Games with Gold free games for October 2021: Resident Evil, Castlevania, and more

September offers four games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers free of charge

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Xbox Games with Gold is a lovely bonus for any Xbox Live Gold subscribers, who are treated to a selection of free games each month – to keep. If you’re buying Xbox Live Gold directly from Microsoft, it’ll set you back around $59.99 (£39.99) a year, which is less than your average triple-A these days, and you’ll get a handful of free games every single month.

One important note: Games with Gold is not Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Ultimate offers a Netflix-style buffet of games to try out, but there’s nothing worse than loading up the app to find that your favourite has been removed from the service. It’s like turning up to an all-you-can-eat Italian restaurant to find they’re out of pizza: tantalising, but disappointing. On the other hand, Games with Gold gives you monthly games to keep. Forever.

What’s more, it’s cheaper than Game Pass Ultimate (and also included in your Ultimate subscription) and usually digs out a few hidden gems a month as permanent additions to your collection. Who knows, they might even be some of the best Xbox Series X games.

Here are the Games with Gold free games this month.

Games With Gold October 2021 Games

Games With Gold’s October 2021 line-up has been announced with the following games available on the service:

  • Aaero (Xbox One) – October 1 – October 31
  • Hover (Xbox One) – October 16 – November 15
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Xbox 360) – October 1 – October 15
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (Xbox 360) – October 16 – October 31

You can see our Games With Gold October 2021 predictions here.

Previous Games with gold 2021

If you’re wondering what games have previously been offered under the Games With Gold scheme in 2021, we’ve got you covered.

  • Warhammer: Chaosbane
  • Mulaka
  • Zone of the Enders HD Collection
  • Samurai Shodown II

GAMES WITH GOLD: August 2021

  • Darksiders III
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Lost Planet 3
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves


  • Planet Alpha
  • Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break
  • Conker: Live and Reloaded
  • Midway Arcade Origins


  • The King’s Bird
  • Shadows: Awakening
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us

Games with Gold: May 2021

  • Lego Batman
  • Tropico 4
  • Armello
  • Dungeons 3

Games with Gold: April 2021

  • Vikings: Wolves of Midgard
  • Truck Racing Championship
  • Dark Void
  • Hard Corps: Uprising

Games with Gold: March 2021

  • Warface: Breakout
  • Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Port Royale

Games with Gold: February 2021

  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil
  • Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Lost Planet 2

Games with Gold: January 2021

  • Little Nightmares
  • The King of Fighters XIII
  • Bleed 2

Check back next month for the next load of freebies. Remember if you have the Xbox Game Pass, you’ve got loads more games at your finger tips. Check out the full Xbox Game Pass list and the best Xbox Game Pass games for more information.

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