It’s October and the Halloween season has officially been kicked off. A new month also means new games with Xbox Live Gold. This month, Xbox gamers can get spooky with four free games, including Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X. Are you up for some scares?
The first spooky title for October is Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. In this 2D platform-adventure game, you take on the role of your favorite vampire hunters from the Castlevania series. Roam the darkest corners of the castle and hunt your nemesis Dracula with Alucard, Shanoa, Soma Cruz and more fan favorites. This installment of Castlevania also features the first multiplayer mode in the franchise. Team up with up to 6 players and clear all rooms to take on the final boss. Feeling competitive? Try out the new versus mode and battle it out with your friends! There’s even more fun to be had with additional content such as extra stages and more playable characters. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is available from October 1 to 15.
Resident Evil fans rejoice! Pick up where the story left off in Resident Evil 2 and follow Claire and Chris Redfield in their struggle for survival. Uncover the secrets of the Umbrella Corporation on the mysterious Rockfort Island and a freezing Antarctica base. You’ll want to stock up on guns and ammo, facing off against deadly enemies such as zombie dogs and gigantic worms. All this action is beautifully captured with the first real-time 3D environments in the franchise, on top of dynamic camera movement. Download Resident Evil Code: Veronica X from October 16 to October 31 and reveal the truth behind the evil Ashford twins.
Looking to calm down after your Castlevania and Resident Evil journeys? Aaero is the perfect change of pace! In this rhythm action rail shooter, you control a ship through musical visualizations. As the music is playing, light beams will form and move based on the current part in the song. Follow the tracks and absorb the light while targeting dangerous obstacles and traps. Controls are simple and intuitive with a simple “twin-stick” layout: you steer your ship with the left stick and you target objects with the right stick. Aaero includes a fresh and original electronic dance music soundtrack, featuring artists such as Flux Pavilion, Noisia, Muzzy and Katy B. Can you feel the rhythm? Download Aaero for free between October 1 and 31.
Last but not least, we’ve got Hover. This futuristic 3D open world game offers fast-paced Parkour action for both singleplayer and multiplayer fans. The Great Admin has taken control of Hover City and it’s up to you, the Rebellion, to sabotage his plans of banishing entertainment. Find a way to reach the Orbital Station and warn the Galactic Union, all while jumping and sliding from one building to another. Test your skills by performing unique tricks and combos! Hover is available for free from October 16 to November 15.