Microsoft has already announced the titles included in the Xbox Free Games with Gold October 2016 list. However, fans aren’t very happy with lot as it fails to offer AAA games.
Xbox Games with Gold October 2016 has already been confirmed, and it seems the tech company has missed the point this upcoming month. Compared to the Games with Gold September 2016 list, October is a flop. For one, there seems to be no AAA titles included to the mix. Then there’s all these Sports video games that most of its subscribers will probably not appreciate. PS Plus free games October 2016 seem to have better titles in store.
Xbox Games with Gold October 2016 Complete List
Microsoft announced the following games as part of its Games with Gold offering next month:
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
Developed by independent studio, Metalhead Software, the video game was well received by critics, earning a 9/10 score from Steam and 8.1/10 from IGN. While the game maybe an interesting one to try out, the arcade-like animation won’t get a lot of hardcore gamers getting hooked.
“This is a deep, detailed baseball simulation with a lighthearted, friendly look. Blending realistic physics, per-player difficulty control that allows beginners and seasoned vets to play together seamlessly, and tight, responsive controls, this is a baseball game you won’t want to miss,” Xbox described.
Will this be enough to excite Xbox Games with Gold subscribers? I highly doubt.
The game will be available for download all throughout the month of October for Xbox One gamers.
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It may have gotten good ratings, still the title is nothing more than a “I have a few minutes to spare” game. The graphics are cute if you’re using a mobile phone to play, but for a next-gen console, The Escapists isn’t a top option. The strategy role-playing game will be available in the second half of October (16) to early November for Xbox One.
MX vs ATV Reflex
If there’s anything to look forward to on the Xbox Free Games with Gold October 2016 list, this would probably it. For the simple reason that the game is Backwards Compatible. Initially released for the Xbox 360, XB1 users can now also enjoy the free game thanks to Microsoft’s feature.
Aside from being a Backwards Compatible Xbox One game, MX vs ATV Reflex also features very good graphics. Developed by THQ, this off-road racing game brings excitement to sports simulation game lovers among the list of Xbox One Games with Gold titles.
MX vs ATV Reflex will be available from October 1 to 15 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
I Am Alive
Another backwards compatible title, I Am Alive is a survival, post-apocalypse video game. Developed by Ubisoft for Xbox 360 and PS3 originally, the game will serve as the only RPG title for gamers wanting to get a free game that they can play for the entire month rather than for 10 minutes.
I Am Alive will be available for download on October 16 to 31 for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
While Xbox Free Games with Gold October 2016 doesn’t offer the best list of titles, Microsoft is expected to offer better titles next month. Especially since new franchise installments will be dropping next month.