Microsoft revealed the titles they’ll be adding to Xbox Game Pass on PC and consoles in early August, and it’s one of the more eclectic lineups of recent times. Subscribers can look forward to the acclaimed Hades, Curse of the Dead Gods, Original Skate and… Solitaire? Sure, why not? In the meantime, those who have subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can get a number of new Codemasters racing games through EA Play.
Here are your PC and console Game Pass titles from early August:
Curse of the dead gods (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 5th
You are looking for immeasurable riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to a cursed temple, a seemingly infinite labyrinth of bottomless abysses, deadly traps and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but this is not an escape. Rise to fight again and defy the evil deities that linger in this place!
Dodgeball science (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 5th
Get ready to dodge, crouch, dive, and dive in Dodgeball Academia, available on day one with Xbox Game Pass! This lively sports RPG puts you in a world that dodgeball lives and breathes. Make friends and develop rivals as you train to become the ultimate champion – and dominate on and off the courts.
Katamari Damacy Reroll (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 5th
The braking prince is back and ready to roll again! When the king of the whole cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his little prince son, to bring the sparkle back to the sky above you. Join the king on his crazy adventure to restore the stars – now in Full HD!
Lumines Remastered (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 5th
A game that wonderfully combines the elements of sound, light and puzzle action into a captivating yet easy-to-play experience. You are in the center of the high-energy block-drop action as you groove to great house, trance and techno beats!
Ice skate (Console) EA Play – August 5th
Return to where it all started when Skate joins the EA Play List! Be chased by security guards, impress or annoy the citizens, ride with professionals, discover skate shops and make your own spots in this fully reactive city!
Ice skate 3 (Cloud) EA Play – August 5th
The award-winning skate franchise returns to break new ground with Skate 3. Build the ultimate team and change the face of the city in the ultimate co-op skateboarding experience with EA Play.
Star man (Game Preview) (PC) August 5th
Follow protocol or go rogue as you take on the role of a powerful AI in Starmancer. Build busy spaceports, secret laboratories and incubators for mysterious eggs. Defend yourself against hunger, sabotage and space zombies. Don’t worry, you can always grow more people.
Art of the rally (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 12th
Art of Rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden rally era of the creator of Absolute Drift. From beginner-friendly options to driving modes that challenge the most seasoned drivers, race around the world in colorful and stylized environments, including Kenya with 4 new cars, 6 new tracks and a new free run area!
Hades (Cloud, Console and PC) – August 13th
Brave the god of the dead as you battle your way out of the underworld of Greek myths in this renegade dungeon crawler who wins the game of the year. You will use the powers and mythical weapons of Olympus as you grow stronger and unravel more of the story with each unique attempt to escape.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17th
Be part of the most played video game in history! Get an ad-free experience in the Premium Edition, including an exclusive Xbox Game Pass card back! Enjoy the best solitaire card games in one app, plus daily challenges, competitive events, Xbox achievements and a new Xbox theme. Discover why millions around the world have loved this timeless classic for over 31 years.
The following Codemasters racers will also join Game Pass Ultimate on August 10th:
Take on your fear with Dirt 4 and race on the edge of control. Experience the adrenaline rush of the rally rally in challenging global locations in legendary off-road machines and face unique challenges in Joyride mode – available soon via EA Play for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Dirt Rally is the most authentic rally game ever and has been road tested by the dirt community for over 80 million miles. Take on the ultimate off-road challenge with Dirt Rally on EA Play!
Dirt rally 2.0
Drive the most powerful off-road vehicles of all time through the most famous rally locations in the world and know that the smallest mistake can end your stage. Experience the most authentic point-to-point rally game combined with the exciting, fast-paced action of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The critically acclaimed F1 2020 adds more gaming options to the award-winning official F1 game series. Take on the role of owner / driver in My Team, race with a friend via the split screen for two players and earn customization items for your car and driver with the Podium Pass.
Grid is a racing experience like no other. Offers unrivaled wheel-to-wheel races for every type of player, where every race is unpredictable as you create rivals and arch enemies on your way to conquer the world of motorsport.
Xbox Game Pass gives gamers access to over 100 games for $ 10 a month – a full list of console and PC games available can be found here. As always, Microsoft is offering new subscribers a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which also includes Xbox Live Gold and EA Play subscriptions) for just $ 1.
What Game Pass titles do you plan to tackle in the next few weeks? How many solitaire hands do you plan to play specifically?