Microsoft has revealed the next set of Xbox Games With Gold titles that will be free in October and this lineup is designed specifically for the month of Halloween.
All Xbox Live Gold members will get access to Xbox One titles Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut and Maid of Sker, Xbox 360 game Costume Quest, and original Xbox game Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. Slayaway Camp will be available from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 while Maid of Sker will be available from Oct. 16 through Nov. 15. Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy will be available from Oct. 1 through Oct. 15 and Costume Quest will be available starting Oct. 16 and up until Oct. 31.
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut is an homage to the classic 1980s horror where you play as Skullface, a villainous character set on terrorizing any and all camp counselors and campers at a camp. This isometric slasher-horror game features over 300 puzzles for you to solve. Check out this trailer for the game to get a glimpse at what you can expect.
Maid of Sker continues the spooky-themed fun by putting players in a remote hotel with a gory history based on Welsh folklore. Players will need to use stealthy tactics to survive the attacks of sound-based enemies known as the Quiet Ones, which you can get a glimpse of in this gameplay trailer.
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On the backwards compatible side of things, Costume Quest is a game set in the monster-filled neighborhood of Auburn Pines. Your objective is to collect magical costumes and take down the evil that lurks within the area. You can read about why we think the game is great in our Costume Quest review.
The final free game this month is original Xbox title Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. You play as Sphinx alongside their friend, the Mummy, as you travel around the world to stop the evil plans of the villainous Set. Read why we think this game is great in our Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy review.
If you’ve got an Xbox Gold subscription active, it’s not too late to grab games from Xbox Games With Gold for September; still available are The Division, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and Armed and Dangerous.
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