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Xbox Games With Gold October 2021 free games

Take a look back at the Xbox Games With Gold for October 2021 free game line-up offering up titles for your Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

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 The Xbox Games With Gold program has been discontinued and replaced by the Xbox Game Pass Core subscription, which is functionally very different.

While Xbox Games With Gold has since been replaced by Xbox Game Pass Core, it offered players a handful of free games each month. Why was this program discontinued? Well, the Xbox Games With Gold’s October 2021 free games were the perfect showcase of why it failed to drum up much excitement. Nevertheless, all of these games were, of course, playable on Xbox Series X|S.

Most of Microsoft’s big plays come from Game Pass today, with additions helping to bolster that service’s line-up. If you’re looking at picking up its replacement, take a look at all the Xbox Game Pass Core games that you can enjoy instead.

Xbox Games With Gold October 2021 free games

The Xbox Games With Gold October 2021 games were as follows:

  • 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

While this collection wasn’t necessarily bad, it certainly didn’t grab a wide audience. Aaero offered up satisfying rhythm action while Hover gave us Jet Set Radio-inspired gameplay. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair was absolutely stellar, though being an Xbox 360 title, it didn’t have that much buzz behind it.

That covers the Xbox Games With Gold October 2021 line-up. If you are looking for more games to play on your Xbox Series X|S, check out the best Xbox games on the platform.