Free Xbox One/360 Games With Gold for December 2016 Revealed

Here's all the free games you'll get on Xbox in December.

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Now Playing: GS News Update: Free Xbox One & 360 Games With Gold for December 2016

Burnout Paradise, the critically acclaimed open-world racer from Criterion Games, will be available to play on Xbox One through backwards compatibility in December. The title is also part of the month's Games with Gold promotion, so you can download it for free.

The other Xbox 360 game that will also be available as part of Games with Gold is Housemarque's platformer Outland. From the Xbox One side, Outlast and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will be available.

If you haven't already, be sure to grab November's free Games with Gold titles, which are Super Dungeon Bros, Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, as these games will be replaced in December.

December 2016 Games With Gold Lineup

Xbox One

  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Available throughout December)
  • Outlast (Available from December 16 until January 15)

Xbox 360

  • Burnout Paradise (Available from December 16 until December 31)
  • Outland (Available from December 1 until December 15)

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jj2112

Ok, will Paradise be the basic version or the one with the free update? (don't know the diference, I've always played the updated one)

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seventizz

nope rubbish id rather play with the wii then these games

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Mickpunx

@seventizz: Do it then, instead of complaining. What games would you have added? There's quite a variety of games here, what's not to like?

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RighteousNixon

I love Burnout. I really wish they would release a new game for that series. Burnout Revenge was amazing. Still play it from time to time!

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twztid13

Sucks when you already own all of the games. I knew I shouldn't have bought Sleeping Dogs DE, even when it was on sale. I should have known that when I bought the ps3 version & all DLC & never finished it, but that's how I talked myself INTO buying it (I'll definitely play it since I'm into the story further than I'd be starting a new game, I thought... then I realized I owned the ps3 version and had to start fresh, although no saves carry over on X1 anyway unless you upload them to the cloud saves).

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kanekan-slaugh

pretty good games..... sadly I bought most of them already

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DEVILTAZ35

@kanekan-slaugh: Pity they don't throw in Virginia, strange but interesting game but not really worth buying but worth playing once :)

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METALION

Revenge I want Burnout REVENGE GOD DAMN IT!!!

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DEVILTAZ35

@metalion: i still have that on disc :) . I think i have every burnout game on disc except the original for the 1st Xbox.

I remember Revenge was the only game i knew of that anyone played on 360 at launch here in Australia. In some ways that game has never been surpassed.

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METALION

@deviltaz35: I still have mine on disk, just eternally waiting for it to be backwards compat.

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DEVILTAZ35

@metalion: Yeah it would be good , much less reason to have too many consoles connected lol

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B-boy

crappy games

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RighteousNixon

@B-boy: Crappy opinion.

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mpl911

@B-boy: You forgot to say "in my opinion". And your opinion clearly differs to all the other opinions below.

I have to agree with Warlord_Irochi below - MS are giving 4 games away for no extra money (ie, "free") this month, BP (Metacritic score 88), Outlast (mc score 80), Sleeping Dogs (mc score 75) and something I've never heard of, Outland (ms score 84). I intend to d/l them all and play them, because I'm happy to try games I would never have thought of trying before. I did that with "Sunset Overdrive" a few months ago and was blown away - it was absolutely brilliant. If you have genuinely tried these 4 games before and think they are indeed crappy then that's your opinion and, of course, your opinion is as valid as anyone else's. If, on the other hand, there's one or more games there you haven't tried, why don't you d/l them (I repeat; for nothing) and try them, then make up your mind. It may seem a hassle, and of course, it's miles easier to just type c r a p p y _ g a m e s and have done with it but you may just find something you enjoy...and that's what most of us are here for.

Give it a try - you never know...

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twztid13

@mpl911:"You forgot to say 'in my opinion'."

Surely everyone on any forum these days would know instinctively that every single post that isn't a link or a quote is opinion. I honestly don't think that should have to be stated, and I honestly don't think it would change anyone's responses to that user's post (which would be the point of stating that, since I refuse to believe that anyone, anywhere can think that a post which is extreme on either end of the spectrum could actually be a fact, and need this clarification to know otherwise).

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RighteousNixon

@twztid13: Sadly, that isn't the case at all. In my expereince with gaming boards over the last 15+ years, its very evident that a LOT of gamers have little understanding of what subjective and objective means and they truly believe thier opinions are superior to others. They really don't get that there is no right or wrong and that everyone is not only entitled to thier opinion, but also that thier opinion is no more valid than anyone else's. So people should always use an IMO when stating thier opinion about the qualaity of a particular game. I always do.

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Mickpunx

@B-boy: stop whining

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seventizz

@mickpunx: no you stop whining

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Warlord_Irochi

@B-boy: Not a single one of those games is "crappy"
Those 15 likes you got is a scary statement of how the criteria of the average game has rotten in recent years.

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Zenopants

@Warlord_Irochi: More a sad indictment on a certain demographic's sense of entitlement.

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Warlord_Irochi

@Zenopants: Soon there will be a list of the games that the "TrueGamer" bust play and which must not if he doesn't want to be a pariah... If there isn't one already.

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rik_lrik572

Sweet was going to buy sleeping dogs but it's gonna be free

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DEVILTAZ35

What is Outland and Outlast?

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FlameVegaXV

@deviltaz35: outlast is one of the best horror games ever made imo. Should definitely check it out heard outland is a pretty good action platformer.

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DEVILTAZ35

@FlameVegaXV: Ok thanks, i am not so much into horror games unless it has puzzles to solve though but i'll check it out :) . Aren't there too many platformers now :) . I haven't even finished Ori and the Blind Forest. Hate to say but as pretty as it is i am finding it really boring and samey.

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chiefwiggum16

**** me sideways I just bought Outlast last week. Oh well, never played Sleeping Dogs and always wanted to.

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Barighm

That's a good month. Thought it said Sleeping Dogs was the other 360 game. That would have rocked.

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DEVILTAZ35

@Barighm: It was rather poor on 360 though

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LPDisturbedHU

@Barighm: Mmmmm not so much. It was a GWG in the past so I'd be slightly annoyed. lol

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jasonredemption

Does this mean Burnout Paradise is getting added to the backwards compatibility program?

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emptycow718

@jasonredemption: yes

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sladakrobot

@jasonredemption: every gwg x360 game is bc

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Sam3231

Haven't played Sleeping Dogs or Outland yet! Yes!

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DEVILTAZ35

@Sam3231: Sleeping dogs is not bad but the driving is really awful. However combat is great and the story is actually good too. Great acting for the most part.

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Sam3231

@deviltaz35: Yeah I can't wait to play it. I have only heard good things from it.

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DEVILTAZ35

@Sam3231: It can be really fun just wish the driving was better. It seems only Rockstar understand how to make driving fun.

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stage4saiyan

4/4 this month. All great games. Outland is a hidden gem!

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Red_Frog

Sleeping Dogs is great, good news for anybody that doesn't have it. Outland looked cool whenever I'd stumble across it, although I was always a bit leery of spending the dough on it for some reason. Looking forward to trying it!

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Pyrosa

Wow -- that's a helluva lineup!

Can't wait to get back into Burnout Paradise, and soon I won't even need the disc for it. Nice!

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sladakrobot

offtopic...if you check the reward programm,you will find the one with robots,droids and stuff.

when you check the games and movies which are qualified,you can see among them also the OG Xbox game Metal Arms ?

A sign that a og xbox game will be bc or just a mistake with the game cover?

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LPDisturbedHU

@sladakrobot: It's a promotional thing, nothing more, nothing less.

Phil confirmed like a month ago that they aren't working on OG Xbox support. lol

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Pyrosa

@sladakrobot: Wow -- nice catch! It does indeed link directly to that game in the store (which was a super-fun game, BTW).

But the link in the store is for the 360 version... Now I can't remember: Did I play this in the early days of the 360, or on the OG Xbox?

From Wikipedia:

" Metal Arms: Glitch in the System was developed by Swingin' Ape Studios and published by Vivendi Universal and Sierra Entertainment on November 18, 2003 in North America for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It was released on April 21, 2008 for Xbox 360 through Xbox Originals.[1]

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DEVILTAZ35

@Pyrosa: Cool i have this disc at home :) . Love Metal Arms. How does something that amazing never get enhanced for the next gen.

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Pyrosa

@Pyrosa: Sladak... Man, I hope you're on to something here... Probably not, but it's still interesting to think about.

I had forgotten just how many of the original Xbox games worked on the 360... There are/were 460 games. Granted, none of them had Store support, or the modern components of Xbox Live, and any DLC/expansions/patching would be difficult, but... If devs wanted to charge $3-$5 each, and we were willing to put up with some limitations, there's a lot of money to be made here! They'd just have to add the OG Xbox HW emulation to the existing 360 emulation build (which is already almost half a GB, but still...). ...and more importantly, a whole generation would be able to play games from 2 gens ago.

KOTOR or Jade Empire, anyone? Kingdom Under Fire or the original SWBF/SWBF2? BLACK?

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/legacy-devices/original-console/play-original-games

Damn... I may be firing up the dusty old 360... ;)

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sladakrobot

@Pyrosa: i would replay Panzer Dragoon Orta,RalliSport Challenge and if there is no remake of KOTOR for X1,i would play the og xbox version instead ?

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DEVILTAZ35

@sladakrobot: Challenge 2 as well :) I kept my original xbox for Conker, Rallysport challenge 2 and V8 supercars/Toca 3 with the Bathurst track and weather you can alter.

To think of all the amazing things they could do back then with something as paltry as an original Xbox by today's standards. Why aren't we seeing better innovation today?

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LoganGTA5

Well done

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jcharp

Excellent month. This might be the first time I'm actually looking forward to playing every single game offered.

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