Xbox Games with Gold for October

Games with GoldOctober’s Xbox Games with Gold have been officially announced, and it’s a rather decent month, although one of the offerings is a bit of a strange one. As usual, two games will be available for Xbox One, and two for the Xbox 360 which are of course backwards compatible.

On the Xbox One Games with Gold list, Xbox Live Gold members can download Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings for free during the month of October. The Escapists will be available as a free download from October 16th to November 15th.

Super Mega Baseball is a bit of a strange choice, seeing as it’s a very American sport and doesn’t really get as much coverage or generate as much interest outside of the US. Perhaps it’s good fun, and sure it’s always worth trying something new?

The Escapists however is a great selection, coming from the great minds behind Worms, Team 17. In The Escapists, you’re a prisoner to who has to try plan his or her escape from prison, by befriending other NPCs, earning their respect, getting hold of required items to craft tools, all while acting as innocent as possible in the face of guards.

On the Xbox 360 Games with Gold list, starting Saturday, October 1st, MX vs ATV Reflex will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through October 15th. Then on October 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download I Am Alive  for free through October 31st.

MX vs ATV Reflex is a motocross off-road racer which reviewed decently, holding a Metacritic average of 75. It promises some good fun, although it released in 2009 so may feel somewhat dated at this stage. I Am Alive is a post-apocalyptic survival title, set one year after a cataclysmic event. Reviewing poorly, it could be an interesting change from your regular titles, and at the end of the day, it’s free, so why not give it a go?

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