Xbox Games with Gold for October 2021 revealed
Microsoft has revealed the four games that will be available at no extra cost to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in the month of October, including two classics for major franchises.
First up, starting October 1st, you’ll be able to grab the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S title Aaero and the Xbox 360 title Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Then, starting October 16th, you can get Hover for Xbox One and Series X/S, and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X for Xbox 360.
Make sure you don’t miss out on the freebies, since they won’t be around forever. Harmony of Despair‘s Games with Gold availability ends on October 15th, Aaero‘s and Code: Veronica X‘s on October 31st, and Hover‘s on November 15th.
Here are the official blurbs for all four titles, straight from Microsoft:
Speed through stunning environments, tracing ribbons of light and fighting epic boss battles, all to an incredibly licensed soundtrack. Featuring music from Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, The Prototypes, Neosignal, and more, feel the groove and release the energy that lives in the music.
In a futuristic 3D open world, join a group of young rebels, the Gamers, and fight against oppressing laws while performing incredible tricks and combos. Equipped with high-tech gear allowing for amazing jumps and speed, help the citizenry, and find a way to reach the Orbital Station.
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Step into the shadows of the hell house to vanquish your old-nemesis, Dracula. With 6-player co-op, select your fan favorite vampire hunters from across the entire series to return Dracula to his eternal slumber.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
Set three months after the destruction of Racoon City, help Claire Redfield travel to Europe to search for her missing brother, Chris. Infiltrate the Paris laboratory of the Umbrella Corporation and survive the zombie horde that awaits.
And here’s a trailer showing the games in action:
As a reminder, you can play any Xbox 360 Games with Gold on newer hardware through backward compatibility, and they’re yours to keep forever if you Gold subscription lapses. (Xbox One games aren’t similarly permanent.) Also remember that there’s still time to grab three of September’s Games with Gold titles—but not much.