Here’s What’s Coming to Xbox Games With Gold in October

Xbox Games With Gold Oct 2021

Microsoft has revealed the four titles that’ll be joining Xbox Games With Gold this October, including Resident Evil Code: Veronica X.

Yes, we’ve always thought that colon should come after Resident Evil but we’re not going to bin this side-entry just for that. There are four games joining Games With Gold this month, Veronica included, available to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

The titles arriving this month are:

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

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is well worth playing and sports a boss who made our Best Resident Evil Bosses of All Time list although, admittedly, that last was created before Lady Dimitrescu reared her lofty head. It’s not technically a main Resident Evil game but, minus the moths, which we hate with a vengeance, it’s well worth playing, especially if you crave every scrap of Resi lore.

We also gave Aaero a 7 out of 10 when we reviewed it; we had fun with it, but found it was a game of two halves, one less impressive than the other. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is interesting but it’s really focused on multiplayer shenanigans, it’s not on a par with any of the Castlevania Advance games. Harmony of Despair and Code Veronica are both Xbox 360 games but are playable through the Xbox One, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X|S’s backwards compatibility.

Sony has yet to announce October’s PlayStation Plus games, though they’ve apparently leaked; we’ll let you know when they’ve been officially confirmed.

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Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.