Games with Gold Delivers a Happy Holiday Season

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 2 Comments

Somehow, it’s already December 1, and that means it’s time for another month of free games for Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold.

Reminder: All Xbox 360 games in the Games for Gold promotion also work on Xbox One in Backward Compatibility mode too. So Xbox One users with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are technically getting at least four free games each month.

Here’s what’s free this month.

Xbox One

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
Normal price: $39.99
Free availability: December 1 to December 31

Description: Set in the renowned Warhammer Fantasy world, this four-player co-op first-person shooter is full of gorgeous graphics and immersive multiplayer gameplay. Enhanced for Xbox One X with native 4K support and more detailed textures, only help to heighten the game’s unique visual look. Choose from five characters with differing abilities and strengths in your quest to drive the Skaven out of the proud city of Ubersreik. Use the loot and crafting system to your advantage as you amass weaponry ideal for your character. You’ll have to defeat hordes of Skaven as well as many special enemy types in your quest to defeat the Vermintide!

Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition
Normal price: $19.99
Free availability: December 16 to January 15

Description: Marty’s back! In this fan-favorite adventure game, the time-traveling DeLorean returns to Hill Valley, minus a driver, and Marty must protect the space-time continuum. With creative input from the film’s producer, Bob Gale, and vocal contributions from Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox, and introducing A.J. LoCasio as Marty McFly in a stellar performance, this is a thrill ride you definitely need to buckle in for.

Xbox 360

Child of Eden
Normal price: $29.99
Free availability: December 1 to December 15

Description: Experience the breathtaking sights and sounds of Child of Eden. With sound and vision in one display of synesthesia, Child of Eden brings simple, yet intuitive controls together with unique visuals and music that adapts to your playing style. Electrify your senses with this unparalleled music-action experience from Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Q Entertainment.

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
Normal price: $14.99
Free availability: December 16 to December 31

Description: Jump into the action as Marlow Briggs in this 3rd-person hack-n-slash homage to blockbuster action movies and comic book heroes set in the Mayan jungle in Central America. Save your girl and save the planet with a little help from a 2000-year-old Mayan Death Mask.

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