What you need to know
- Every month Microsoft gives Xbox Live Gold members four free games.
- In October, you can download titles like Friday the 13th: The Game and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge.
- You can purchase an Xbox Live Gold subscription through Amazon (opens in new tab).
Today, Microsoft announced October's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on October 1, Tembo the Badass Elephant and Bolt will be free with the subscription. Then, on October 16, Friday the 13th: The Game and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the Xbox 360 titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn't matter if you're still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
According to the Microsoft, October's lineup provides over $74 in value and up to 4,000 in Gamerscore. You can read about the free games below.
Tembo the Badass Elephant
Tembo the Badass Elephant is a platformer about, well, you guessed it, an elephant. This particular pachyderm is on a rampage and it's up to you to make sure he reaches his destination. The visuals are great and the gameplay is a lot of fun. Curiously enough, the tile was published by Sega on a variety of platforms, including Xbox One.
Bolt is an action game based on the popular Disney film. You take on the heroic personas of the star dog, Bolt, and his owner, Penny, from the television series featured within the film. There's a lot to do in the game, but only fans of the film will truly enjoy the experience.
Friday the 13th: The Game
Friday the 13th: The Game is an asymmetrical multiplayer game that puts you in the shoes of the infamous killer, Jason, or some camp counselors. The race is on to see who survives. Will Jason be able to kill everyone or will the counselors be able to escape him at every turn. Matches are quite harrowing and it's a lot of fun with friends.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge has to be the star of the show. It's a third-person action game that may not be as great as its predecessors, but it still offers plenty of challenges. If you're looking for an experience along the lines of Nioh on PlayStation 4, then be sure to give this title a go. You won't be disappointed. The visuals even hold up to this day.
Be sure to download all four of these games next month because many of them are great experiences. Out of all of these, we would recommend playing Friday the 13th: The Game and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge because they're incredible titles.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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