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Xbox Game Pass in August: Psychonauts 2, Hades, Humankind, and More

Xbox Game Pass in August is already looking incredibly exciting. For starters. IGN’s Game of the Year for 2020, Hades, is coming out on August 13 for Xbox, PS4, and PS5, and will hit Xbox Game Pass for consoles and PC on the same day.

Not only that, but we’ve also got Humankind (PC) on August 17, Twelve Minutes on August 19, and Psychonauts 2 on August 25, which has been receiving some tremendous feedback after the recent previews. There’s also Skate, Curse of the Dead Gods, Starmancer (Game Preview), and whole a lot more coming to Game Pass in August so far. Check below for every single title hitting the game service this month, alongside the very best Game Pass deals.

New to Xbox Game Pass in August

  • Curse of the Dead Gods (Dead Cells Update) (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 5
  • Dodgeball Academia (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – August 5
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 5
  • Lumines Remastered (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – August 5
  • Skate (Console) EA Play – August 5
  • Skate 3 (Cloud) EA Play – August 5
  • Starmancer (Game Preview) (PC) [email protected] – August 5
  • Art of Rally (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – August 12
  • Hades (Consoles, PC, Cloud) – August 13
  • Humankind (PC) – August 17
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17
  • Twelve Minutes (Consoles, PC, Cloud) – August 19
  • Psychonauts 2 (Consoles, PC, Cloud) – August 25

Best Xbox Game Pass Deals

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Includes Game Pass for consoles, PC, and Cloud Gaming. EA Play and Xbox Live Gold also included with the membership.

Leaving Xbox Game Pass This Month

Leaving August 8

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console)

Leaving August 15

  • Ape Out (PC)
  • Crossing Souls (PC)
  • Darksiders Genesis (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Don’t Starve (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Console and PC)
  • Train Sim World 2020 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

28 Best Xbox Game Pass Games

Everything Else Coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2021

Microsoft’s E3 2021 presentation included some incredible upcoming additions to Game Pass in 2021, including the likes of Back 4 Blood, Age of Empires 4, Psychonauts 2, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite and so much more. Here are a few more exciting games you can expect for Game Pass in 2021.

  • Aragami 2 – September 17
  • Sable – September 23
  • Back 4 Blood – October 12
  • Age of Empires 4 – October 28
  • Forza Horizon 5 – November 9
  • Shredders – December
  • Halo Infinite – Fall 2021

Among Us, Hello Neighbor 2, and The Gunk are also listed as 2021 Game Pass titles, but of course, we’ve also got some 2022 (and beyond) games to look forward to as well. Starfield, Redfall, Contraband, Party Animals, Atomic Heart, Somerville, Slime Rancher 2, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, and Replaced are all coming to Game Pass on day one.

Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. Send him awesome gaming screenshots @robertliam21 on Twitter.

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