Xbox One Games with Gold October 2020 Adds Spooky Titles

By | 02/10/2020



It’s the month of Halloween so Xbox One Games with Gold October 2020 features two popular horror games.

Given that the Spooky Season is upon us, the Xbox Live gold games this month have an expected horror theme.

While there are four games available this month, pretty much only two of them might be worth your while.

Xbox One Games with Gold October 2020
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut is a Comedic Take on 80’s Slasher Movies

The full list includes:

  • Slayaway Camp: Butchers Cut
  • Maid of Sker
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Costume Quest

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Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut

Slayaway Camp: Butchers Cut is a 3D isometric puzzle game where you have to guide killers around levels to take revenge on hapless teenagers.

The killer is controlled by sliding up, down, left and right and once a teenager is met they can be killed.

The game is an homage to 80’s slasher flicks with typically camp and comically violent cut-scenes when a teen is killed.

Slayaway Camp: Butchers Cut Screenshots: Click to enlarge…

Level progression is attained by killing every child on a level before moving to the next.

Hazards such as SWAT teams, electric fences and mines must be avoided when moving around levels towards potential victims.

This simple yet complex puzzle title is a hit with puzzle gamers and is noted for its multiple approaches, increasing difficulty and addictiveness.

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Maid of Sker

Maid of Sker is a first-person story game with a horror twist like a blend of Gone Home and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Set in the fictional town of Sker Point in Wales, you must guide Thomas Evans around the town’s grand hotel.

Thomas has been contacted by his partner, Elizabeth, who has contacted him an claims to be held against her will by her father after refusing to be a part of the hotel’s reopening.

Maid of Sker Screenshots: Click to enlarge…

When Thomas arrives at Sker, it is clear that something isn’t right with the place as there is no one around.

Supernatural things are afoot and as the game progresses it is clear that sinister forces are at work.

This macabre horror title is praised for its visual style, spooky audio and tense in-game moments.

Xbox Games with Gold is a part of the Xbox Live Gold subscription service that provides free Xbox games as long as your subscription is active.

Xbox Live Gold Codes:

Xbox Live Gold Codes

These free Xbox One games to download are available throughout the month until October 31.

4 thoughts on “Xbox One Games with Gold October 2020 Adds Spooky Titles

  1. Gorjan Spirkoski

    As a puzzle game, Slayaway Camp is a great boredom-kill game and gets the job done. It’s addicting, challenging, and worked wonders for me when I was sitting home during lockdown…

    Give it a try, I’m sure you won’t regret it…

    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Yeah, Gorjan.

      To be perfectly honest I had never heard of this game as puzzle games aren’t really my thing, but for the soundtrack alone I might give it a go.

      It does look very funny.


  2. BrendaLiz

    I LOVE Halloween for this very reason… the spooky themed games! The Maid of Sker actually looks like something I want to try out, as it has the Resident Evil type vibe!
    Also, why not, if you are a gold member, try out a free game, right?
    Thanks for your article, I appreicate the info!


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