December Games with Gold: Ending the year with a whimper…

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With the last free games for 2017, it looks like the program is ending the year on a whimper…

How did you all enjoy the November Games with Gold selections? There’s still a few days to get a couple of them… It’s that time of the month again where we get to find out what December Games with Gold Xbox has in store for Xbox Live Gold members. As always, the two Xbox 360 games below are Backward Compatible on the Xbox One (check out our Xbox One X review in case you missed it) once they’re available on their respective dates.

Let’s check out what Xbox is offering Xbox Live Gold members in December!

Tales from the Borderlands Complete Season – Xbox One

November 16 – December 15

Tales-from-the-BorderlandsThis bundle includes the complete season (Episodes 1-5 available now) of Tales from the Borderlands, a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series.

Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness. You’ll play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. Thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs, their journey will take you on a wild ride where gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters are just some of the obstacles you’ll encounter, in this new take on the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.

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Warhammer: End Times -Verminitide – Xbox One

December 1-31 (23.96 GB)

warhammerThe world is ending… though few believe it.

The once proud city of Ubersreik now stands in ruin at the hands of the dreaded Skaven army. Few have survived their ruthless invasion.

Team up with 3 friends and work together to thin out the ratmen’s forces and drive them out of the city. Assume the role of one of five heroes, and hack, slash, smash, burn and pierce the vile Skaven using a multitude of weapons. Fight your way through the city of Ubersreik, from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

This is our last stand and only you can stem the Vermintide.

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Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition – Xbox One

December 16 – January 15 (1.95 GB)

Six months after Back to the Future Part III, the DeLorean time machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley – driverless! Marty McFly must once again go back in time, or else the space-time continuum will be forever unraveled!

Featuring Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown, Tom Wilson as Biff Tannen, and Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker, with a special appearance by Michael J. Fox, and introducing A.J. LoCascio voicing Marty McFly. Created in cooperation with movie series Co-Writer and Producer, Bob Gale.

Includes an exclusive retrospective behind the scenes video, featuring an interview with Bob Gale, and others involved in the creation of the game!

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Child of Eden – Xbox 360

December 1-15 (2.30 GB)

child-of-edenOne of the most anticipated games of 2011 for Kinect. Winner of 9 awards at E3 for innovative graphics, music, and gameplay. Child of Eden is the “multi-sensory shooter” that will send players diving into a visual matrix of synchronized music and mind-blowing visuals. It will usher forth yet another landmark game experience from the mind of renowned game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

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Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death – Xbox 360

December 16-31 (2.03 GB)

marlow-briggsA new breed of WARRIOR returns, committed to destroying the enemies of FREEDOM! No-nonsense hero Marlow never shied away from danger or trouble. But now he faces his ULTIMATE challenge. Blasting into Central America, he has an industrial evil to defeat whilst bound to an ancient Mayan Death Mask who’s had no-one to talk to for 2000 years. With cliffhanger over the top action and cinematic gameplay, Marlow Briggs takes inspiration from the best of blockbuster films, comic book heroes, and action games with its focus on relentless high-octane combat, exotic and danger filled environments and epic set pieces.

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Are you excited or disappointed about the upcoming December Games With Gold? What did you think of all the games made available for free this past year? Let us know which free game(s) you’re looking forward to the most in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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