Just as December begins, so does the final Games with Gold waves of 2021. Starting up the announced schedule, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are now able to claim two games, them being The Escapists 2 for Xbox One and Orcs Must Die! for Xbox 360.
These games include backward compatibility support, allowing newer Xbox consoles to also play them natively. Thanks to this, The Escapists 2 is available to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S owners, while Orcs Must Die! is playable across those console families and the Xbox 360.
Use the links below to directly claim the games to a Gold activated account:
The Escapists 2: Available December 1 to 31
The Ultimate Prison Sandbox! Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels. You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines, all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom!
Orcs Must Die!: Available December 1 to 15
Slice them, burn them, skewer them, and launch them - no matter how you get it done, orcs must die in this fantasy action-strategy game from Robot Entertainment.As a powerful War Mage with dozens of deadly weapons, spells, and traps at your fingertips, defend twenty-four fortresses from a rampaging mob of beastly enemies, including ogres, hellbats, and of course, a whole bunch of ugly orcs.
For those who missed it, Kingdom Two Crowns from the final November Games with Gold lineup still has two weeks left on its counter before it leaves the program, so grab it while it's still available. The title will be replaced by a copy of Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition on December 16.
Games claimed through these promotions are attached to accounts in different ways depending on the original launch platform. Games with Gold Xbox 360 titles continue being playable even after the Gold subscription is discontinued, but Xbox One games are only playable while the account has an active subscription.