Today, Microsoft announced December's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on December 1, 2018, Dragon Age II and Q.U.B.E. 2 will be free with the subscription. Then, on December 16, Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Never Alone can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles are yours to keep after you redeem them once. It doesn't matter if you're still an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
Dragon Age II
Dragon Age II is an extremely popular role-playing game from BioWare. It elevated the series even though it didn't look that great on Xbox 360. Playing it on Xbox One X is an absolutely treat because it fixes a lot of the performance issues that plagued the original.
Q.U.B.E. 2 is a first-person puzzle game where you control blocks. The goal is to move certain objects out from walls so that you can vault over and escape the maze.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction is an amazing experience. It takes place in an open-world environment, with elements of stealth and reputation built in. The title is set during a fictitious military action in North Korea. You take control of one of three mercenaries who have to turn a profit and prevent nuclear war.
Never Alone is a side-scrolling adventure which follows a boy and his animal companion. It's quite touching and focuses on the culture of Alaska's indigenous people.
Be sure to download all four of these games next month because many of them are great experiences. Out of all of these, we would recommend playing Dragon Age II because it's an incredible title.
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Dragon age 2 was trash. All these games blow.
^ Thanks for the hot take, edgelord. Anyway, Mercenaries was amazing. Sort of a cross between Just Cause and Bad Company, but came out years before either of those. Getting the free download means I won't need to dig out my OG Xbox game disc from a box buried in a closet. Never Alone was pretty good too, like a (slightly) happier version of Limbo.
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