Plus a word on Games With Gold too.
As we falter precariously into the dawn of October, let’s predict some nice things to come in the form of Microsoft’s latest bundle of Game Pass additions on Xbox One, PC and now, thanks to the magic of the clouds, Android. And while we’re here, I’ll be doing the October Games with gold as well – with Costume Quest and Maid of Sker – okay?
October (especially October 1) starts off with a bang and a jump on Game Pass, bringing Doom Eternal to Xbox One and Android – which should thrill fans of messy shots and jumps. âThe game is basically the reboot of 2016 with new props,â Eurogamer contributor Edwin said in his review earlier this year, âand its stubborn commitment to the Doom narrative universe is as baffling as the exchanges shots are exhilarating “.
Meanwhile, October 1 too sees the arrival of Drake Hollow on Game Pass for PC. This one, if you’re not familiar, is The Flame in the Flood developer The Molasses Flood’s dark and whimsical co-op village-building action mash-up.
Forward! Double Fine’s cult action-strategy-comedy thing BrÃ¼tal Legend, which sees Jack Black rampage in a mysterious fantasy world steeped in heavy metal music iconography, arrives on Xbox One on October 8. Additionally, the tactical turn-based RPG Ikenfell is coming to Xbox One and PC on the same day.
Rounding out the Game Pass additions currently announced in October, October 8 also sees the arrival of the famous Forza Motorsport 7 racer from Turn 10 Studios for Android, Xbox One and PC, a game that Eurogamer’s Oli Welsh has called ” dazzling, expansive and engaging “in its recommended review in 2017.
As for Games with Gold on Xbox One, it’s a particularly scary month. Slayaway Camp, which offers an unexpected yet remarkably effective mix of Sokoban-style puzzle and ’80s slasher movie aesthetic, is available October 1-31; Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, fondly remembered, are available from October 1 to 15; Double Fine’s Halloween-themed RPG-lite adventure costume quest is available from October 16 to 30, and finally, the stealth horror inspired by Welsh folklore Maid of Sker can be picked up from October 16 to 15 November.
And in summary:
Xbox Game Pass
- Eternal Doom (Xbox One, Android)
- Drake Hollow (PC)
- BrÃ¼tal Legend (Xbox One)
- Ikenfell (Xbox One, PC)
- Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One, PC, Android)
Xbox games with gold
- Camp Slayaway, October 1-31
- Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, October 1 to 15
- Costume Quest, October 16-30
- Maid of Sker, October 16-November 15