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Xbox Games With Gold lineup for October 2021

Published: 17:33, 28 September 2021
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Microsoft announced the latest roster of games to be claimed with Xbox Games With Gold and there are a few interesting names among the bunch.

October 2021 is almost here and Microsoft announced the details of Xbox Games With Gold offerings for the month. We are looking at four titles that span a wide range of genres and art styles that the subscribers can claim at various times.

Two games will become available on October 1 - Aaero and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Castlevania will stick around for only half the month and the last day you can claim it is October 15, 2021.

The name itself rings quite a few bells, we'd imagine, since it's half the namesake of the Metroidvania subgenre. Harmony of Despair is not necessarily favourite among the Castlevania games but it does feature multiplayer, which is something you might want to try. Everything is better with friends, after all.

Aaero is much more linear as you are racing through various beautiful environments and the spectacle itself makes up a good chunk of content to enjoy. That said, this is a rhythm game so you will have a bunch of beautiful music to listen to while you're trying to keep up with the beat.

On October 16, two other games will become available: Hover and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X. The latter is staying until the end of October while Hover can be claimed until November 15, 2021.

The two are polar opposites thematically. While Resident Evil is all about slower action that enhances horror elements, Hover is a neoned-up game that goes on at breakneck speed, offering a fairly unique experience in an otherwise rarely used parkour sub-genre.

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