If you’re curious to know what free game-shaped things your Xbox Gold subscription will be bringing you in August, kindly set your knowledge hat to receive immediately: August’s Games With Gold are Red Faction 2, Portal Knights, Override: Mech City Brawl, and MX Unleashed.
Portal Knights and Override: Mech City Brawl are your Xbox One offerings, with the former being a 3D sandbox action RPG from developer Keen Games. There are undoubted similarities to Minecraft, but it’s game that goes much heavier on the RPG elements – with classes, upgradable skills, and the like – and places a stronger focus on exploration as players warp to distinct new worlds with their chums in tow, building and bopping enemies along the way.
Override: Mech City Brawl, meanwhile, is, yes, a 3D mech brawler in which players battle it out in giant robosuits, laying waste to the cities – inspired by real-life locations – around them. There’s a single-player campaign, local and online support for versus battles, and it even manages to pack in a co-op mode where up to four players can work together, each controlling a different part of the mech. Oh, and you can customise your metallic punching machines too.