GAMES WITH GOLD: December’s Lineup of Free Games on Xbox

Microsoft has officially announced their Games With Gold for December 2021. Included with your Xbox Live Gold subscription or Xbox GamePass Ultimate subscription are the Xbox One games The Escapists 2 and Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition, while the Xbox 360 offerings include Orcs Must Die! and Extremely Twisted Shadow Planet. Remember all of these games are backwards compatible on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Even if you don’t plan on playing them now, add them to your library for later. Free is free.

The Escapists 2 – Available December 1 – December 31

From the tundra to the desert, join up with three of your friends to form the ultimate crew and engineer the wildest escapes from some of the toughest prisons in the world. Live by the rules, attend roll call, and follow strict routines, all while secretly planning and executing your bid for freedom!

Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition – Available December 16 – January 15

In this Penultimate Edition, including The Big Cheese and Hostile Takeover add-ons, expand the reign of your dynasty from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century. Build your city’s infrastructure, plan your trading routes, and utilize new technologies, in the fifth installment of the fan favorite city-building series.

Orcs Must Die! – Available December 1 – December 15

As a powerful War Mage, defend twenty-four fortresses from a mob of beastly enemies, using all manner of weapons and traps at your disposal. No matter how you get it done, you’ll have a blast destroying rampaging monsters in this fantasy, action-strategy game.

Extremely Twisted Shadow Planet – Available December 16 – December 31

Explore unique environments in the 2D action-adventure game, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Make your way to the center of the mysterious Shadow Planet, all while solving complex puzzles and battling bizarre creatures, as you fight to save your home world.

Your Games With Gold are valued at $69.95 and has 2400 Gamerscore worth of Achievements for you to earn. What are your thoughts on this month’s Games with Gold? Let us know in our Discord or Facebook group!

Source: Xbox Wire


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