Games with Gold: December 2015

Posted on December 1, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 0 Comments

Games with Gold: December 2015

It’s December 1, and you know what that means: It’s time for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to snag some more free games courtesy of Microsoft’s monthly Games for Gold promotion.

As you may recall, all Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion are now guaranteed to work on Xbox One in compatibility mode too. So that means Xbox One users are now really getting four free games each month. Normally. This month, there are actually five free months courtesy of a bonus Xbox 360 title.

Here’s what’s free this month.

Xbox One


The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 
Normal pricing: $14.99 
Availability: December 1 to 31

Put on your wide-brimmed hat, grab your weapons and embark on an incredible adventure in the gothic-noir world of Borgovia, where mad science threatens the fragile peace between monster and mortal. Be Van Helsing, monster-hunter extraordinaire and save the day with your charming and beautiful companion, Lady Katarina (who happens to be a ghost, by the way). Explore the savage wilderness in the mountains and the soot-stained brick districts of a grim metropolis twisted by weird science, and don’t forget: you might never know who the real monsters are!


Normal pricing: $29.99 
Availability: December 1 to January 15

Garrett, the Master Thief, steps from the shadows into the City, a treacherous place ruled by a tyrannical Baron and his brutal Watch. When the citizens rise in bloody revolution, Garrett’s thieving skills are all he can trust as he walks a fine line between politics and the people.

Xbox 360 (and Xbox One)


Normal pricing: $9.99 
Availability: December 1 to 15

It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!


Sacred 3 
Normal pricing: $19.99 
Availability: December 16 to 31

Sacred 3 is an arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash game for up to four players, set in the war for Ancaria. Choose from legendary heroes and fight together against the rise of evil. You will face hordes of grimmocs, brute beasts, legions of mercenaries and undead wizards. Develop your character’s skills and abilities and band together to use powerful co-op abilities and tactics. Victory is Ours. Glory is Mine.


Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising 
Normal pricing: $9.99 
Availability: December 16 to 31

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising takes gamers as close to war as they’ll ever want to get; recreating the brutal reality of the modern combat experience in stunning detail. Through an epic single and multi-player campaign set on a vast open-world battlefield, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising challenges players to survive the chaos and rapidly evolving situations of contemporary warfare.


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