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Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2014 Announced

4 Games coming to Xbox Live Game for Gold this august

For Xbox 360 you will be getting Motorcross Madness and Dishonored
For Xbox One you will be getting Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero (Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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SlavisH2  +   561d ago
Not to bad for x1
Abash  +   561d ago
I almost bought Crimson Dragon a few times when it has been on sale, really glad I didn't now
christocolus  +   561d ago
Same here. Some of my friends&i are big fans of the series&we really enjoyed panzer was one of the best games on the og xbox,we were eventually going to get crimson dragoon. its like MS read our minds. Lol
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GamingSinceThe80s  +   561d ago
Me too glad I waited!I have rely wanted to try it since day one.Live is starting to pay for its self just like PS Plus!With so many free games between the two its getting hard to justify buying new games.
ZodTheRipper  +   561d ago
Am I glad that games need at least a metacritic of 70 before coming to PS+... isn't Crimson Dragon pretty much the worst XB1 game right now? Funny how people are pretending to care about it now when the same people didn't even use it in their console crusade before ;)
Instead of looking forward to THIS I'd rather complain at MS about a pretty weak lineup this month.
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dirkdady  +   560d ago
@zod yea crimson dragon sits at 56 on metacritic :( really disappointed with the game after finding out same director who worked on Panzar was on it.

I think we can all blame kinect for keepin this in development hell.
Pogmathoin  +   560d ago
Exactly Zod, like when PS+ first offerings where ancient games and whatnot.... Babies cried and Sony improved......
ma1asiah  +   560d ago
@ ZodTheRipper

I have played the death out of Crimson Dragon and I can gladly say that people should really not lisiten to the reviews but try the game out for themselves especially now that it is free to XBL Gold subscribers.

Biggest complaints

Graphics - looks like an Xbox360 game

* Yes it sort of does if that game was the likes of a Triple A release like Lost Planet 2 etc and even then I would say it still looks better, remember this game is a digital arcade onrails shooter, a spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon. You would be hard pressed to find any arcade title on the Xbox 360 that looks this good. That is not even taking into account the amount of particle effects etc on screen really is something to behold, once again for a fully rendered 3D arcade title.

Controls - they feel funky and at times frustrating as hell to use

* This is instant proof that some people don't know how to play an onrail shooter, your dragon flys itself except in the free flight sections which then at times yes it does have a steep learning curve but once mastered the game takes on a whole new feel. Word of advice don't fight the controls or the camera but take the time to learn what it wants you to do when it feels you can't turn the way you instinctly want to.

Story - It is straight up rubbish and makes very little sence,

It's presentation isn't the best remember this is not Panzer Dragoon Orta or Panzer Dragoon Saga. But if you look past this and pay attention not forgetting make it all the way through to the end, then WOW the ending is one you won't see coming.

Microtransactions - It works on a pay to win system where you are forced to buy upgrades etc with real world currency

* This is a complete WTF, not to mention completely false. I have played the game through to completion and have never had to spend a single cent more then the purchase price.


The game has a daily reward system so everyday you play it then the game will reward you with something.

You can hire other players dragons as your wingman in turn the original player earns extra credits to spend on in game stuff

The game is totally addictive and not once did I ever get bored, not even when repeating stages to complete challenges or to beat scores on the leaderboard.

The game wants you to experiment, every Dragon handles differently and are better suited to different stages, the same can be said of your ever expanding arsenal.

Despite a lot of hate at launch, I personally place this game up there with Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, Child of Light, PLants vs Zombies Garden Warfare and Killer Instinct.

Yes it has flaws and is far from perfect but is it the worst arcade game on XB1 - far from it though at the end of the day that is just my own personal opinion.
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VealParmHero  +   560d ago
@zod, no one is pretending anything. the game isn't amazing, but it still interests many people. i myself have been on the fence because the reviews, but it still looks like fun...that's why it makes a good FREE game. god...some people.
TheSaint  +   560d ago
Yep, I'm buying less that on sale these days as it may well be a GwG.

Wasn't Dishonored on sale recently too?
coolbeans  +   560d ago

"Am I glad that games need at least a metacritic of 70 before coming to PS+... "

Malicious and LOTR: War in the North (of the two I remember) being featured show that supposed "rule" by Sony's been ignored sometimes.
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gfk342  +   560d ago
Wait a second, there is no policy regarding the metacritic score of the GWG? I looked on Metaritic and Crimson Dragon has a 56 score, while Strike Suit Zero has a 67 score. This is ridiculous! I, as a consumer, what expectation should I have considering that their is no minimum score? At least Sony has a 70 score limit for the PS+ games. Oh, well, this is Microsoft and I should not be surprised anymore.
admiralvic  +   560d ago
@ gfk342 and ZodTheRipper

I think you're misunderstanding the Metacrtic "rule." For one thing, I've only seen SCEE mention Metacritic and it's my understanding that it's simply something that their marketing department came up with. With that being said, the rule isn't actually a rule per se, but an explanation of what the term "great" means. This has been reenforced by SCEA / SCEE offering several games in the 70< range and it not being heavily touted by the company.
truefan1  +   561d ago
Great Month of GWG, I'm really looking forward to finally playing Crimson Dragon.
n4rc  +   561d ago
Never gave much thought to either..

But that's the beauty of gwg or PS+.. Because I will now play these games and may find a gem that I may have missed otherwise
Volkama  +   561d ago
It isn't very good. On the plus side, now that it is "free" we can pretend that the mass micro-transaction rubbish is justified! Yey!

Not a bad offering for the month though, and good news that they are not keeping one game in rotation as a standard thing.
Why o why  +   561d ago
True narc

There were quite a few games that I didn't really have the desire to buy or play. . With these perks you just get to game more. . Soon you guys will be complaining about back logs . . It's a great thing. . Enjoy
FanboyKilla  +   560d ago
@zod lol y u mad bra? One mans trash is another mans treasure. Like my ps4 is trash, but you guys seem to like rolling around in it. Its free . What do i have to loose? Just because of other men reviews i wont like it. Nice try hater. Thanks xbox. I appreciate it. Now sony one up them, and maybe ill have a reason to turn on my ps4.

I wanted to play both of the xones games for your info. Paying for them is a diiferent matter. Lol i think they feeling the squeeze now. Happy hollidays.
Prime157  +   560d ago
I am too, but on a side note, truefan, don't you only play AAA games? Thought you'd be disappointed.
brbobcat  +   561d ago
I think I'm most excited for Dishonored
bloop  +   560d ago
One of a few games I really wanted to play but never got around to. My only problem now is hard drive space. I still only have the 20gb I got with my 360 way back in 2006!!! Really don't want to delete Super SF IV!!
xx4xx  +   560d ago

Dealing with same issue. Just gonna have to erase, download, etc.... just so you have it. Since you only have to download to own.

Also assuming you also maxed out your additional USB storage. If not, pick up a 16gb drive for like $15.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   561d ago
August will be a great month.
Blaze929  +   561d ago
terrible offering imo
BX81  +   561d ago
Wtf? This is lame. I was hoping for some better games on the xb1.
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CJDUNCAN  +   561d ago
I'm with you on that. But due to the lack of games this generation I don't see either MS or Sony giving away a triple A title for free. So they keep giving away these lower tier games. Something is better than nothing I guess, but it's becoming laughable at least this generation. Oh and dishonored is dirt cheap for them to still have it priced at 19.99 is crazy.
BX81  +   560d ago
I agree. I think the reason for this is lack of games on the xb1 for ms to give them away. I'm only saying that because this gen just started so that's why there is going to be a small pool. I was expecting more arcade games from the 360 to make it over to the XB1
MSBAUSTX  +   560d ago
@ZodTheRipper Actually the worst rated game for XB1 right now I believe is the new Thief game. It might be multi plat though not sure. LOL
greenlantern2814  +   560d ago
It is multiplatform; and it is terrible.
AceBlazer13  +   560d ago
It's actually that crappy ass fighting game fighter within or whatever. Exclusive to XB1
Darkstares  +   560d ago
Thanks to Sony's Plus service they have Microsoft trying harder. Not bad.
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xx4xx  +   560d ago
Not bad for either. (X1 or 360)

I've heard good things about Dishonored.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   561d ago
A decent lineup for sure!
BattleTorn  +   561d ago
Ha ha, how's #2 feel?
Rock-Lee  +   561d ago
I think it feels better than 2.1 or 2.1.1 :)
Dewitt  +   561d ago
Solid lineup for this month, can't wait to try both XB1 titles.
lelo  +   561d ago
Well.... it's about time someone "offers" AA games with their online service for the new consoles. Let's see if Sony follows.

Just a few question to X1 owners. I don't have a X1 (releases in September), but if I pay for XBLA Gold now, am I entitled to accumulate games on my account so that when I purchase my X1, have a few games? Is it necessary to activate the games (offered with XBLA Gold) on the console? Are those games valid for a European XBLA Gold account?

EDIT: Thanks RyanDJ ;)
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RyanDJ  +   561d ago
I don't have an X1 and will probably get a PS4 before that, but I have Gold on my 360. You go to, and you can click the "purchase now" button. In fact, I've been so busy my 360 hasn't been on for a month and a half, but I "buy" the games online and they pop up when I turn on my system.
xDHAV0K24x  +   561d ago
if u have a msft account, u can go to and put them in ur queue
Samsara82  +   561d ago
Yes you can queue them up on and the moment you connect your new console, you will get all the queued games...I hope you have no internet download limit :P
Why o why  +   561d ago
If that's not an antagonistic opening I don't know what is. . . Jeese, be happy and enjoy the offerings. There will be months down the line when the other offers better and more. Sooner or later this gen will mirror last gen in terms of the 'a' quality. There just isn't that much out to choose from yet. Let's not flip this into another needless 'who Rogers bigger' contest because I would have to ask where this desire to bring quality was when there wasn't anything offered at all. . Like so demanding all of a sudden. . Lol
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CJDUNCAN  +   561d ago
Also be warned, with GWG on X1, you need XBOX LIVE GOLD to be able to play the games you get. They will not work without gold. I don't know why MS followed Sony's direction on that but hey it is what it is now.
ThatOneRiggaNob  +   561d ago
I don't really care too much about this lineup for August but free games are free games and I'll give them a try! Maybe I'll end up liking them. I already played Dishonored and that was a pretty fun game.
towelie1288  +   561d ago
niiice good lineup!!
Doge  +   561d ago
Sweet! I've always wanted to try Crimson Dragon.
kantenkopf  +   561d ago
Crimson Dragon is one of the worst Arcade Titles along with Loco Cycle, believe me when I say it is not even worth wasting disc space.
Dewitt  +   561d ago
Your opinion, I loved the original games on the Saturn and I know alot of people that really liked this title as well.
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Godmars290  +   561d ago
"The original games on the Saturn" being the key thing, and the major fault in your comment.

Crimson Dragon may have been influenced by Panzer Dragoon, even made by people worked on the original series of games, but its not a Panzer Dragoon.
kantenkopf  +   560d ago
Yep, it is far from being as good as Panzer Dragoon.
beereal360  +   561d ago
Thanks xbox and playstation for giving back . The pc was the only ones getting free games for years I'm console players are getting some love now.
Paprika  +   561d ago
Yeah, paying for plus or gold and getting free games is great!.... oh... actually... lol but seriously, great lineup this month!
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Bonkerz  +   561d ago
Awesome, was actually going to buy Crimson Dragon lol. Sweet nice stuff MS! Also never played Strike suit so this is an awesome month for me.
SliceOfTruth888  +   561d ago
My cheap ass kept waiting and waiting to play Crimson and it paid off YES! This game is great for what it is and 3 player co op...Sign me up
True_Samurai  +   561d ago
Loll same here with suit strike zero
Alabamarolltide1990  +   561d ago
Meh I was hoping for dead rising 3. But free game is a free game. So I'll check out crimson dragon and the other one
n4rc  +   561d ago
You aren't going to see games like that for awhile yet.. With relatively few games to compete with, I'd imagine all AAA are still selling on their own..

But who knows.. They may offer up some AAA launch game this holiday for the Xmas rush
xDHAV0K24x  +   561d ago
DR3 is worth the purchase
Angerfist  +   560d ago
Just bought it and it is brilliant for what it is.
DryBoneKoopa85  +   561d ago
Nice! I will pick up the two free games for my X1.
2cents  +   561d ago
I'm happy, wanted to try both of these but didn't want to potentially waste money Now both for free! yessss.
vikingland1  +   561d ago
Darn I own Crimson Dragon allready. I also own Strike Suit Zero on PS4. That'll learn me lol.
n4rc  +   561d ago
Hahaha... Thought the exact same thing when they announced gwg..

"Gotta stop buying these $20 games cuz they'll be free in a couple months"

TRD4L1fe  +   561d ago
awesome, I been wanting to play both of those games for the XB1. cant wait
from the beach  +   561d ago
Fantastic selection, I can't recommend Crimson Dragon highly enough.
Dlacy13g  +   561d ago
I was tempted many times by strike suit zero so glad I held out. Crimson Dragon was never a game I thought I would buy but now I will certainly give it a shot.
MCTJim  +   561d ago
Crimson Dragon for me :D
ghostface9  +   561d ago
great lineup for x1 both games I wanted to play but was holding out for them to come to games with gold. Also looking forward to playing dishonored heard great things
ebreda  +   561d ago
Crimson Dragon is pretty great.
First game I haven't bought yet will be Streike Suit. Hope it delivers!
BlackIceJoe  +   561d ago
Well this sucks for me I still can't get a free game. Every month Games with Gold comes out the games are ones I already bought. I wish that MS could give away other types of games then just Xbox Arcade games. Because then maybe I wouldn't already own the game. As for people getting to try these games soon both games are fun. I personally like Strike Suit Zero more. I can only hope with more people playing Strike Suit Zero more people will like Space Sims. Because I can only imagine a full blown space sim game being awesome.
Deadpoolio  +   560d ago
Neither console is getting anything retail for atleast a couple of years at best...They aren't going to give away full retail games when there aren't many retail games....
jmac53  +   561d ago
Having a 360, PS4 and a Vita I get 6 free games a month. Not bad at all!
JorboTron  +   560d ago
And by free you mean, you pay about $100(PS plus and XBL) a year. But either way it is good to get more out of these subscription services.
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Grown Folks Talk  +   561d ago
Just bought Dishonored when it went on sale. I'll get Strike Suit Zero tho.
UltraAtomic  +   561d ago
Good, x1 line up is getting better every month.
HugoDrax  +   561d ago
Can't wait to try Crimson Dragon, glad I didn't jump the gun and purchases it a while back when it was on sale.
MSBAUSTX  +   560d ago
Me too! I almost did but noticed a trend happening with these games and figured that eventually it would be free. Paid off it seems.
Vantage  +   560d ago
Oh, Dishonored, how excite.
Postalonyou  +   560d ago
Dishonored on xbox one would be nice
Tedakin  +   560d ago
Wow actually want both of those. Good work.
MSBAUSTX  +   560d ago
I heard Crimson and Strike were both ok games. Nothing great but not completely terrible. So to get them for free is perfectly fine with me. They both look cool and as long as they aren't terrible, I am fine. Decent month.
TimeSkipLuffy  +   560d ago
Wooohooo they replaced both games for X1! Good move!
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