Xbox Games with Gold for October revealed, with 2,250 Gamerscore up for grabs

By Heidi Nicholas,
October's Games with Gold have just been announced. Maid of Sker and Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut are arriving for Xbox One, with Costume Quest and Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy available for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Games with Gold October

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut will be available for all of October, from the 1st to the 31st, with Maid of Sker available from October 16th to November 15th. Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is also available for roughly two weeks, from October 1st to October 15th, with Costume Quest available from October 16th to October 31st.

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut is usually priced at $16.99/£13.59, while Maid of Sker usually costs $24.99/£19.99. Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy usually costs $14.99/£11.99, while Costume Quest is usually priced at $14.99/£9.99. Overall, October's four Games with Gold titles have an overall worth of $71.96 and 2,250 Gamerscore.

Slayaway Camp has been rated at 3.38/5, with Maid of Sker rated a little higher at 3.88/5 and Costume Quest rated the highest at 4.16/5. If you're looking for some achievement help for when these games arrive, meanwhile, two of those already have walkthroughs: there's the Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut Walkthrough by SnipedByAGir1 and drabik's Costume Quest Walkthrough. Maid of Sker doesn't yet have a walkthrough, so if you've played it through already and feel up to sharing your walkthrough wisdom, you can always head over to the walkthrough forum and volunteer! In the meantime, you can take a look at the game descriptions below:

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut
Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut

A killer puzzle game where you control Skullface, a psychotic slasher hell-bent on revenge. Slide this adorably demented murderer around hundreds of isometric puzzle levels to squash, flay, and decapitate hapless victims in this darkly comic homage to 80s horror movies.

Maid of Sker
Maid of Sker

Brave the nightmares of the Quiet Ones. Do not panic…don’t even breathe!

Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore. Inspired by the haunting tales of Elisabeth Williams, discover a suffocating family secret with stealth tactics amongst sound-based AI enemies.

Costume Quest
Costume Quest

Rediscover Halloween in this imaginative RPG from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. Explore the monster-filled neighborhood of Auburn Pines, Autumn Haven Mall and Fall Valley Carnival. Collect magical costumes with super powers, unique weapons and special items as you hunt down quests. Level-up your heroic warrior and battle the evil overlords in this epic adventure to save Halloween! Sweet info at www.

Lastly, there's Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, which the Xbox team describes as asking you to "travel the world to foil the evil plans of Set" using "stealth, agility, and special powers to find the stolen magical crowns of Egypt and save the world."

If you're not yet done with September's Games with Gold, there's still The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, which is available until October 15th. Armed and Dangerous and The Division are only available until tomorrow, September 30th.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!