Looking for the latest free Xbox Games with Gold titles? Then you’ve come to the right place. It’s 2022 now, as October has arrived once again, bringing us a whole new list of free games to try if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member.
Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can usually claim four games per month, but this month there are only two free games available because (as of early October 2022) Xbox 360 titles are no longer part of the offer (opens in new tab). It’s unfortunate but not surprising given that Microsoft mainly focuses on Xbox Game Pass offerings these days.
Unlike Sony’s free PlayStation Plus games, Games with Gold takes a tiered approach. Microsoft typically adds its free games for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One to the service throughout the month, with one available from the beginning of the new month until the end and the other being available in the middle of the current month, and in then running the following month.
If you want to know which free games are available and when, then you are on the right page. Read on for the October 2022 Xbox Games with Gold offer.
Xbox Games with Gold: This month’s free games
The indie action RPG 5 Lives Studios sees you playing as Kara, who has been shipwrecked on an uncharted island and must survive using only what she finds. She builds ships, crafts tools and unlocks the secrets of the Forbidden Isles in this elegant maritime and survival adventure.
Available October 1-31 on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition
If you’ve never played Bomber Crew then this is the perfect time to pick it up. Runner Duck’s WWII strategic simulation game will put you through your paces as you assemble your team and take to the skies to blast some [redacted] above. The Deluxe Edition includes the base game plus secret weapons and USAAF DLC, so there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Available from October 15th to November 15th on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Xbox Games with Gold: Last month’s free games
Xbox Games with Gold (September 2022)
gods will fall
Gods Will Fall sets expectations straight away, calling itself a “brutal action-adventure epic”. Fighting these cruel deities, we will rise with our fellow Celtic warriors, fighting to free these lands.
Available September 1-30 on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Double kick heroes
Double Kick Heroes promises a heavy metal adventure, seeing us fighting zombies and militia “in your Cadillac – the Gundillac”. Mixing a shoot ’em up with rhythmic gameplay, there are 30 levels to try out.
Available from September 16 to October 15 on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
After picking up Thrillville: Off The Rails in July, last month’s offering took us back to the original Xbox game. Thrillville lets you build your own amusement park, designing everything from roller coasters to miniature golf courses, whether alone or with friends.
Available September 1-15 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
A classic that should need little introduction for most, Portal 2 remains one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Last month’s offering got us back to solving puzzles with a portal gun, introducing new characters voiced by Stephen Merchant and JK Simmons.
Available September 16-30 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.