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Gears 4, Forza 6 go free on Xbox Games With Gold in August

Torchlight and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow available on Xbox 360

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August will bring some big games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, with Gears of War 4 and Torchlight among the list of titles available free via Games With Gold, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

2016’s Gears 4, the first entry in the series developed by the franchise’s new stewards at Xbox studio The Coalition, will be a free download all month long. The other Xbox One game arriving in August is 2015’s Forza Motorsport 6, which will be available from Aug. 16 through Sept. 15.

The lineup is strong on the Xbox 360 side, as well, with two games on the docket. Torchlight, the Diablo-esque 2009 title from the now-defunct Runic Games, will be free for the first half of August. MercurySteam and Kojima Productions’ Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the free game from Aug. 16-31.

That makes August the second month in a row that Xbox Games With Gold will offer a Castlevania game. Gold subscribers can still pick up some of the July titles.