Original Xbox games fill out August 2020’s Games with Gold

As reported on Xbox Wire, August 2020’s Games with Gold have been announced and for the first time in ages that I can remember us not seeing ANY Xbox 360 games as part of the release as those spots have been filled with original Xbox titles.

The games in question are:

  • Portal Knights (Xbox One, Aug 1-31)
  • Override: Mech City Brawl (Xbox One, Aug 16-Sep 15)
  • MX Unleashed (Xbox BC, Aug 1-15)
  • Red Faction II (Xbox BC, Aug 16-31)

I suppose I’m curious about Red Faction II purely because of the history of the franchise. The “Geo-Mod” technology was meant to be a game changer in terms of environment destruction but I don’t think it ever did take off in the way it was intended. Still, it has a legacy that you can see in games such as Battlefield and even Minecraft and sequel Red Faction: Guerrilla was a lot of fun at the time of its release.

Still… it’s a much quieter month following Xbox’s games announcements which is unexpected as I thought we might see some big surprises to increase momentum leading up to the new console. Having these announced at the last moment doesn’t help a lot on that front.

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