Today we learned of Xbox’s intentions for the Games with Gold program for the month of October. Since spooky season is officially upon us, and luckily we have some similarly spooky titles to keep ourselves busy for the next month. So, let’s take a look at the official October 2020 Games with Gold lineup.
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut
Available Oct. 1 — Oct. 31 on Xbox One
Come enhance your already existentially threatening cognitive dissonance and take part in a remarkably violent game that has no business being this cute. Based on the hyper-violent campy horror flicks of yore, Slayaway Camp is a pixelated isometric puzzler that empowers the player to dismember and mutilate countless innocent camp-goers.
Find Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut on the Microsoft Store.
Maid of Sker
Available Oct. 1 — Nov. 15 on Xbox One
I may not know much about Welsh folklore, but based on the look of Maid of Sker, I know it looks like it’s about a 7 out of 10 on the Sphincter Clench-o-meter. But what’s really interesting about Maid of Sker is the sound-based enemies the player is tasked with out-stealthing. While you’re here, you can come uncover the story of a bloody cult and try not to lose your mind when faced with the horror of the Quiet Men. Also, It’s free this month in the October 2020 Games with Gold lineup, so there’s not much reason not to.
Find Maid of Sker on the Microsoft Store.
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
Available Oct. 1 — Oct. 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
Owners of both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 are blessed with a classic this month. Hailing from the golden era of action-adventure, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy explores a world ancient Egyptian mythology. Take a trip back to 2003 to collect priceless treasures and save the world from the god Set.
Find Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy on the Microsoft Store.
Available Oct. 16 — Oct. 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
While you’re in the Halloween mood, the October 2020 Games with Gold lineup provides you with Costume Quest. This more light-hearted adventure will allow you to use super-powered Halloween costumes to take down the various forces of evil. And collect a bunch of candy, probably. Except candy corn. No one likes candy corn.
Fine Costume Quest on the Microsoft Store.
Since you’ve seen the October 2020 Games with Gold lineup, while we have you here, come check out some of our reviews!