You can now begin downloading the first batch of August 2022's Xbox Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game Calico and Xbox 360 game Saints Row 2. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store (links at the bottom of the page) or by searching manually on your console.
Here's what you can look forward to:
Calico (August 1-31)
Calico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures!
You will journey to a small village filled with magical girls and other fantastical friends, where you are placed in charge of a run down cat café. Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animals again!
Saints Row 2 (August 1-15):
Help the 3rd Streets take back their city in this explosive sequal to the 2006 hit. Saints Row 2 features unparalleled character creation and customization; a massive open world to explore by land, air or sea; and online co-op play that enables you and a friend play through the entire story of Saints Row 2.
You can download both games from the following links over at the Microsoft Store:
- Calico (August 1-31)
- Saints Row 2 (August 1-15)
PS: If Saints Row 2 isn't showing as "FREE" yet, you can also claim it on the old Xbox Marketplace:
- Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360 Marketplace Link)
Will you be downloading either of these games later today? Let us know in the comments.
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Game Pass is a total bargain and I could never leave Xbox with that. But man, Games with Gold is such a downer most months in comparison to PlayStation Plus. I get that they feel they have to keep doing it because of the bad PR they would get for stopping. But, I wish they would just ditch it altogether and invest in making Game Pass even better at this point.
@Trmn8r if you think Microsoft is literally lacking the money to invest in GamePass, then I have a bridge to sell you. 😳
Woo. Off to that special grave I go.
@EVIL-C Who said they were lacking the money? But, it's not like they don't run on a budget. Not every 3rd party game makes it to Game Pass.
Tastes change, but man I can’t imagine ever playing either of these.
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