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Xbox One And Xbox 360 Free Games With Gold Detailed For December 2017

Four more free games are on the way.

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The end of the month is in sight, so Microsoft has revealed the next batch of games that will be available for free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As usual, December's Games With Gold lineup consists of four games spread across Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Xbox One's free games for the month will be Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide and Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition. The former is a co-op first person shooter that you can download for free from December 1 to December 31. The latter, meanwhile, is an episodic adventure game from The Walking Dead developer Telltale. You can download it free of charge from December 16 until January 15.

On Xbox 360, you can grab rhythm action game Child of Eden for free for the first half of the month, while hack-and-slash title Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is free of charge for the second half. Both of these titles are playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility.

Of course, you can also grab some of November's free Xbox Games with Gold for a little while longer. Xbox One's TrackMania Turbo and Xbox 360's Deadfall Adventures are both free through November 30, while Telltale's Tales From the Borderlands is available free of charge until December 15. But if you've already grabbed those, check out December's full Xbox Games with Gold lineup at the bottom of this article or take a look at some Xbox One Black Friday game deals in the bullet points below.

December 2017 Free Xbox Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Warhammer: End Times - Verminitide (December 1 - December 31)
  • Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition (December 16 - January 15)

Xbox 360

  • Child of Eden (December 1 - December 15)
  • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death (December 16 - December 31)
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Vermintide is here for all to enjoy -- rejoice!

....and STAY WITH YOUR TEAM. No, you don't need a headset (I mean you should, but it's fine either way).

Stay with your team. Block-bash first, attack 2nd.

4K users: Options, Display, set interface scaling to at least 150%. 200% is effectively full-screen UI, which is what I use due to the distance across my living room. Also recommend setting X-axis and Y-axis to at least 5.0 (default is 2.0).

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Interesting lineup, I'm excited to give 'em all a try!

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The positive side is that I won't have extra games to add to my backlog. Terrible month. Maybe Game Pass will add something good.

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@phbz: Download Vermintide immediately. Totally worth it. It's basically L4D3.

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crap crappity crap

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Verminide is excellent fun:

1. It's the Left 4 Dead #3 we never got.

2. It's an excellent use of the Warhammer license.

3. It works solo (w/bots) co-op w/friends, and random MP matchmaking.

4. You get a piece of loot (or more) each level, and there's a whole crafting, modding, and rerolling system tied to those weapons/armor/trinkets.

The only thing you need to know is the same as L4D and L4D2: Stay together, and always push-block!

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@Pyrosa: Push block?

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@siarhei: While blocking, if you also attack, it staggers ALL of the enemies adjacent to you in a generous angle. This is the way to win (i.e. conserve heath + kill them all).

Also (fun to note), blocking auto-protects in ALL directions, so if you duck & hold block, anyone standing (like an archer or pyro) can shoot away while you cover them.

Just need to drop guard to rest every once in awhile, like any melee game.

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@Pyrosa: Interesting, thanks!

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Marlow Briggs is a pretty good God of War knock-off.

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Awesome, the one game I’ve always wanted but didn’t want to pay for :)

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@restatbonfire: which one?

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@fanboyman: vermintide. my friend always tried to get me to buy it

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Damn it. I knew I should have held off on Vermintide.

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I was going to buy Vermintide, so 1 game for once I want.

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Not so good.

But after all this good treatment in 2017, I dont even mind much. But I do hope it gets better for the next months

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I love how everyone is saying the games are garbage yet you probably don't even know a thing about Vermintide. VERY good game, very under appreciated.

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@Zorlac: It's got some weird quarks because of the only online thing though. The reduced population has pretty much ruined more advanced play and the singleplayer is lame because of the poor AI and you can't rely on the AI at all in harder modes, so you can't get better loot. Great game if you get some friends to play it though.

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@Barighm: So you mean to tell me that a Co-Op focused game isn't as good by yourself, and that you need to be online too!? What will we ever do with our dial-up connections!!?

In all seriousness the majority of modern gamers are working on a high speed connection of some sort. Acting like requiring an internet connection to play online in the year 2017 is like saying I'm looking for a reason to complain because the game is good and I don't actually have a reason to complain, and no offense trying to put people off of it won't exactly help the population now will it.

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@Zorlac: You seem to really like the game. I've never even heard of it. I'll certainly give it a crack, because free, but I don't really like MP, pvp or co-op. .I'm very much an SP chap so I don't hold out much hope but I'll definitely try it. Thanks for the suggestion.

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@mpl911: You can finish all levels on Easy w/bots, and still get loot. It would take a long time to grind up to advanced gear this way, as the loot is determined by difficulty + number of bonus difficulty items you decide to carry to the finish line.

Still highly recommended, even if just one playthrough of every map solo + bot co-op.

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@Pyrosa: Why would you need advanced gear? So you can grind at harder levels for even more advanced gear? Or is there a content inaccessible without better gear?

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@mpl911: I loved my time with it on steam. I'm ashamed I didn't put more time into it, but the person I played with regularly had to stop due to job obligations. Hopefully I can get into it more once it opens up to everyone on Xbox.

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Buy a PS4 instead

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@bubba_666: i'm actually in love with halo 5 4k 60fps on my xbox one x right now, haven't touched my ps4 in a minute.

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@masscrack: Yeah but I need way more than that to justify 500$. Even Dishonored 2, AC Origins, Wolfenstein 2, Titanfall 2 etc. can't get me to buy one. Mainly because I've finished (or come close to finishing them on PS4 already) lol. Had they released when the X did I may have considered it. Just not enough enhancements (yet). Maybe next year.

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@bubba_666: I've got both. Get both instead. Much better than being a lonely fanBOY on the internet trolling people you're jealous of. Try it!

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@usaoligarchy: I have both as well, the Xbox One just sits. Except for some Multimedia stuff from time to time. And I'm a middle age guy. Why would I be jealous of a bunch of children. lol?

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@bubba_666: Buy a PS4 instead of choosing whether or not to download and try out 4 free games on the xbox?

Er - no - but thanks for the great suggestion.

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@mpl911: Yep...I know it's great. I own both, that's how I know which one sit and which gets the most use.

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@bubba_666: k

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Been really trash games the last couple of months. Only decent game of the bunch of the Back to the Future game and I already own that.

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@redviperofdorne: Vermintide is REALLY good. Everyone should at least try it.

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An XB1X Enhanced game, I hope this becomes a trend.

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@chiefwiggum16: that would would be would be a would be a cool trend. Just for eye candy of course. Can't expect much from free games.

Remember when burger King had free games....yeah.

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@neoistheone: WTH man, Sneak King was the bomb lol

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@chiefwiggum16: lol

I had a game break in my hand and cut me up.lol

I was showing my wife how thin and flimsy they were and bam I bent it too much and it shattered like when you're trying to dab but the bho is too stable and pieces fly everywhere.

I had to wear a patch on my eye for a week. My bad eye then became my good eye.

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@chiefwiggum16: Yes! And the other one Big Bumpin!

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Hopefully Santa can bring some good games to the gamers that deserve them because Microsoft isnt.

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@neoistheone: That's why black friday/cyber monday exist

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Past few months been pretty weak. Although, hard to complain about free games.

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B2f I guess.

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Oh dear. I love GwG but this isn't a good month...

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@nibbin1191: It's probably the best looking there. I hate Telltale games so won't bother with the Back to the Future thing, eden just looks dull and the other thing looks pretty poor (and old).

I'll try Vermintide though.

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@mpl911: Well get used to it, Microsoft being greedy with the games this holiday. I hope after EA backlash everybody on Xbox side turns towards Microsoft stupid ass loot boxes in their games also.

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@legendaryh1tman: Yeah me too, Gears 4, Forza and Halo all have them with Micro transactions and they need to be punished...badly. I'd love for that law to pass and every single transaction would have to be refunded.

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@chiefwiggum16: I agree, Microsoft thought they were getting away with this but the gaming community is fighting back. Now we need to insure we are not hypocritical with the dire situation and insure Microsoft fully understands this. Any type of micro dealing with any random loot box, req pack what ever is gambling.

There are other ways to make money off DLC, like paid skins, emotes, etc. But paid chance to win loot boxes. Hell no. I purchased Xbox Scorpio and will not be buying any games with this system, I will not buy Forza MotorSport 7 which is the only MotorSport game to this date I don't own. This greedy exploitation of gambling micros needs to end. Period

I have a son who I plan to give my Day One Xbox. Last thing I need is him getting a gambling addiction because of this flawed loot box craze going on in the industry. Phil Spencer if you read this somehow, change this system while you still can avoid the social media storm that can greatly hurt your business.

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@legendaryh1tman: I stopped with Forza 6 Been a Horizon owner only since then. I waited on Halo 5 till it was half off and same for Gears 4, they used to be day one for me full priced but I need to punish them somehow.

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