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Pick new free games for Xbox One and Xbox Series X this weekend (Image: MICROSOFT)

Thanks to Games with Gold, Hover will be available to download and play for free on Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles on October 16.

The classic Resident Evil Code: Veronica X can also be added to your collection on the same date at no extra cost.

But right now, there are better free games to download as part of a limited-time service that just went live.

Free Play Days is a Microsoft initiative that allows you to try out full Xbox games for a limited time.

Three games are included, and many of them are already available to play on Xbox Game Pass.

However, for those with only Games with Gold, it’s a perfect time to try out new titles.

This month gamers can download Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Dirt 5 and Borderlands 3.

The cool thing about Dirt 5 is that it includes Xbox Series X upgrades, making it a perfect next-gen title to pick up.

All three games are free to play through Monday, October 17, with all their content included.

To download them on console, Games with Gold owners can click the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and open the Gold members area to find the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox.

And for those who enjoy what they experience, you can download every game at a discounted price until the event ends.

The current discounts are as follows:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection: Standard Edition (39.99 SRP) 50% Off: $20.00

  • Halo: Range (9.99 SRP) with 50% off: $5.00
  • Halo 3: ODST (4.99 SRP) with 50% off: $2.50

Borderlands 3: Standard Edition (59.99 SRP) with 67% off: $19.80

Dirt 5: Standard Edition ($59.99 SRP) with 70% off: $18.00

Halo: Master Chief Collection is a well-known and popular bundle of classic Halo games that comes with various upgrades and multiplayer content.

Dirt 5 is the latest in the famed Rally series and comes with next-gen upgrades for those with an Xbox Series X console.

Borderlands 3 is the latest in the popular looter shooter series and is still supported by free updates.

And descriptions for each game can be found below, courtesy of Microsoft:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

To celebrate Season 8 and our final collection update for 2021, play Halo: The Master Chief Collection for free during Free Play Days this weekend. Enjoy 100 levels of new seasonal unlocks and content such as new armor, a new matchmaking map, and campaign collectibles in Halo 3.

Borderland 3

The original looter shooter returns in a mayhem-filled adventure! As one of four Vault Hunters, pack a myriad of weapons, blast through new worlds and enemies, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

Dirty 5

Access the full Codemasters extreme racing title, including a star-studded Career mode featuring Troy Baker and Nolan North, the groundbreaking Playgrounds arena maker, thrilling online action, fun party games and more.

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