October’s line-up of free Xbox games for Xbox Gold subscribers to download has been revealed. Another selection of four games, with at least two available for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 respectively, will start going live on October 1. Two games, one specific to each platform, will be made available at the start of the month and remain available for 15 days. The next two will go live on October 16 before going back in the vault on October 31.
As has been the case in many recent months, both titles selected for the Xbox 360 will also be available on the Xbox One. That makes four Xbox One games in total available for download during the month of October, two in each of the 15-day windows. These are made available through the Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility program, a software-level form of emulation for the downloadable titles.
Here’s October’s line-up of free Xbox Games With Gold titles:
Both Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and I Am Alive will be available to download for free on Saturday, October 1 — just over a week away.
Both Xbox One titles in October, Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and The Escapists, are part of the [email protected] indie program. Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings is an arcade baseball sim, similar in nature to Hot Shots Golf. A cartoonish aesthetic covers complex gameplay systems that should please baseball fans and newcomers alike. The Escapists is a robust prison strategy RPG with crafting, combat, and a mission structure designed to help the player prepare for the perfect escape.
On Xbox 360, though both titles are supported for Xbox One too, a couple of titles that may have slipped players by will be available in October. I Am Alive is a first-person survival game where intimidation and bluffing is as important as perfect aim with those scant, few-scavenged bullets. MX vs ATV Reflex is an off-road racing and extreme sports game featuring, naturally, both dirt bikes and ATVs.
With four unique titles spread across multiple genres — sports, simulation, survival, and racing — Xbox Gold subscribers have plenty to look forward to in October. Don’t forget to download September’s Games With Gold, however. Grab Earthlock, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, and Mirror’s Edge while they’re still available.
Xbox‘s Games with Gold program continues next month, beginning on October 1, 2016.