Xbox Live Announces October’s Free Games: Friday the 13th, Tembo, More

by Sage Ashford

Another month brings more free games for patrons of the Xbox Live Gold service for the month of October.   More from Microsoft below:

Tembo the Badass Elephant

Shell City is under siege and only one thing can save it: the peanut-chompin’, villain stompin’, Tembo the Badass Elephant. Under attack from the devastating forces of Phantom and their terrifying war machines, help the National Army defend the city by smashing, punching and butt-stomping the enemy. This action-adventure title weighs in at seven and a half tons of fun.

Friday the 13th: The Game

Celebrate the spooky month of October with the horror title, Friday the 13th: The Game. Stalk, ambush and strike fear in the hearts of many as you take control of the legendary Jason Voorhees. Or try to survive the night as the Camp Crystal Lake counselors by either hiding as best you can or bringing the fight directly to Jason. Be wary, the woods are his and you never know when or where Jason will strike!

Disney Bolt

Travel the globe and join Penny and her super dog, Bolt, as they try to save her dad from the evil Dr. Calico in Disney Bolt. Based on the high-action television series set within the feature film, utilize Bolt’s superpowers or Penny’s hacking skills to outwit your enemies and save the day. Don’t miss out on this family-friendly, action-adventure title for all ages.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

Take part in intense and brutal action in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. The legendary ninja, Ryu Hayabusa returns, but with a deadly curse threatening to destroy him. Take control of him or his fellow ninja: Ayane, Kasumi or Momiji, as the battles are sharpened, and the difficulty raised to deliver the ultimate action game experience.

Tembo the Badass Elephant will be available for the entire month of October, while Friday the 13th: The Game will be available from October 16th to November 15th. In the meantime, We Were Here will still be available until October 15th.  Meanwhile on Xbox 360, Disney Bolt will be available from October 1st through the 15th, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be available from October 16th to October 31st.

As each month ticks by, it reminds me of how desperately needed the next generation of consoles are.  Microsoft’s offering games like Disney’s Bolt, a game which scored a 57 on Metacritic. The best game in this selection is Friday the 13th: The Game, but honestly Microsoft should really bite the bullet and merge Game Pass with Gold.  Even charging a slightly higher rate, users would get a better return by having access to online and games people actually want to play.

Sage Ashford

A writer with way too many hobbies, Sage can often be found catching up on the latest anime, or reading a stack of comics between Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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