Microsoft have unveiled the selection of games set to appear in October’s Games with Gold haul for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As always there’s two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games available with Backward Compatibility support, and with the spooktacular Halloween holiday fast approaching, they’ve put a scary game in the mix.
The month starts off with Tembo the Badass Elephant, but the release of Games with Gold freebies is staggered, so you’ll have to wait until Wednesday 16th before you can grab the hit asymmetrical multiplayer game Friday the 13th: The Game. Joining these two games are Disney Bole and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge from the Xbox 360 back catalogue.
All in all, not the most inspiring of selections, even when compared to the hit or miss PlayStation Plus selection for October.
The full dates of availability are below.
- Tembo the Badass Elephant – 1st to 31st October
- Friday the 13th: The Game – 16th October to 15th November
- Disney Bolt – 1st to 15th October
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – 16th to 31st October
Also, don’t forget that you can currently pick up the following:
- Hitman: The Complete First Season – until 30th September
- We Were Here – until 15th October
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – until 30th September
Looking back on Friday the 13th, we stacked the game up against the conceptually similar Dead by Daylight when the games came out in 2017. As we said of the game at the time, “Although still rough around the edges, it captures that slasher flick vibe perfectly with its tense build up and terrifying set pieces.”
Tembo, meanwhile, arrived way back in 2015, coming from Pokémon developer Game Freak. It failed to grab us quite like Jason did, with our review saying, “It is an incredibly nice looking and sounding game, and when everything falls into place Tembo is a joy to play, but these instances are rare. The poor control scheme mixed with stupidly hard late levels, which almost caused me to destroy my controller, take major points away from what could have been a promising game.”