Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for December, 2016. If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you should definitely be cashing in on this every month, as it provides four free games (two Xbox One and two backward compatible Xbox 360). All you have to do is claim it during the required dates.
Here are this month's Games with Gold:
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (Xbox One, December 1 - 31)
The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. All 24 previously available DLC extensions from the Xbox 360 version have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point. Alongside a wealth of new technological, audio and visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive.A vibrant, neon city teaming with life, Hong Kong’s exotic locations and busy streets and markets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. Play as Wei Shen – the highly skilled undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You'll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover.Destroy your opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat using an unmatched martial arts system. Dominate Hong Kong’s buzzing streets in thrilling illegal street races and tear it up in explosive firearms action. Sleeping Dogs’ Hong Kong is the ultimate playground. Undercover, the rules are different.FEATURES:With all previously available content included and a wealth of new improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive.• A mature, gritty undercover cop drama where a wrong decision can blow your cover at any time.• Explosive action fuelled by a seamless mix of deadly martial arts, intense gunfights and brutal takedowns.• Epic high-speed thrills: Burn up the streets or tear up the sea in a vast array of exotic cars, superbikes and speedboats.• Hong Kong is your ultimate playground: Enter illegal street races, gamble on cock fights, or kick back with some karaoke. There are countless ways to entertain yourself in Hong Kong's diverse districts.
Outlast (Xbox One, December 16 - January 15)
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now.Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.
Outland (Xbox 360, December 1 - 15)
In the middle of Balance and Chaos, now stands one man whose efforts may bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction. The award-winning studio Housemarque, maker of Super Stardust HD, has teamed up with Ubisoft to create an ambitious platformer inspired by epic adventures such as the Prince of Persia® series. Each player’s adventure will take him between light and darkness and force him to adapt to an ever-changing world.
Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360, December 16 - 31)
Race, jump and smash through the streets of Paradise City in muscle cars, exotics, hot rods and even supercharged SUVs designed from the ground up to look beautiful whether they’re brand new or torn to pieces! Earn your Burnout Driver’s license by competing in over 100+ events including Races, Stunt Run, Road Rages and Marked Man. Compete against your friends for Time Road Rules and tear up the streets in Showtime, the all new destructive open world crashing experience. Looking for an online challenge, seamlessly connect with up to 7 buddies instantly, drive together cooperatively in over 300 Freeburn challenges or go head to head in custom created race routes across town. Take down your friends and grab their mugshots across town. Take down your friends and grab their mugshots for your trophy room using the Xbox Live Vision Camera!
Of course, you still have time to grab some of this month's Games with Gold. You can claim Super Dungeon Bros (Xbox One) and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon (Xbox 360) until the end of the month, and you have until December 15 to grab Murdered: Soul Suspect (Xbox One).
The only things that you have to do to get these four games for free every month is to be an Xbox Live Gold member, and claim them between the specified dates. Remember, if you ever cancel your subscription, you get to keep the Xbox 360 games (which are always backward compatible), but you lose the Xbox One games.