Xbox Games with Gold for October 2021

In October 2021, you'll get four new titles as part of the Xbox Games with Gold program.

Xbox games for October 2021
Xbox games for October 2021 (Source: Microsoft)
  • Games with Gold brings four new free titles in October 2021 for subscribers.
  • The list of games includes Aaero, Hover, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X.

Microsoft unveiled the next titles of the Games with Gold program that Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass members will get in October 2021. Throughout this month, the company is making available $74.96 worth of games, including Aaero and Hover. Also, through Backwards Compatibility, you will be able to play Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X.

On Xbox One and Xbox Series X (S), throughout October 2021, members will get Aaero ($8.99 ERP). And from October 16 through November 15, Hover ($24.99 ERP) will be available at no extra cost.

On Xbox 360, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair ($14.99 ERP) will be free until October 15. Finally, on September 16 and through the end of the month, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X ($19.99 ERP) will also be available for free.

You can also see the September  2021 games here.

Xbox Live Gold vs. Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Live Gold gives you exclusive access to free games through the “Games with Gold” program every month. In addition, the subscription gives you full access to online gaming and game discounts. If you are not a subscriber, you can always find good deals at the Microsoft Store.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service is a monthly subscription with the same benefits as the Xbox Live Gold membership. However, you also get unlimited access to download and play over 100 high-quality games on Xbox One or Windows gaming PC. You can join the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate following this link.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X is the next-generation console from Microsoft that features AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures and 16GB of memory, offering 12 teraflops of processing power, allowing up to 4K resolution and up to 120fps gameplay. The Series X costs $499.99, and you can order it now at the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft also offers the smaller Xbox Series S alongside the Xbox Series X, a slightly less powerful console version targeted at 1080p and 1440p gaming. However, it plays next generations games, and it only costs $299.99. The console is available now, and you can order it at the Microsoft Store. If you cannot decide which one you should buy, this guide will help you determine the best console for you.

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