One of the very best decisions that console makers Microsoft and Sony have made, is to offer free games to those who are members of their Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus programs each month. Hundreds of dollars worth of games for free each year. It makes the pill that is having to pay to play (online) much, much easier to swallow.
The four free games being offered to Xbox Live Gold members for Games With Gold in December 2016 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
Games with Gold has four new titles for you to add to your game library for December. Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold.
For Xbox One, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition joins Decemberâ€™s Games with Gold with explosive action fueled by a mix of deadly martial arts, as well as the first-person survival horror game, Outlast. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, Xbox Live Gold members can start the month playing the highly-rated adventure game, Outland, and then the ultimate racing game, Burnout Paradise.
As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so get Xbox Live Gold now to get in on the action!
*Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition ($29.99 ERP): Available from December 1-31 on Xbox One
*Outlast ($19.99 ERP): Available from December 16- January 15 on Xbox One
*Outland ($9.99 ERP): Available from December 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
* Burnout Paradise ($14.99 ERP): Available from December 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
On December 1, fight as an undercover cop in the open-world action-adventure game that has been infused with visual upgrades and packed with even more high octane action. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition pushes the drive-and-guns open-world genre with a truly compelling story as an undercover Hong Kong detective. With critically acclaimed combat, a huge variety of vehicles, and countless side quests as all DLC is included, this game provides nonstop thrills in the vibrant and gritty streets of Hong Kong.
Then on December 16, in Outlast, play as the investigative journalist, Miles Upshur, who finds himself trapped in a nerve-racking mental asylum whose patients have been twisted by a dark secret. Lacking weapons, Miles can only run or hide to escape the asylumâ€™s terrifying inhabitants, inspiring the chilling fear of a helpless survival horror game.
On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, Outland is free to Xbox Live Gold members on December 1! Bridge the gap between balance and chaos, or doom the world to destruction in Outland, a polarity-shifting 2D platformer. With a gorgeous visual style and unique light-shifting gameplay system, youâ€™ll be wowed by the art while you adapt to a constantly changing world!
Last but certainly not least, join DJ Atomika to race, jump, and smash through the streets of Paradise City on December 16. Crashing cars has never been as much fun as in Burnout Paradise. Bringing an open-world to the classic eye-watering speed and spectacular crash-heavy racing game, Burnout Paradise lets you earn your Burnout Driverâ€™s license by competing in over 100 events including Races, Stunt Run, Road Rages, and Marked Man.
Another solid month, highlighted by Sleeping Dogs and Outlast. And more exciting? I haven’t played and don’t own any of them! OK—exciting for me, anyway.