Major Nelson reveals Xbox's October 2021 Games With Gold games line-up

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At long last, we know what games we're getting from Games with Gold in October 2021! Major Nelson has broken the news via Twitter and here's the latest on what's available and when.

UPDATE - Confirmed Games With Gold Games

Xbox has confirmed that the following games are going to be available via Games With Gold in October 2021:

  • Aaero - October 1st until October 31st
  • Hover - October 16th until November 15th
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Xbox 360) - October 1st until October 15th
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (Xbox 360) - October 16th until October 31st

They are far from the best Games With Gold games we've ever seen, but there's a great variety for those of you who might be looking for a little something extra next month.

If these aren't to your fancy, Marvel's Avengers is joining Xbox Game Pass on September 30th. So... There's that.


Games with Gold Announcement

The October Games with Gold offering is set to be available on Friday, 1 October. We see no reason why this month will change anything in terms of scheduling.

Two games will go live on the first of the month while two others go live halfway through. The announcement for the games usually comes at 16:00 BST / 11:00 EST / 08:00 PST on the last Wednesday of the month. We'll keep our eyes on MajorNelson who typically tweets out the news as soon as it's available.


September's games, Warhammer: Chaosbane, Zone of the Enders HD, Samurai Showdown 2, and Wulaka are all available as of 16 September. You only have a few days left to claim Chaosbane and Zone of the Enders though as they leave the service on 30 September.

Last-Minute Predictions

We've made our predictions for this month already and stand by them! We would love to see one of the classic Assassin's Creed games made available as the Xbox One option.

When it comes to the Xbox 360 games that we could see, there's way more variety! We could see the original Saints Row or its sequel made available to celebrate the announcement of the new game coming out in February 2022.

Saints Row Games with Gold

We could also see something like Catherine or The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion releases as they're set to feature in the service and are both classic games that we truly believe everyone should play at least once!