Xbox Games With Gold October 2021 Games Go Gothic

The Xbox Games with Gold October 2021 games and they include entries from the Castlevania and Resident Evil franchises -- a perfect choice for Halloween.

Published: September 28, 2021 1:53 PM /


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The Xbox Games with Gold October 2021 games have been revealed and they include some high-flying fun -- along with a game from the Castlevania franchise and a game from the Resident Evil series.

Microsoft gives away a handful of games every month to its Xbox Live Gold members. PlayStation has a similar program, and you have a few more days to get the September 2021 games for your PS4 and PS5. Now, a new set of four games for Xbox Live Gold members has been revealed, including a couple entries from some pretty popular, long-running gaming franchises.

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What  Are the Xbox Games with Gold October 2021 Games?

Here are the Xbox Games with Gold October 2021 games! If you'd like to scare your pants off or explore a new fantasy adventure, there are some neat entries in the list here. As always, the games will be available during different periods of time, although you'll be able to pick up two of them right at the start of the month.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Available October 1-15, 2021

You're diving back into the legendary home of Dracula, Castlevania -- and this time, you won't be alone. You and up to five of your friends will battle Dracula and send his crusty butt packing (and kill a few hundred of his minions along the way). It'll be nice to have something new to play while listening to the Castlevania soundtracks on Spotify.


Available October 1-31, 2021

If you loved Avicii Invector (which launched on Xbox a couple years ago), then you'll probably have a fair amount of fun with Aaero. Featuring music from Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, you'll get to explore a colorful world to the tune of 15 fantastic tracks.

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X

Available October 16-31, 2021

With Resident Evil Re:Verse delayed, why not jump into Resident Evil Code: Veronica X instead? This game was originally released on the Dreamcast, but Code: Veronica X was created to bring it to a wider array of platforms such as the PlayStation 2. Claire Redfield is searching for her brother Chris and has ended up imprisoned on Rockfort Island, a location owned by Umbrella Corporation. You'll have to explore the island and escape along with another inmate named Steve Burnside.


Available October 16-November 15, 2021

No, this isn't the classic Windows 95 game -- Hover is all about parkour. Dive into a colorful, cel-shaded world (either alone or with your friends) in the high-tech city of ECP17. The Great Admin is a dictatorship that has literally banned fun, so it's up to you and your fellow Gamers to figure these laws by sabotaging propaganda, all in an effort to reach an orbital station and get some help from the Galactic Union.

And there you have it -- the Xbox Games with Gold October 2021 games have a nice mix of spooky experiences and colorful fun. You can get them for yourself as part of an Xbox Live Gold membership or an Xbox Games Pass Ultimate membership. If you're already a member, why not save some money and extend your Xbox Game Pass membership for 3 months at an 11% discount?

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