With the New Xbox One Experience launch last month, backward compatibility for the Xbox One is in full swing. Starting in November, all Xbox 360 games going forward on the monthly free Games with Gold will be playable on your Xbox One as well. As an extra gift for the holidays, December Games with Gold will have gamers snagging two Xbox One titles and three backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles, making a total of five games playable on the Xbox One.
Let’s check out what Xbox Live Gold members can snag for free in the month of December, and don’t forget to grab November’s Games With Gold before they disappear!
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing – Xbox One
Put on your wide-brimmed hat, grab your weapons and embark on an incredible adventure in the gothic-noir world of Borgovia, where mad science threatens the fragile peace between monster and mortal. Be Van Helsing, monster-hunter extraordinaire and save the day with your charming and beautiful companion, Lady Katarina (who happens to be a ghost, by the way). Explore the savage wilderness in the mountains and the soot-stained brick districts of a grim metropolis twisted by weird science, and don’t forget: you might never know who the real monsters are!
Thief – Xbox One
December 16 – January 15 (19.25 GB)
Garrett, the Master Thief, steps from the shadows into the City, a treacherous place ruled by a tyrannical Baron and his brutal Watch. When the citizens rise in bloody revolution, Garrett’s thieving skills are all he can trust as he walks a fine line between politics and the people, revealing a darker secret that threatens to tear his world apart.
CastleStorm – Xbox 360
December 1-15 (297.75 MB)
It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!
Sacred 3 – Xbox 360
December 16-31 (6.89 GB)
Sacred 3 is an arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash game for up to four players, set in the war for Ancaria. Choose from legendary heroes and fight together against the rise of evil. You will face hordes of grimmocs, brute beasts, legions of mercenaries and undead wizards. Develop your character’s skills and abilities and band together to use powerful co-op abilities and tactics. Victory is Ours. Glory is Mine.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising – Xbox 360
December 16-31 (6.28 GB)
Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising™ takes gamers as close to war as they’ll ever want to get; recreating the brutal reality of the modern combat experience in stunning detail. Through an epic single and multiplayer campaign set on a vast open-world battlefield, Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising™ challenges players to survive the chaos and rapidly evolving situations of contemporary warfare.
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