Another month and another new batch of games to keep forever courtesy of Xbox Games With Gold. Whether you’re new to the service or a returning player, there are plenty of free titles to download and keep forever. The month of October is headlined by Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut and Maid of Sker from Xbox One. Meanwhile, from the Xbox 360 and OG Xbox, keep an eye out for Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy and Costume Quest. As always, these games are available as part of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.
Each of October’s game’s availability will be staggered across the month. Here is this month’s schedule:
- Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut ($16.99/£13.59 ERP), 1st October to 31st October,
- Maid of Sker ($24.99/£19.99 ERP), 16th October to 15th November,
- Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy ($14.99/£11.99 ERP) available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility, 1st October to 15th October,
- Costume Quest ($14.99/£9.99 ERP) available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility, 16th October to 31st October
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut
Published by; Digerati
Developed by; Blue Wizard Digital, Stage Clear Studios
“A killer puzzle game where you control Skullface, a psychotic slasher hell-bent on revenge. Slide this adorably demented murderer around hundreds of isometric puzzle levels to squash, flay, and decapitate hapless victims in this darkly comic homage to ’80s horror movies.
Experience a new dimension of gut-churning terror as an unspeakable force of skull-faced killing maims and murders his way through smart-mouthed, over-sexed, substance-abusing young adults. No teenager is safe in the summer horror blockbuster smash hit of 1984. This special console-only Butcher’s Cut edition is the biggest and bloodiest version of Slayaway Camp…EVER!
More puzzles, more killers, more gore”.Xbox
[I personally love this game! Honestly, if you like gore-tastic, sliding puzzles with a horror-themed, ’80s-vibing aesthetic, do yourself a favour. It’s free after all!]
Maid of Sker
Published by; Wales Interactive
Developed by; Wales Interactive
“Brave the nightmares of the Quiet Ones. Do not panic…don’t even breathe!
Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore. Armed with only a defensive sound device, you’ll utilise stealth tactics to avoid death amongst a cult of sound-based AI enemies.
Set in 1898 and inspired by the haunting Welsh tale of Elisabeth Williams, this is a story of a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of the hotel”.Xbox
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Published by; THQ
Developed by; Eurocom
“Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is an original, third-person action-adventure inspired by the mythology of ancient Egypt.
Sphinx’s journey will require bravery, agility, and special powers. He will also rely on his reluctant hero friend, the Mummy, to help him when being inconspicuous is the only solution.Xbox
Published by: THQ
Developed by: Double Fine Productions
“Rediscover Halloween in this imaginative RPG from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. Explore the monster-filled neighbourhood of Auburn Pines, Autumn Haven Mall and Fall Valley Carnival. Collect magical costumes with super powers, unique weapons and special items as you hunt down quests. Level-up your heroic warrior and battle the evil overlords in this epic adventure to save Halloween!”Xbox
And there we have it; The line-up for October’s Games with Gold, on Xbox. As you can see, there’s plenty of spoopy games to choose from, just in time for the best day of the year! Be sure to take advantage of an active Live Gold account and bag yourself four, free games. And, if you have the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account, you get Gold included in the price.
What do you think of October’s selection? Any there that you know you’ll be grabbing? Why not sound off in the comments below.
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