Xbox has announced the Xbox Games With Gold series for December and, as usual, includes two Xbox One games and two older generation games.
There are four games to be won this month. These are The Escapists 2 on Xbox One, Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition on Xbox One, Orcs Must Die on Xbox 360 and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet on Xbox 360. Of course, thanks to Xbox’s backward compatibility features, anyone with an Xbox Series X / S or Xbox can One can download and play all four of these games.
The Escapists 2 is a game about escape … be it from snowy tundras to deserts and more. You and up to three friends can team up to escape some of the toughest prisons in the world, and you can do so by following the rules, learning the routines, and discovering the best in each location. The Escapists 2 is valued at $ 19.99 and can be downloaded from December 1st through December 31st. Read our opinion on this in Game Informer The Escapists 2 Review.
Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition is the entire base game of the island dominance simulation, but with the additional add-ons Hostile Takeover and The Big Cheese. In this game, you can watch the growth of an island from its early colonial days through to the 21st. Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition is valued at $ 24.99 and is available for download from December 16 to January 15. For more information, see Game Informer Tropico 5 review.
In Orcs Must Die you slip into the role of the mighty war mage. As this character you have to defend 24 fortresses against a multitude of bestial enemies, using traps, weapons and magic of course. First in a line to spawn multiple sequels, you can experience the franchise launch from December 1st to 15th. Orcs Must Die is $ 14.99. Read our thoughts on this in Game Informer Orcs Must Die Review.
The last free game this month is Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. In this 2D action-adventure, you will explore unique environments as you try to reach the center of the mysterious shadow planet. Prepare to solve some puzzles and defeat alien creatures from December 16 to December 31. This game costs $ 9.99. If you’re curious about what to expect in this film, stop by Game Informer Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Review.
Are you looking forward to picking one up? Let us know in the comments below!