Games with Gold October 2021 has been announced, and for those who aren’t interested, there is an alternative.
For Xbox Live Gold subscribers who don’t want to play Aaero or Castlevania: Harmony of Despair tomorrow, there are several other titles you can download to enjoy over the weekend.
Aaero is a game where you can speed up along areas and draw ribbons of light while fighting epic boss battles.
The soundtrack includes music from Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, The Prototypes, Neosignal, and more, but gets a mixed rating on Metacritic from players.
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair has a slightly higher score but is a backward compatible game from the Xbox 360 era.
So, for those who are happy to skip those Games with Gold titles in October, there is an alternative list.
Starting today, Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download and play NASCAR Heat 5, Overcooked! 2, and Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition.
Each game is available for play in full until Monday October 4th in the UK and has no restrictions on content.
These new free Xbox games can be found by clicking on the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and entering the Gold member area to locate the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox One.
The big downside is that on Monday all of those games will again be placed behind a pay wall.
However, if you like to play them, you can purchase them during the event at these discounted prices:
NASCAR Heat 5 – Standard Edition (19.99 SRP) at 60% off: $ 8.00.
Overcooked! 2 – Standard Edition (24.99 SRP) at 65% off: $ 8.75.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition – Standard Edition ($ 39.99 SRP) at 70% off: $ 12.00.
And you can find the full descriptions of the three games provided by Xbox below:
NASCAR Heat 5
Get behind the wheel of incredible racing machines in the official video game of the world’s most popular stockcar series. Challenge up to 39 other drivers, fine-tune your car to suit the circuit, and see if you have what it takes to become the NASCAR Cup Series champion.
Return to the onion kingdom and assemble your team of chefs. Up to four players can join online or in classic co-op on the couch to help quell hunger for The Unbread! Whet your appetite, return to the kitchen, and hold onto your aprons because it’s time to save the world (again).
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition
Embark on a journey to conquer the stolen lands in the first isometric computer RPG set in the ever popular Pathfinder tabletop universe. Build your party and prepare to survive the ruthless wilderness and menace of rival realms… as well as threats within your own backyard. Want to keep playing?