Every month, Xbox One gamers can download and play a selection of free games as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Xbox Live Gold is more than just free games though. It also gives Xbox One X, Xbox One S or even original Xbox One owners the chance to play their games online and discounts on many digital games on the Xbox Store.

Membership in the UK usually costs £17.99 for three-months or £49.99 for a whole year's membership when paid up front. Alternatively, you can choose to pay monthly for £6.99 a month.

In our opinion though, the best way to subscribe is through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. For just £10.99 per month, you get Xbox Live Gold membership, Xbox Game Pass with access to over 200 games to download and play, plus Xbox Game Pass for PC with more than 100 Windows 10 titles.

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Here is the free Xbox Games with Gold lineup for October 2019:

Tembo The Badass Elephant

  • Available 1 to 30 September 2019

Developed by Game Freak (Pokemon) and published by Sega, Tembo the Badass Elephant is a side-scrolling action adventure with colourful, crisp graphics and a true sense of fun. As the eponymous pachyderm, you have to bash and crash your way through multiple 2D platform levels.

Friday the 13th: The Game

  • Available 16 October to 15 November 2019

Arriving to Games with Gold in time for Halloween, Friday the 13th is a multiplayer survival horror game based on the famous films, where one player takes the role of Jason Vorhees, while another seven play as the visitors to Camp Crystal Lake.

Disney Bolt

  • Available 1 to 15 October 2019

Based on the animated feature film, Disney's Bolt game features the superfast pup in a 3D platform adventure that all the family can play.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

  • Available 16 to 31 October 2019

A conversion of the original Wii U game, this Xbox 360 classic is available on the Xbox One too as part of this month's Games with Gold. The action adventure might not look the best of the Ninja Gaiden series, but it has the same addictive gameplay.

Disney Bolt and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge are Xbox 360 games that have been resurrected through backward compatibility.

One of last month's free games, We Were Here, will still be available for download until 15 October 2019.

The latter two games are also available for Xbox 360 owners who have Xbox Live Gold membership.