The Xbox Games With Gold for the month of October are appropriately spooky, with two horror games leading the charge. These games are available for all Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members as long as they’re subscribers.
The first free game this month is the delightfully-named Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut, a campy ’80s throwback where you play as a villain named Skullface as you try to terrify the camp counselors and guests in each of its isometric puzzles. It’s available for the whole month of October. The second is Maid of Sker, a short-but-sweet British horror game in a similar vein as Amnesia and Resident Evil 7 that’s available from October 16 to November 15.
Thanks to the Xbox One’s backwards-compatibility–or if you’re still playing on an Xbox 360–you can check out the platformer Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy in the first half of the month and the kid-friendly Halloween tale Costume Quest in the second half of the month (until November 15).
In terms of September’s Xbox Games With Gold, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is still available on Xbox One until October 15. There are also some great digital game deals this week at the Xbox Store, including Madden NFL 21 for $42 and Maneater for $26. Xbox Game Pass will also add three new games in October, including Doom Eternal, so check that out too.
Xbox Games With Gold For October 2020
- Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut: Available October 1 to 31 (Xbox One)
- Maid of Sker: Available October 16 to November 15 (Xbox One)
- Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy: Available October 1 to 15 (Xbox One, Xbox 360)
- Costume Quest: Available October 16 to 31 (Xbox One, Xbox 360)