October is almost here, which means Microsoft has announced the schedule for next month’s Games With Gold freebies.
October 1 begins with the well-reviewed arcade baseball game Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings (Xbox One only). Xbox 360 owners can get their off-road racing fix with MX vs ATV Reflex. Xbox One owners can grab this also, as it’s part of the Backwards Compatibility program.
The middle of the month - October 16 - sees the free offer of another well-reviewed game, the pixel-art prison escape simulator The Escapists (Xbox One only). Finishing up the month is the Xbox 360’s atmospheric post-apocalyptic thriller I Am Alive (also backwards compatible for Xbox One).
For a quick look at of all four of October’s free games, here’s Microsoft’s promotional video:
If you’re wondering if these are worth your download time, here’s a quick rundown of their scores on Steam:
With one minor exception, October looks to be a pretty good month for Xbox Gold subscribers. Let us know which of these you’re looking forward to in the comments below.
- Super Mega Baseball: 9/10
- MX vs ATV Reflex: 9/10
- The Escapists: 9/10
- I Am Alive: 6/10