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Xbox Games With Gold October 2021: 2 Free Games Are Live Now

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Aaero are up for grabs right now.

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The first half of October's Xbox Games with Gold lineup is live now. Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members can now claim Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Aaero. Later this month subscribers will be able to add Hover and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X to their libraries.

If you don't already have an Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate subscription, Microsoft is running a great promotion right now for new subscribers. You can get three months of Game Pass Ultimate for only $1.

Aaero is an Xbox One game that has players racing through surreal environments and taking on epic bosses. The game features licensed music from Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, The Prototypes, and Neosignal. Aaero is free October 1-31.

Harmony of Despair, meanwhile, is an Xbox 360 side-scroller title that is playable via backwards compatibility. "Step into the shadows of the hell house to vanquish your old-nemesis, Dracula," reads a line from the game's description. Harmony of Despair supports up to six players in co-op. Harmony of Despair is free October 1-15.

Hover is also an Xbox One game. Set in a 3D open world, you join a rebellious group known as the Gamers and then fight the law by performing stunts and combos on your journey to an Orbital Station. Hover will be free October 16-November 15.

Finally, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is Capcom's classic game where you must help Claire Redfield find her brother Chris, who has gone missing in Europe. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is free October 16-31.

Free Games with Gold for October 2021

  • Aaero -- October 1-31
  • Hover -- October 16-November 15
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair -- October 1-15
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X -- October 16-31

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