The leak related to the Games With Gold offer for December, which appeared yesterday morning, eventually turned out to be correct.
Microsoft has also officially unveiled a lineup of free games for all golden Xbox Live subscribers, and as might be expected, December will be pretty irrelevant when it comes to offering free games itself.
Namely, the Games with Gold offer is led by Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition and The Escapists 2, and there are also slightly older Xbox 360 titles such as Orcs Must Die! and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, which can be played thanks to backwards compatibility support. You can see what their availability schedule looks like below:
List of available Xbox games
- The Escapists 2 (Xbox One) – Available December 1-31
- Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition (Xbox One) – available from December 16 to January 15
- Orcs Must Die! (Xbox 360 / Xbox One) – Available December 1-15
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Xbox 360 / Xbox One) – Available December 16-31.
About the Xbox Games
The Escapists 2
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
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!
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.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
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.
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