Xbox Games With Gold August 2020: Portal Knights, Override Mech City Brawl and More Available For Subscribers

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We had PlayStation Plus' games for August revealed yesterday, and Xbox's Games With Gold have followed today.

Subscribers get four games as part of the service, with two arriving now and two coming later in the month. Here's what's on offer.


What Games Are Coming To Xbox Games With Gold In August 2020?

Xbox gamers can get Portal Knights and MX Unleashed from August 1st until 15th, while Override: Mech City Brawl and Red Faction II are the games from August 16 until the end of the month.

Anything tickle your fancy?

It's worth noting that MX Unleashed and Red Faction II are both backwards-compatible original Xbox titles.


Here's the write up from Major Nelson's blog, which you can find here

Portal Knights

Forge your character, craft epic weapons, and vanquish your enemies in this 3D action sandbox RPG. You and your party are the only hope for a world torn apart and terrorized by the Hollow King. Level up your hero as you explore dozens of randomly-generated islands, create amazing structures, and interact with the colorful inhabitants of the land, in a quest to become the ultimate Portal Knight.

Override: Mech City Brawl


High-octane mech battles are delivered in a city-crushing ballad of destruction! Experience a blockbuster full-length campaign, a myriad of local and online multiplayer modes, and a cast of 12 gigantic mechs to pilot, each customizable and with their own special abilities. Tower over your opponents and lay waste to environments inspired by real-life locations to become the top mech pilot. No gears, no glory!

MX Unleashed

Replay a fantastically addicting freestyle motorcycle game from the classic Xbox era. Perform stunts and tricks on huge, dangerous tracks to unlock amazing game secrets across a large variety of freestyle and supercross venues. Featuring enormous sandbox environments, this motocross game is one big off-road playground. 

Red Faction II


Fight to overthrow a corrupt dictator and government in this classic first-person shooter. It has been five years since the rebellion on Mars began and the oppressed people of the commonwealth are rising up. Lead a squad of unique super-soldiers, each with their own specialized methods of destruction ranging from demolitions to gunships, to topple the crooked government and restore peace to the land.

We've given up on comparing the two services (mainly because PlayStation Plus tends to wipe the floor with Microsoft's offerings), but we'll be checking these out nonetheless. A reminder that Xbox Live Gold subscribers are able to download the games, as are Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.