Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for October 2016. If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you should definitely be cashing in on this every month, as it provides four free games (two Xbox 360 and two Xbox One). All you have to do is claim it during the required dates.
Here's what you can grab in October:
Hilarious. Hardcore. Hardball. Super Mega Baseball packs ultra-tight batting/pitching mechanics, a novel difficulty system dubbed “Ego”, and a deep baseball simulation with accurate physics and comprehensive statistics tracking.
The Escapists is an award winning prison break simulation that provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life. Whilst the aim of the game is simply to escape, the detail is in the execution. (Don’t say the word execution too loud in a prison). You may not be in an open prison, but you are in an open world where in between attending rollcalls, mealtimes and doing your chores you should grab every chance to plan your escape. Do you do favours for other inmates earning money and boosting their opinion of you along the way? Or workout and become stronger? Read to increase your skills or spend your time crafting items into homemade weapons and tools. What about working diligently in your prison job, to gain promotions to new jobs with better benefits? Keep a low profile or go out all guns blazing, as long as you escape in the end, that’s all that matters.
Lean your rider to take tighter turns and higher jumps as you power your bike independently. Avoid catastrophic wrecks with separate controls for the rider and vehicle. Dual controls let you tear it up with death-defying tricks and high-flying freestyle action. Fight for traction while you dig up the track to force the competition to carve new race lines. Grip tight and hang on, you're in control!
"Constant tension and difficult emotional decisions make I Am Alive a powerful adventure” - Gamespot ”As a downloadable title, I Am Alive is a remarkable accomplishment” - Destructoid “To put it simply, I Am Alive is one of the most important releases this generation” - Strategy Informer One year after a worldwide cataclysmic event has wiped out most of human civilization, a man struggles for survival. Faced with an insecure, decaying, and hazardous world, he scours a desolated city, searching for his long lost wife and daughter. Survive the suffocating, murky streets covered in dust. Climb the teetering remains of the last standing skyscrapers to reach breathable air and find untouched resources. Explore the crumbling ruins of a and find untouched resources. Explore the crumbling ruins of a once-thriving metropolis. And discover a changed human condition, punctuated by distrustful survivors, dangerous armed gangs, and victims in need.
Remember, you've still got time to grab some of the September Games with Gold. Earthlock: Festival of Magic (Xbox One) and Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360) are available until the end of the month, and Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is available until October 15.
All Xbox 360 Games with Gold are backward compatible with the Xbox One, and you even get to keep them if you cancel your Xbox Live Gold subscription. the Xbox One games that you've claimed, however, would no longer be part of your library until you subscribed again.