Games with Gold for December 2018


Anther month of free games has arrived! As always, the Xbox one games are yours to keep as long as you maintain a gold membership while the 360 games are yours even if you drop to silver. Both titles for the 360 are available on Xbox One through the backward compatibility program.

Starting off the month is Qube 2. A puzzle adventure where you manipulate your surroundings to advance. The second half of the month will feature Never Alone. The story of a girl and a Fox as they venture through the cold in search of the source of a devastating blizzard.

Qube 2

Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awoken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home. Waking up wearing a strange suit with attached gloves, you have no prior knowledge on how you came to be in this environment. Awaiting you is a maze-like monolith, a structure that you must navigate, solving mind-bending puzzles. Use your manipulation gloves to change and adapt the architectural structure in your search to rendezvous with another survivor, finding a way off the planet. As you explore and solve puzzles to progress, thought-provoking questions about your true purpose and the origins of the structure you are navigating will need to be considered, forcing you to come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world. Features – Master eleven puzzle areas and solve over 80 individual puzzles – Explore diverse environments that expand the Q.U.B.E. world – Experience an all new adventure and brand new characters – Interact with new and improved game mechanics – Original musical score composed by BAFTA nominated composer, David Housden – Full colourblind support, using symbols as a colour aid

Never Alone

On over 50 “Best of 2014” lists, from Eurogamer to PC Gamer, from the L.A. Times to the New Yorker. Nominated for awards from DICE, GDC, SXSW, IndieCade, and more. The whole world has discovered and fallen in love with Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) — the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people. Nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the development of the game. Play as a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard which threatens the survival of everything they have ever known.

Xbox 360 players will start the month with Dragon Age II. A long RPG from a popular series by Bioware. Closing out the month will be an Xbox original, Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.

Dragon Age II

Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now. Key Features: • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make. • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land. • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior. • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go. • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

Anything goes in this Playground of Destruction. You are a lethal Mercenary. Your mission is to topple a sinister military regime by any means necessary. If it drives or flies, you can hijack it. If it shoots or explodes, you can use it as a weapon. You are free to go anywhere, destroy anything and blow the crap out of everything. In this playground of destruction, there are no limits, no barriers and no mercy.

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