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Games With Gold October 2016

Andrew Stretch / September 22, 2016 at 12:15 PM / Gaming, News

Only just into the final weeks of the month and  Xbox has already announced their lineup for the October 2016 selection of Games with Gold. For those who are unaware Games with Gold is a program where every week people who are active Xbox Gold subscribers get two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, which support backwards compatibility. A game on each platform is released on the 1st and the 16th of each month.

The first Xbox One game that will be available is Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings that, while it looks silly is a realistic baseball simulator game. This game also has a new style of difficulty system called Ego, this will allow the difficulty to be tailored for a wide variety of players from bench-warming rookie to super star player. As well as solo play the game also supports up to four players locally so settle into the couch with some friends. After the realistic baseball sim comes the not so realistic prisoner simulator in The Escapists. You are a recently convicted felon new in the prison yard, but it’s time to escape. You can spend your days getting to know other prisoners, working in the plate factory, or collecting resources to craft shivs. Once you feel you have prepared enough you can stage a breakout either on your own or you could even insight a riot.

For the Xbox 360 MX vs ATV Reflex allows you to get in gear and take to the course as either a motocross bike or an all-terrain vehicle. If you’re tired of the solo play you can also take part in two-player local multiplayer to prove to your friend who is the best on the dirt. The final title for the month for Xbox 360 is I am alive. Set in a world after a cataclysmic event has wiped out nearly all of human civilization you play as a man trying to find his long-lost wife and daughter. See how the world has changed as buildings lie in ruin, run into dangerous survivors, and a new step in human evolution.

What do you think of this months Games with Gold offerings? Any game you’re excited for? Any that you’d recommend giving a shot? Share  your thoughts in the comments below!

Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.