What does an Xbox Live Gold membership grant you? Free games. Loads and loads of free games.
Each and every month you'll find a handful of gratis games to download on Xbox One, as well as a couple for Xbox 360, and they're yours to keep so long as you keep paying for the subscription. However, there is one catch to the Games with Gold promotion: they're only available to download for a few weeks apiece, and then you won't find them free again.
Luckily, we've got you covered: these are the free Xbox Live Gold games that are available in November 2018, across both consoles, and we'll keep this space updated with each month's new picks. And if you still haven't snagged October's free games, then you'll find those listed at the bottom. Hurry!
On Xbox Live Gold in November 2018
Battlefield 1 (XB1)
If you missed Battlefield 1 when it launched a couple years back, now's a hell of a time to loop back on it. Set in World War I, this first-person shooter gem delivers massive online skirmishes while also offering up poignant and powerful single-player story missions. It's free all month.
Victor Vran (XB1)
In the mood for a Diablo-esque, hack-and-slash dungeon-crawler? If so, then Victor Vran might be right up your alley. It might not be as polished as Blizzard's classic, but at the unbeatable price of totally free, you can't argue too much. This one's free through 15 November.
Race the Sun (XB1)
Race the Sun is like an endless runner game, except you're piloting a solar-powered ship through a light-obscuring wasteland of towers and shifting obstacles and doing so at a frankly insane pace. It's fast, it's fun, and it's yours for nothing from 16 November until 15 December.
Assassin's Creed (XB1/360)
Didn't play the original Assassin's Creed waaaay back when, or just want a fresh reason to dive back into the series' historical origins? It's free from 1-15 November and plays on both Xbox One and Xbox 360, so now's the time.
Dante's Inferno (XB1/360)
Largely forgotten by time, EA's Dante's Inferno was a pretty solid God of War clone with some truly grotesque environments and bosses. Not the most essential or innovative of games, but worth a button-mashing jaunt or two. Grab this between 16-30 November.
Still available in October 2018
It's not November yet... at least not as of this writing. If the calendar page hasn't dropped yet, then be sure to grab these free games before September ends.
Overcooked! is a true local multiplayer gem, tasking you and your mates with preparing a variety of meals in dangerous, hazard-filled stages. It's great for a laugh, and free all throughout October. Pull it out at your next party, assuming you have a few extra controllers handy.
Hitman: Blood Money (XB1/360)
Before the new Hitman 2 releases in November, loop back on the great last-gen Hitman: Blood Money. It's not quite as open or dynamic as the current games, but still provides entertaining execution missions with a solid amount of tactical freedom. Grab it between 16-31 October.