Bayonetta highlights August’s Games With Gold offerings

It’s not often that an Xbox 360 game is the highlight of a month’s Games With Gold freebies, but that looks to be the case with this August’s list. That is, if you happen to like quirky action games.

Next month, Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will be able to download four very different games. First up is Slime Rancher, a title that has been available in Steam Early Access since sometime last year but is just now making its way to consoles. That colourful indie will then be complemented by Trials Fusion on Xbox One, as well as both Bayonetta and Red Faction: Armageddon on Xbox 360. Of course, the latter two will be backwards compatible.

Overall, this is a pretty decent month for Microsoft’s Games With Gold promotion. Although Slime Rancher doesn’t look to be anything too special, the other three games will definitely pick up the slack. Even Red Faction: Armageddon, which will likely be glanced over due to Bayonetta‘s inclusion, is well worth a playthrough. While it may not be the best Red Faction game (or third-person shooter) out there, it’s a very fun and solid romp through an underground world that is filled to the brim with scary monsters.