Xbox Live Games With Gold for October announced

In celebration of Halloween, The Walking Dead highlights Xbox Live's Games with Gold Program in October.

In a new post on his blog, Major Nelson revealed the games that will be free to Xbox users as a part of the Games with Gold program in October.

On Xbox One, players will be able to download two brilliant indie titles, Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Oct 1-31) and Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Oct 16-31).

On Xbox 360, users will also get The Walking Dead (Oct 16-31) as well as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Oct 1-15).

Both Valiant Hearts and The Walking Dead released to widespread critical acclaim and showcased the value and evolution of indie games as a viable medium, and went on to win various awards for their narrative prowess and compelling gameplay.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was released back in March of 2014 and drew the ire of a number of consumers for its $40 price tag and 2-hour length. That's not to say that Ground Zeroes was a bad game, rather quite the opposite. It gave Metal Gear fans just enough of a taste to get hyped about the recently released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

As a whole, this is a pretty solid offering of free games for Xbox users. Ground Zeroes is a bit redundant, since it was already given away to Xbox One users in August of this year though granted, not every Xbox user has upgraded to Xbox One. 

Are you excited or disappointed by the free games heading your way?

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Published Sep. 25th 2015
  • S2riker
    I'm excited to try out Ground Zeroes, I haven't played any of the MGS games yet.

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