It may only be September 21, but Microsoft has already revealed the free games Xbox Live Gold members will be receiving in October through the Games With Gold program. Whether you like baseball, extreme sports, or surviving alone in the apocalypse, next month has got you covered.
Starting October 1 and running until the end of the month, Xbox One owners will be able to grab Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings for free. With no realistic simulator to play on the Xbox One, this is the best option for baseball fans. It has been met with fairly positive reviews, with particular praise directed at its pick-up-and-play style of gameplay. The game launched on the Xbox One last year after about nine months of PlayStation exclusivity.
From October 16 until November 15, Xbox One players will also be able to pick up The Escapists, a stealth- and strategy-filled adventure about an inmate yearning to once again see the outside world. The game is also available on Xbox 360, as well as PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux.
For the first half of October, MX vs. ATV Reflex will be available free of charge for the Xbox 360. It will be followed by Ubisoft’s I Am Alive from October 16 until the end of the month. The latter game takes place in a desolate post-apocalyptic world, and features survival mechanics we haven’t seen in too many games, including the ability to “hold up” enemies, even if your gun has no ammunition. Its drab, gray color scheme and foggy skies perfectly capture the essence of a dead planet. As with all recent Xbox 360 Games With Gold offerings, both MX vs. ATV Reflex and I Am Alive will also be playable on Xbox One.