Microsoft today revealed that the Games with Gold program returns next month with another bundle of four games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. This time around there are the usual two Xbox One games, but the other two are split between an Xbox 360 game and a game for the original Xbox. Obviously, they can all be played on the company’s current generation of consoles, and they will be available to play on the next generation of consoles as well.
Here are the free Games with Gold titles announced today and their arrival dates:
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cup (Xbox One, October 1-31)
A killer puzzle game where you control Skullface, a psychotic slasher bent on revenge. Slide this adorably insane murderer through hundreds of isometric puzzle levels to crush, flay, and behead the hapless victims in this dark and comedic homage to ’80s horror films. Discover a heartbreaking new dimension of terror as an unspeakable force of brain-faced mutilations and murders making their way through smart-mouthed young adult drug addicts, oversexes and drug addicts. No teenager is immune in the 1984 summer horror blockbuster. This console-only special edition of Butcher’s Cut is the biggest, bloodiest version of Slayaway Campâ¦ EVER! No more puzzles. No more killers. More gory.
Maid of Sker (Xbox One, October 16 – November 15)
Brave the nightmares of the Quiet Ones. Don’t panicâ¦ don’t even breathe!
Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror set in a secluded hotel with a bloody and gruesome history of British folklore. Armed only with a sound defensive device, you’ll use stealth tactics to avoid death among a cult of sound-based AI enemies.
Set in 1898 and inspired by the haunting Welsh tale of Elisabeth Williams, this is the story of a family empire ruled by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the hotel grounds .
Developed by Wales Interactive with a plot crafted by the writing talent and designers behind SOMA, The Bunker and Battlefield 1.
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (Xbox, October 1 – 15)
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is an original third-person action-adventure game inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology. The Sphinx’s journey will require courage, agility, and special powers. He will also count on his reluctant hero friend, the Mummy, to help him when being discreet is the only solution.
Costume Quest (Xbox 360, October 16-31)
Rediscover Halloween in this imaginative RPG from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. Explore the monster-filled neighborhood of Auburn Pines, Autumn Haven Mall, and Fall Valley Carnival. Collect magical costumes with super powers, unique weapons, and special items while pursuing quests. Upgrade your heroic warrior and fight against evil overlords in this epic adventure to save Halloween!
As usual, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers must claim their games between the designated dates, and if they cancel their subscription, they will only be able to keep the Xbox and Xbox 360 games.
There is still time to win some of last month’s Games with Gold. You have until the end of the month to enter The division (Xbox One) and Armed and dangerous (Xbox 360), and you have until October 15 to claim by Blob 2 (Xbox One).