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Get Free Games for Xbox One and Xbox 360 with August’s Games With Gold

It’s a new month, which means Microsoft is releasing their collection of Games with Gold.

It’s a new month, that means that there will be 4 new free games available to users on Microsoft’s Games With Gold services. The usual blueprint stands, there are going to be 2 free Xbox One games and 2 free Xbox 360 games. Let’s dive on in and take a look at what they will be offering us this month.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One)

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One of the most disappointing games that I’ve ever played. The best way I can describe it is to think of having a really bad itch. You scratch that itch twice and it starts to feel good, but then you stop. Ground Zeroes is much like that, as a Metal Gear game that can actually be beaten in under 10 minutes (I did it accidentally in 15). I vowed never to pay money for the game, so now I can jump in and goof around with all the non-mandatory mission stuff while I wait for my collector’s edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to show up next month. It’ll be available all month, so don’t miss out.

Metro 2033 (Xbox 360)

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The Metro Series is one of the best single player FPS experiences this side of Half-Life 2. The first chapter of what is supposed to be a trilogy of games, Metro 2033 has you assume the role of Artyom, a survivalist in post-apocalyptic Russia. After his camp has run-ins with mysterious beings known as the Dark Ones, Artyon ventures off to get help from the elite soldiers, the Rangers. Part survival horror, part psychological thriller and a great FPS, Metro 2033 will be available August 1-15. Now only if you could get the sequel…

How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition (Xbox One)

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A survival-horror RPG, How To Survive is a top down game that pits you against hordes of zombies while being trapped on an island with nothing but your own mettle. Loaded to the brim with tons of craftable gear and items, How To Survive is actually quite fun. To make things a little more interesting, the Storm Warning part of the game features all sorts of additional threats in the form of, well, weather hazards as well. You can get blown away August 16-September 15.

Metro: Last Light (Xbox 360)

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I’ve had some nice things to say about Metro 2033, but its sequel, Last Light is easily the best of the two so far. Artyom’s journey resumes after the catastrophic events of the first game. While salvaging for ammo is still important, the game takes a less-survivally approach to things and has you rely more on your own instincts. I will say, the story is much darker than the original game and focuses much more on the evil of man. Getting them both is an awesome deal and you can pick this one up between August 16 and August 31.

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