Games with Gold: December 2016

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 5 Comments

Games with Gold: December 2016

It’s December 1, and you know what that means: Another 4 free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, courtesy of Games with Gold.

Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion also work with Xbox One in Backwards Compatibility mode too. So it’s a great time to be an Xbox One owner.

Here’s what’s free this month.

Xbox One

sleeping

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Normal pricing: $29.99
Free availability: December 1-31

Description: Play as Wei Shen – the highly skilled undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You’ll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover.Destroy your opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat using an unmatched martial arts system. Dominate Hong Kong’s buzzing streets in thrilling illegal street races and tear it up in explosive firearms action. Sleeping Dogs’ Hong Kong is the ultimate playground. Undercover, the rules are different.

Bonus: The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award-winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. All 24 previously available DLC extensions from the Xbox 360 version have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point.

outlast

Outlast
Normal pricing: $19.99
Free availability: December 16 to January 15

Description: In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now.Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.

Xbox 360

outland

Outland
Normal pricing: $9.99
Free availability: December 1-15

Description: In the middle of Balance and Chaos, now stands one man whose efforts may bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction. The award-winning studio Housemarque, maker of Super Stardust HD, has teamed up with Ubisoft to create an ambitious platformer inspired by epic adventures such as the Prince of Persia series. Each player’s adventure will take him between light and darkness and force him to adapt to an ever-changing world.

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Burnout Paradise
Normal pricing: $14.99
Free availability: December 16-31

Description: Race, jump and smash through the streets of Paradise City in muscle cars, exotics, hot rods and even supercharged SUVs designed from the ground up to look beautiful whether they’re brand new or torn to pieces! Earn your Burnout Driver’s license by competing in over 100+ events including Races, Stunt Run, Road Rages and Marked Man. Compete against your friends for Time Road Rules and tear up the streets in Showtime, the all new destructive open world crashing experience. Looking for an online challenge, seamlessly connect with up to 7 buddies instantly, drive together cooperatively in over 300 Freeburn challenges or go head to head in custom created race routes across town.

 

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    ErichK Alpha Member #2471 - 3 days ago

    I play Burnout Paradise on PC, I also concur it's a great racing game.  I've re-installed it so many times and started the career from scratch it's funny, due to PC upgrades/re-installs.

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    Patrick3D Alpha Member #994 - 3 days ago

    Burnout Paradise is one of the greatest racing games ever made, the multiplayer is excellent if you can get a group together willing to focus on the challenges. I've gotten well over 100 hours of fun out of it and continue to play it for a few days every year on both PC and 360. It's basically racing meets Grand Theft Auto, but with superior handling and crashing of the Burnout series. Plenty of fun to be had exploring the city, figuring out how to do all the stunt jumps and crash through all the billboards and gates. Cars to unlock and a decent soundtrack, although GnR "Paradise City" wears thin after the umpteenth time listening to it.

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    Michael Rivers Alpha Member #2242 - 3 days ago

    Sleeping Dogs is critically acclaimed for a reason. It's definitely worth a try. Burnout Paradise great too, especially online with a few friends.

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    feek Alpha Member #1358 - 3 days ago

    Oooh awesome. Sleeping Dogs is great, love to have the definitive edition!

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    jr.flynn Alpha Member #424 - 4 days ago

    None of these games are specifically something I was looking for but the quality of the available games this month is much better than in recent months. Giving us 4 games a month has been great but I know they won't continue that forever, I wonder at what point they drop back down to 2. Maybe we will get lucky and because of BC they keep going with the 360 titles, only time will tell.