Darksiders Genesis, Man of Medan and five more titles join Xbox Game Pass this month

By Heidi Nicholas,
Seven titles are joining Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC this month: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan and Darksiders Genesis arrive for console on August 6th, while It Lurks Below, Trailmakers, UnderMine, and Xeno Crisis arrive for console and PC on August 6th, and Final Fantasy VII HD arrives for console and PC on August 13th.

Xbox Game Pass August

August 6th

Darksiders Genesis (console only)

Darksiders Genesis Achievements

Darksiders Genesis is an action RPG set before the original game, described as pitting you against "hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between."

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan (console only)

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan ~ TitledHeroArt

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan is an action/adventure horror game. The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of these standalone horror games, with Man of Medan focusing on five friends and their experience on a ghost ship. You can play online with a friend, or offline with up to five players, and to make it even more stressful, every playable character can die according to your choices.

It Lurks Below (console and PC)

It Lurks Below Achievements

It Lurks Below is a 2D survival sandbox RPG which joins the Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC services as a day-one addition when it launches tomorrow, August 6th. According to its description, "the world is being slowly corrupted, and you have awoken from a terrible dream. Create a customized character and choose from several different classes to delve deep into the mysteries of what evil lurks below. Dig down and explore the randomly generated levels, find random items, and combat deadly monsters."

Trailmakers (console and PC)

Trailmakers Achievements

Trailmakers is a sandbox and "physics-based action game" where you build anything you want: racing hypercars or building hovercrafts, or using your inventions to explore an alien world.

UnderMine (console and PC)

UnderMine Achievements

UnderMine also joins Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC services as a day-one addition tomorrow, August 6th. It's a mix of RPG, action-adventure, and roguelike elements. You're a "lowly peasant", heading into the UnderMine in search of riches and glory. When you die, the next peasant will get your belongings, letting you upgrade yourself throughout the game. You'll also be mining gold and recruiting other NPCs for new vendors and upgrades, as well as exploring, fighting bosses, blowing things up, and aiming to be the richest, most successful peasant you can be.

Xeno Crisis (console and PC)

Xeno Crisis Achievements

Xeno Crisis is a top-down shoot 'em up game and a "16-bit throwback" for one or two players, with seven areas and ten weapons to try out.

August 13th

Final Fantasy VII HD (console and PC)


Joining Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC all by itself on August 13th is Final Fantasy VII HD, a turn-based RPG that "redefined gaming". You're going up against the Shinra Electric Power Company as Cloud Strife, a mercenary on the side of the rebels aiming to dismantle the corporation.

Ultimate 1 Month

Ultimate 1 Month

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, phones and tablets, all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, and an EA Play membership, all for one low monthly price (subscription continues automatically at regular price). Play together with friends and discover your next favorite game. See more below.

After any promotional period, subscription continues to be charged at the then-current regular price (subject to change, plus applicable taxes), unless cancelled in Microsoft account. You’ll be notified before any price changes.

Joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will upgrade your remaining Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Game Pass for PC time into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the same amount of time, up to 36 months. All conversions are final. See xbox.com/gamepass for details.

See Xbox Game Pass Ultimate terms and details in the Product Description below.

Meanwhile, you've got just nine days left with some other Xbox Game Pass titles, all of which leave the service on August 14th: Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Kingdom Come: Deliverance Win 10, Devil May Cry 5 (console only), Yoku's Island Express (console and PC), Space Hulk: Tactics (PC), and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (PC).
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi tends to lean towards indie games, RPGs, and open-world games on Xbox, and when not playing Disney Dreamlight Valley, happily installs every new wholesome game that appears on Xbox Game Pass, before diving back into favorites like The Witcher 3. She's looking forward to Age of Mythology Retold, Everwild, Fable, and Avowed on the Xbox horizon. Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature before joining the TrueAchievements team.
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