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Games With Gold

Microsoft’s Games with Gold feature has a doozy in-store for us this month. In what I presume is in preparation of the September 1st release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Xbox One owners with Gold will be entitled to a free download of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes this month. The title will be available for the entire month of August. You’re welcome.

Games with Gold - August

Additionally, Xbox One owners utilizing Games with Gold will be able to download How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition from August 16th through September 15th. The game currently sits at a decent 71 on Metacritic. Here’s a the title’s summary:

“Survive on a zombie infested archipelago, satisfy your basic needs of food, water and shelter while facing natural and unnatural threats. An eccentric survival guide teaches you to craft dozens of weapons and tools: from fishing rods or bows, to chainsaws or explosives. Seven islands filled with exuberant flora and fauna.…”

Take note that this is an irregular timeframe for both Xbox One title’s this month.

On the Xbox 360 half of Games with Gold, we’re getting a pair of Metro titles. Metro 2033 arrives first, from August 1st through 15th. Metro Last Light then becomes free to download from August 16th through August 31st. Metro 2033 earned a 77 on Metacritic, while its successor currently sits at 80.

We’ll be back next month to fill you in on all of September’s Games with Gold deals.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.