In October 2023, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will have the opportunity to download a slew of free games on console, PC and across devices on cloud.
Xbox Game Pass: Free games you can download in October 2023
Take a look at the full breakdown of Xbox Game Pass releases dropping in October 2023.
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Gotham Knights – Available on Console, PC and Cloud from 3 October 2023
Batman is dead. The Caped Crusader is no more. Gotham Knights kicks off with an explosive opening sequence, WB Games Montreal making sure we know for certain there are no tricks here, the Dark Knight doesn’t disappear off-screen with a get-out clause, and there’s no “maybe he got away”.
We’ve got a body, a funeral, the whole nine yards, and it’s up to the Bat Fam that’s left behind, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and dear old Alfred, to pick up where the world’s greatest detective left off, taking on his final case and diving into a new threat that’s simmering under the corrupt streets of Gotham.
The Lamplighters League – Available on Console, PC and Cloud from 3 October 2023
Recruit a team of misfits and scoundrels with unique abilities and unforgettable personalities, and chase the Banished Court to the ends of the earth in a mix of real-time infiltration, turn-based tactical combat, and a character-driven story of adventure and intrigue.
Warhammer 40 000 – Available on Console from 4 October 2023
Embark on an exhilarating co-op adventure set against the grim backdrop of the hive city Tertium in the expansive Warhammer 40,000 universe. Assemble your squad and prepare to battle against menacing hordes, unravelling the dark secrets that lurk in Tertium’s shadows.
Forza Motorsport – Available on Console, PC and Cloud from 10 October 2023
Race on 20 completely rebuilt tracks from around the world with multiple layouts, including 5 never-before-seen tracks in a Motorsport game.
Experience fully dynamic time of day with weather on every track, living crowds, volumetric fog effects, and tracks that rubber in and react to temperature changes.
Cities: Skylines 2 – Available on Console, PC and Cloud from 24 October 2023
With deep simulation and a living economy, Cities: Skylines II delivers world-building without limits.
Lay the foundations for your city to begin. Create the roads, infrastructure, and systems that make life possible day to day. It’s up to you – all of it.
Mineko’s Night Market – Available on Console, PC from 26 October 2023
Mineko’s Night Market is a narrative-driven, social simulation adventure game that celebrates Japanese culture and invites players to craft whimsical items, eat delicious snacks, and ultimately enjoy all the cats.
Headbangers Rhythm Royale – Available on Console from 31 October 2023
Headbangers Rhythm Royale puts you and 29 others into the eye of the Pigeon while you battle it out in rhythmic challenges to find out who is the ultimate Master Headbanger.
Jusant – Available on Console, PC and Cloud from 31 October 2023
Jusant is a brand-new action-puzzle climbing game and a meditative journey to the top of a tall tower. Challenge yourself at your own pace, explore different paths, and unravel the secrets of a bygone civilization.
Xbox Game Pass: Here’s how it works
The digital game market is flooded with new releases, and the top picks are usually pricier than the rest. To mitigate this and give gamers an equal playing field, irrespective of social or class status, Microsoft introduced a tiered subscription model where Xbox users could download free games or, better yet, get premium releases at discounted prices.
The are two tiers, Xbox Game Pass and Ultimate. The former grants gamers access to catalogues for use on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and mobile device. On the other hand, the Game Pass Ultimate tier unlocks Gold titles and comes along with an Xbox Live subscription.
Game Pass can be purchased in one of three ways:
- Console only: R99 per month
- PC only: R99 per month
- Ultimate: R149 per month