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Games with Gold

As is the norm about this time of the month, Microsoft has announced the free gaming goodness coming our way in October.

October’s Freebies Are Coming

After a fantastic few outings courtesy of the Games with Gold crew, this month leaves a bit to be desired. On the 360 side of things we’re getting started with MX vs. ATV Reflex. It’s a off-road racing title by Rainbow Studios and THQ. It features, as the name might suggest, both motocross and ATV vehicles. It currently sits at 75% on Metacritic which isn’t too shabby.

Following that, 360 owners will get their hands on I Am Alive. This survival horror title was developed by Ubisoft Shanghai and released in 2012. This one wasn’t raved out, but it wasn’t bad, as it’s presently residing at a 69% Metascore. Both I Am Alive and MX vs. ATV Reflex will also be available on Xbox One courtesy of Backwards Compatibility.

For the Xbox One owners, we begin our freebies with Super Mega Baseball. This unlicensed hardball sim comes to us just in time for post season MLB. The game debuted in 2014 courtesy of Metalhead Software and actually scored fairly well. It currently holds a 85% on Metacritic.

Finally, the second Games with Gold entry on the Xbox One side of things is The Escapists. This strategy role-playing game came out last year for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Thrown into the role of an inmate, you must escape from prisons of rising difficulty levels. But I’m guessing you garnered that from the title… The Escapists currently has a Metascore of 71%.

Take a look at the trailer below to get familiar with the upcoming free games. Until next month, my friends…

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.