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.
The full list includes:
- Slayaway Camp: Butchers Cut
- Maid of Sker
- Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
- Costume Quest
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.
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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.
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.
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These free Xbox One games to download are available throughout the month until October 31.
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