Two Xbox One Games With Gold December 2018 Are Now Available

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Now Playing: Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games With Gold For December 2018 Revealed

Two of December's Games with Gold are now available to download for anyone with an Xbox Live Gold subscription. If you could use a free puzzle game and an action-RPG, it's time to head to Xbox Live and add the titles to your library before they go back to regular price. One's an Xbox One game, and the other is an Xbox 360 game you can play on Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.

The Xbox One game in question is QUBE 2, a first-person puzzler that locks you in a series of rooms and has you manipulate objects to figure out how to escape. Aiding your on your mission are a pair of fancy gloves you wear that let you manipulate blocks in a number of ways that help you reach the exit or flip a switch that will power a door to let you escape.

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In our QUBE 2 review, Alessandro Barbosa wrote, "QUBE 2 makes remarkably clever changes to a formula well established by its predecessor, giving you more agency over puzzle solutions with redefined core mechanics. It means veterans and newcomers alike won’t have to suffer through an overwrought tutorial, with a gentle learning curve effectively nudging you along its growing library of tools. QUBE 2 struggles to contextualize its clever puzzles with a narrative as engaging as their solutions, but it’s still one nut that is consistently rewarding to crack."

The other game is BioWare's Dragon Age II for Xbox 360, a meaty action-RPG that gives you a good deal of choice in how the narrative plays out. In our Dragon Age II review, Kyle VanOrd wrote, "Dragon Age II makes a strong impression, pulling you through with the promise of another fun quest, another character to meet, and another beast to slay."

Between now and December 15, you can also still download the Xbox One game Race the Sun. And starting that same day, the other two Games with Gold for December will go free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers: the puzzle platformer Never Alone and the original Xbox shooter Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.

December 2018 Games with Gold

Xbox One

  • QUBE 2 (December 1-31)
  • Never Alone (December 16-January 15)
  • Race the Sun (November 16-December 15)

Xbox 360

  • Dragon Age II (December 1-15)
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (December 16-31)

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I am expecting a good lineup to start the new year. Crossing my fingers

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Don't listen to the negative hype..

~The only issue people had aside from whatever bugs etc

was that Act2 in the game reuses the map from act1

but changes up the people etc..

**This never bothered me at all.

Esp since the map was huge..

*it actually helped becvause you comprehended the map enough to know atleast somewhat wher eyou we're headed..

~I would view DragonAge3 Inquisition= as the beginning of the end for Bioware..

Inquisition was awful hot mess.....

Im just some power gamer dude who has played everything since the late 90's

& I loved Dragon Age 1 +2...

~BUT Dragon age 2 has a MAJOR problem w/ economy..

The money doesn't even come close to being balanced enough to be able to purchase..

So you are forced to create youre own rules on buying..

it's what I had to do...

There's a easy to use cheese method(I forget exactly cause its been like 7+years) but somehow you'd be able to swindle the merchants..

And you'd have no choice since 1 whole day/5 hour session of grinding would only equal 1 high end item from merchant

and you've a whole party to equip..

***Do this challenge~ ASK THE HATERS WHAT THEY HATED...

*I didn't enjoy the DLC so I only played one of em & found it lame & thus skippe dall the others.

I like the Black Emporium as it allowed you to respec!!

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Qube 2 is actually Xbox One X enhanced too which is pretty cool.

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Dragon age 2, Hahaha, the worst game ever, omg that game is atrocious load troll, forget other new or previous games this was the game that opened EA huge downfall to hell.

Mercenaries is crazy, you can destroy everything and anything and terrorform it into Afghanistan, but with Rico skydiving around the corner in just cause four it will be hard to look at mercenaries especially if someone jumps into your game blowing stuff up, because once a building is blown it's gone for ever.

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Looks like I do not need to delete anything off my hard drive this month.

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I'll probably not renew my 12months LIVE. I am no longer playing online and these games doesn't worth the amount of money I am spending on it.

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@inmycontrol: I will definitely be renewing my 12 month LIve. I play online and love Love LOVE the value I get with these free games. So worth it. One of the best deals around.

But thanks for the heads up.

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@inmycontrol:Thanks for the heads-up, bro. We were on the edge of our seats today, wondering if "InMyConTroL" was going to renew or not.

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@tarc0917: As a subscriber I am not satisfied with the games they're giving every month. Few years ago we didn't have many games so we always had good options, now it's just these semi-indie games. Enjoy your QUBE.

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@inmycontrol: lol puzzle games are cool. It's good to play games that actually make you think to solve them. Plus you can just get game pass if you want amazing value.

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@tarc0917: lol.