August’s Xbox Game Pass lineup includes Dead Rising 2 and Hitman


Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass lineup for August is here, and there’s a bunch of great games to jump on this month.

The early reveal came by way of the official Xbox blog, and shows off the complete list of titles added to Xbox Game Pass that are now available.

First up is Hitman Season 1, which you can try out to get a feel for the first episodic Hitman game ahead of the sequel, which eschews that format in favor of a full game release. It’s scheduled to hit stores this November, so you’ve got plenty of time to play through the first game and see if the new evolution of the series is something you’re willing to drop some cash on. 

Next is Ruiner, an isometric shooter set in the cyberpunk dystopia of 2091. Players attempt to infiltrate a corrupt system while seeking out your brother, who’s been kidnapped. It’s an extremely stylish game that oozes personality, and well worth giving a look. 

Dead Rising 2 is also up for grabs, continuing the story from the original. It introduces a new hero by the name of motorcycle stuntman Chuck Green who has to save his daughter from dying and becoming one of the walking dead. 

The rest of the lineup includes Dandara, the challenging platformer and The Escapists: The Walking Dead, which is a fun 8-bit twist on the world of The Walking Dead as seen through the lens of the popular game The Escapists. Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is also available, a colorful Disney-laden journey that’s appropriate for younger members of the family, and includes both Kinect support (if you still use that) and controller support.

If you’re interested in jumping into one or all of these games, they’re up for grabs now, as long as you have an active subscription to Xbox Game Pass.