Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X have two new free games to download, but only for a limited time. One of these games is an Xbox 360 game, the other an Xbox One game. Unfortunately, there are no free Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X games, but both of these games are playable on the current-gen pair of Xbox consoles via backwards compatibility.

The first, the Xbox 360 game, is Castlevania: Harmony of Despaira 2010 Castlevania Konami game which was badly received, especially by Castlevania standards. For Xbox Live Gold subscribers, this title is free to download until October 15. The other free game, the Xbox One game, Aero, fired back in 2017 via Mad Fellows. Contrary to Castlevania: The Harmony of Despair, it was well received, with the Xbox One version of the game earning an 80 on Metacritic.

Below, you can read more about both games and check out a trailer for each game:

Aero – “Dash through stunning, stylized environments tracing ribbons of light, releasing the energy of music. Face strange enemies and battle epic bosses, all driven by an incredible licensed soundtrack.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair – “Dive into the shadows of the house of hell: Castlevania is back in all its 2D glory, this time in 1080p! Call upon the series’ holiest heroes and defeat your nemesis, Dracula! All-new Multiplayer modes like 6-player Co-op and Survival have been prepared for you too… but enough talk. Go ahead!”

As always, once downloaded, the games are yours to play as much or as little as you like, as long as you maintain an active subscription. If you don’t, you will lose access to games and all other games downloaded through Games With Gold, until you resubscribe.

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