Microsoft announces free Xbox Live Games with Gold for December

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Microsoft Corporation has just announced the new Xbox Live Gold Games that will be available to Xbox Live Gold members next month during December 2016 via the Major Nelson website.

The Games with Gold service on Xbox Live, has just become even more joyous for the holiday season as Microsoft is giving gamers a chance to play one of the best Xbox 360 racers on the Xbox One, the Burnout Paradise. This time, Microsoft is granting its subscribers four impressive games as part of the Games With Gold feature of its Xbox Live Gold member program.

As for the unsubscribed users, Gold costs $10 per month or $60 per year, and if you choose to maintain your subscription, you are definitely going to be a part of all the generous giveaways Microsoft offers every month.

The four titles this time for Games with Gold include two for Xbox One only, that are

  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition – available for the entire month of December absolutely free, with a recommended retail price of $29.99
  • Outlast – December 16 through January 15,  with a recommended retail price of $19.99 will be offered for free

and two that are compatible with both Xbox One and Xbox 360

  • Outland – December 1-15
  • Burnout Paradise – December 16-31

Take a peek at the games before they hit Xbox Live.

Xbox One

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition;

The first on the December lineup is the Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, that was launched for the Xbox 360 back in 2012, and acts as a spiritual successor to the True Crime series. The Square Enix’s open-world crime game will be up for grabs starting December 1 and is  fixated around a Hong Kong scene where players are put in the shoes of a cop Wei Shen and have to invade a local gang.


Starting December 16 the horror thriller will become a part of Games with Gole program, which is also considerably one of the best horror titles available on the Xbox One. The mystery adventure game requires players to avoid a horrifying monster in the dark while wearing a night-vision camera to see.

Xbox 360 and Xbox One


The 2D platformer will be joining the program starting December 1. The color switching mechanic action adventure game published by Ubisoft features platform jumping, solving complex puzzles, all incorporated in a stunning visual style. Get Outland here.

Burnout Paradise:

Burnout Paradise, a much requested addition to Backward Compatibility will be available for free on Xbox Live, starting December 16. The real-world driving game allows players to  drive around the scenes, avoid obstacles and start races and challenges and retains the series’ trademark over the top destruction and high speed through intersections and the fastest times between two points.

“Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.” Microsoft notes.

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