- Games with Gold brings four new free titles in December 2021 for subscribers.
- The list of games includes The Escapists 2, Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition, Orcs Must Die!, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.
Microsoft announced the four Games with Gold program titles that Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass members will receive in December 2021. In the last month of the year, the company is making available $69.96 worth of games, including The Escapists 2 and Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition. Also, through Backwards Compatibility, you will be able to play Orcs Must Die! and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.
On Xbox One and Xbox Series X (S), throughout December 2021, members will get The Escapists 2 ($19.99 ERP). And from December 16 through January 15, Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition ($24.99 ERP) will be available at no extra cost.
On Xbox 360, Orcs Must Die! ($14.99 ERP) will be free until December 15. Finally, on December 16 and through the end of the month, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet ($9.99 ERP) will also be available for free.
You can also see the November 2021 games here.
Xbox Live Gold vs. Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Live Gold gives you exclusive access to free games through the “Games with Gold” program every month. In addition, the subscription gives you full access to online gaming and game discounts. If you are not a subscriber, you can always find good deals at the Microsoft Store.
The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service is a monthly subscription with the same benefits as the Xbox Live Gold membership. However, you also get unlimited access to download and play over 100 high-quality games on Xbox One or Windows gaming PC. You can join the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate following this link.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X is the next-generation console from Microsoft that features AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures and 16GB of memory, offering 12 teraflops of processing power, allowing up to 4K resolution and up to 120fps gameplay. The Series X costs $499.99, and you can order it now at the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft also offers the smaller Xbox Series S alongside the Xbox Series X, a slightly less powerful console version targeted at 1080p and 1440p gaming. However, it plays next generations games, and it only costs $299.99. The console is available now, and you can order it at the Microsoft Store. If you cannot decide which one you should buy, this guide will help you determine the best console for you.