Games with Gold in October headlines with some thrilling Halloween style games for the fall season. Check out World Gaming’s rundown of the titles available for free, and kick off this month with some edge of your seat gaming fun!
All of the games below are part of the Games with Gold lineup, a benefit for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The program offers 4 free games each month – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360. An added bonus on Xbox One is all 4 games are playable via backward compatibility, doubling up on gaming fun for your Xbox One.
Gone Home: Console Edition (October 1 to 31 on Xbox One)
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After returning home from a long trip overseas you discover your family has vanished. In this interactive first person story it’s up to you to unravel the mystery by finding hints using photos and other mementoes strewn around the house. You play as Katie Greenbriar trying to desperately piece together what happened in order to be reunited with your family.
For those achievement hunters out there be sure to download Gone Home as it offers an easy 1000/1000 achievements. Check out Maka’s guides here for full walkthroughs of each achievement, happy hunting!
The Turing Test (October 16 to November 15 on Xbox One)
credit: Bulkhead Interactive
In this space based puzzler you play as Ava Turing an International Space Agency (ISA) engineer tasked with saving her trapped crew members. Your mission goes awry and it’s up to you to access your crew at the heart of a locked down space complex. Solve increasingly difficult puzzles in a race against time to save the lives of your friends. Do you have the wits and will to be a hero?
Rayman 3 HD (October 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)
Join Rayman and Globox on another one of the series signature platforming adventures as you work to defeat the mysterious Hoodlums and their minions. Rayman 3 HD is the definitive version of “Hoodlum’s Havoc” featuring a stunning art style and upgraded sound. If you are a fan of the platforming genre you owe it to yourself to jump into Rayman’s world as it’s one of the best out there!
Medal of Honor: Airborne (October 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)
Step into the boots of Boyd Travers, a paratrooper in the US 82nd Airborne Division during the height of World War II. The FPS has you dropping into many different locales across Africa, Italy, France and Netherlands as you battle back foes. Airborne breaks away from the more formulaic aspects of linear shooters parachuting you into different points of maps that don’t always have the same endpoint.
The multiplayer mode also follows the same format allowing you to play as the Allies parachuting in battle, or the Axis on the ground defending your position.
Have fun on your adventures in October, I hope to see you online, game on!
About the Author: Matthew Rondina
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