 worth of games and 4000 gamerscore for free for Xbox Live Gold members.

If you're playing along on Xbox One, you'll be able to pick up indie title Slime Rancher for free throughout the entire month of August. Meanwhile, Trials Fusion, a platform racing game, will be up for grabs from August 16 through September 15.

On the Xbox 360 side of things, Games with Gold will offer Bayonetta for free from August 1 through August 15. In the latter half of the month, you'll be able to grab Red Faction: Armageddon from August 16 through August 31. As always, the 360 titles on offer will be playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility as well. Currently, Red Faction: Armageddon isn't on the backward compatible list, though, so this should indicate we'll see it added relatively soon.

While all of these will go free in August, there are still July's final games to pick up as well. Xbox Live Gold subscribers can still grab Growup, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, and Runbow.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Nifty, I never got around to playing Armageddon, and the One games will be fun to try out, see if I like them.
  • Damn, The leaked image I saw was a fake, it had Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin :'( ! Ah well, not bad games lineup. Red Faction was good!
  • Bayonetta is a prime pick.
  • Trials Fusion is addictive and frustrating fun :)
  • Wasn't that already on Games with Gold?
  • No there was a free weekend trial but that was it...
  • Huh, maybe I bought it
  • Oh my my! Trial Fusion and Slime Rancher! I've been waiting a long time to play these.
  • I don't own any of these games, so it is a good month for me.  Look forward to playing Red Faction and Bayonetta
  • Wish it was Red Faction: Guerilla haha. Is that even BC?
  • As a rule soon as a game it hits games with gold it becomes BC.
  • I'm not talking about that Red Faction of course. I'm talking about Guerilla.
  • That's what I get for glazing over the article. I thought that's what was in the GWG. No Guerilla is not to my knowledge.
  • That sucks haha. Guerilla is the good one. 😜
  • Games with Gold been pretty meh the past few months...