Xbox Games With Gold Offers a Fantastic Lineup of Games for August 2021

A good month for Games With Gold.

After a number of average Xbox Games With Gold lineups, we finally have a gem of a lineup for August 2021. If you’ve yet to dig into Darksiders III or Yooka-Laylee, you now have the chance via Xbox Games With Gold.

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Don’t worry, Xbox Games With Gold has some nostalgia titles in there for you as well including Garou: Mark of the Wolves. 

Xbox Games With Gold Offers a Fantastic Lineup of Games for August 2021 

On Xbox Wire, the Xbox Games With Gold lineup for August 2021 was revealed. Depending on how you feel about the titles on offer, the August 2021 lineup is actually pretty solid.

You have two phenomenal headlining titles with Darksiders III and Yooka-Laylee, and two classic titles with Garou: Mark of the Wolves and Lost Planet 3. 

Below, we’ve listed all of the games included in the Xbox Games With Gold lineup for August 2021 and the dates they’ll be available.

  • Darksiders III – August 1 through August 31

  • Lost Planet 3 – August 1 through August 15 

  • Yooka-Laylee – August 16 through September 15

  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves – August 16 through August 31

As you can see, games like Darksiders III and Yooka-Laylee will be available for a longer amount of time than the classic titles, Lost Planet 3 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Those two you’ll likely want to grab as soon as they’re available. 

If you’re unfamiliar with any of these titles, Xbox Wire also provided brief descriptions for each game which you can read through below. 

Darksiders III

In this hack-and-slash action adventure, assume the role of Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in her quest to hunt down the Seven Deadly Sins. Explore an open-ended, living world, and use your whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil.


Explore huge, beautiful worlds and meet an unforgettable cast of characters. As buddy duo, Yooka & Laylee, embark on an epic quest to thwart the corporate villain, Capital B, and his devious scheme to absorb all of the world’s literature.

Lost Planet 3

Delve deeper into the history of the Lost Planet universe. In this prequel to the previous entries, relive the adventures of Jim Peyton as he reveals the hidden truths within the environments of E.D.N. III, in a highly engrossing single player experience.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves

As the last entry of the classic Fatal Fury series, select over a dozen different fighters to participate in the King of Fighters: Maximum Mayhem tournament. Featuring the T.O.P. fighting system, and a defense and counter mechanic, prove to your opponent that legends don’t die…they get better!

After looking at the Xbox Games With Gold lineup for August 2021, we’re eager to hear your thoughts. Are you excited to see games like Darksiders III and Yooka-Laylee in the Games With Gold lineup?

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