Xbox Series X: What are the free games in December 2021? (Games With Gold)

Like every month, Microsoft unveils new games for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One that will be offered as part of the program. Games with Gold for subscribers of Xbox Live. In addition to your subscription allowing you to play online, to have access to exclusive content, special promotions on some games and certain DLCs, you have free access to several games.

For the month of December, Microsoft offers four new games with two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games.

These four games are to be picked up from December 1, 2021 until January 15, 2022. Note that all four games can be picked up and are compatible on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One.

The Escapists 2 (€ 19.99) – Xbox One – Available December 1-31

The first game of December therefore sets The Escapists 2, a cooperative game in which you will be able to join up to three of your friends to form the ultimate team and imagine the craziest escapes in the most secure prisons in the world!

Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition (€ 24.99) – Xbox One – Available December 16, 2021 – January 15, 2022

Ready to become the “best” dictator on the planet? Check out Tropico 5 next month on Xbox. With the Penultimate Edition you will have access to The Big Cheese and Hostile Takeover expansions that will allow you to rule your dynasty from the early days of colonial times until the 21st century!

Orcs Must Die 3 (€ 14.49) – Xbox 360 – Available December 1-15

Orcs Must Die 3 is an action-strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a powerful war mage loaded with weapons, spells and deadly traps. In this game, you will have to defend 24 fortresses against a horde of bloodthirsty enemies.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (€ 9.49) – Xbox 360 – Available December 16-31

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a 2D action adventure game. You will progress to the heart of the mysterious Shadow Planet through unique environments to face strange creatures, solve complex puzzles and harness alien technologies to improve your ship while fighting to save your home world.

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All you have to do is log into your Xbox One or Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S system, and go to the “Microsoft Store”, then to the Gold program category. The games of the month will be available here on the 1st and 16th of each month.


Don’t have your Xbox Series X (or S, One) handy? You can still add free Games With Gold games to your library. To do this, go to to access Gold Games and place them in your games awaiting download on your console (or via the Xbox app on your smartphone).


subscription Supports Price Yearly price
1 month Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S 6,99€ 83,88€
3 months Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S 19,99€ 79,96€
12 months Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S 59,99€ 59,99€
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