Free Games for PS Plus & Xbox Live in August 2017

Ben Stegner 31-07-2017

Ready for some new games? We’ve got the skinny on August 2017’s free games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscribers Xbox Live vs. PlayStation Plus: What Do You Get With Each? If you're got a PS4 or Xbox One, you've probably thought about subscribing to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. Let's see what they offer gamers for the price. Read More .


PlayStation Plus

On PS4, you’ve got a good selection coming. First is Just Cause 3, which offers a mega, 400-square-mile open-world to play around in. The second title is Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, a standalone expansion for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It’s a great way to get more gameplay if you played Black Flag, or enjoy a diluted AC experience if you haven’t tried the series in a while.

Coming on PS3 is Super Motherload, a couch co-op digging game with a procedurally-generated world. The other PS3 game is Snakeball, a 3D rendition of the classic game Snake.

Finally, PS Vita owners can pick up the excellent Downwell. Also available as a mobile title, Downwell is a roguelike game where you drop down a well and must shoot enemies and jump across platforms to survive. On Vita is also Level 22, a stealth game in which you must guide an employee up his office building without being spotted. Downwell is also available on PS4 thanks to Cross-Buy support.

Also, don’t forget about That’s You!an extra free game for PS Plus members. It’s part of Sony’s new PlayLink platform E3 2017: You Can Now Play PS4 Games on Smartphones Sony has unveiled PlayLink, which lets anyone and everyone play PS4 games on their smartphones. This is couch co-op gaming for 21st century millenials. Read More , which lets you play PS4 games on your TV with friends but uses your phones as controllers.

Xbox Live

For Xbox One, the first free game is Slime Rancher, a life simulation game that’s currently in beta but ready to launch for its Games with Gold debut. Also on Xbox One is Trials Fusion, a platform racing game that includes a track editor.


On Xbox 360 (also playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility), you’ll receive Bayonetta, the phenomenal hack-and-slash game where your greatest weapon is your hair 9 of the Weirdest Weapons in Video Games Video games are weird. Allow me to clarify: Video games seem to have an even greater capacity for weirdness than any other kind of media. Read More . The latter Xbox 360 title is Red Faction: Armageddon, a forgettable third-person shooter.

As usual, two Xbox games become free on August 1, and the other two do so after August 16.

Are you interested in any free games for this month? What games have you been playing lately? We want to hear about what you’ve been playing down in the comments!

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  1. Zacharie Clegg
    August 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Im exited about just cause 3. Ive been wanting to buy it. I heard its the biggest map to date

    • Ben Stegner
      August 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      It is a huge world! I played a bit of Just Cause 2 and was amazed by how vast the terrain was.