Xbox Games with Gold December 2021: The Escapists 2, Tropico 5 and More
Xbox Games with Gold is Microsoft’s monthly game selection for subscribers. Players can redeem and install these games to keep for as long as they retain their subscription.
Next month, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get exclusive access to four titles for a limited time as part of the Games With Gold program. The offered titles will include The Escapists 2 and Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition, along with classic titles Orcs Must Die! and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet through Microsoft’s Backward Compatibility.
The Escapists 2 (Dec. 1 – Dec. 31)
From the tundra to the desert, join up with three of your friends to form the ultimate crew and engineer the wildest escapes from some of the toughest prisons in the world. Live by the rules, attend roll call, and follow strict routines, all while secretly planning and executing your bid for freedom! The Escapists 2 usually retails for $19.99 USD.
Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition (Dec. 16 – Jan.15)
In this Penultimate Edition, including The Big Cheese and Hostile Takeover add-ons, expand the reign of your dynasty from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century. Build your city’s infrastructure, plan your trading routes, and utilize new technologies, in the fifth installment of the fan favorite city-building series. Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition is a $24.99 value.
Orcs Must Die! (Dec. 1 – Dec. 15)
As a powerful War Mage, defend twenty-four fortresses from a mob of beastly enemies, using all manner of weapons and traps at your disposal. No matter how you get it done, you’ll have a blast destroying rampaging monsters in this fantasy, action-strategy game. Under normal circumstances, you’d have to pay $14.99 for Orcs Must Die!.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Dec. 16 – Dec. 31)
Explore unique environments in the 2D action-adventure game, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Make your way to the center of the mysterious Shadow Planet, all while solving complex puzzles and battling bizarre creatures, as you fight to save your home world. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a $9.99 USD value.