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Xbox Games With Gold includes For Honor, Forza Horizon 2 in August

Xbox Live Gold subscribers have a hot August ahead of them

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

August is a good month to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, as Microsoft announced a strong game lineup for Xbox Games With Gold next month, lead by Forza Horizon 2 and For Honor on Xbox One.

Xbox One owners will be able to download Forza Horizon 2 — the standard, 10th Anniversary Edition of the driving game — from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31 as part of their Xbox Live Gold membership. Starting on Aug. 16, they’ll also get access to For Honor (again, the Standard Edition of Ubisoft’s historical fighting game), which will be available through Sept. 15.

On Xbox 360, owners of that console will get access to Electronic Arts’ sci-fi horror adventure Dead Space 3 (available Aug. 1-15) and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (available Aug. 16-31). As always, both games will also be playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Making next month’s Games With Gold lineup a little sweeter is the fact that Microsoft is currently having a sale on Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. A 12-month subscription is currently $39.99 ($20 off the standard price) and a three-month subscription is $9.99 ($15 off the standard price).

In the meantime, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can still get access to some of July’s Games With Gold titles, including Assault Android Cactus, Death Squared and Splinter Cell: Conviction.

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