What you need to know
- Every month Microsoft gives Xbox Live Gold members four free games.
- In December, you can download titles like Jurassic World Evolution and Toy Story 3.
- You need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to access Xbox One games, Xbox 360 titles are yours forever.
- You can purchase Xbox Live Gold subscription through Amazon.
Today, Microsoft announced December 2019's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Starting on December 1, Insane Robots and Toy Story 3 will be free with the subscription. Then, on December 16, Jurassic World Evolution and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD can be downloaded at no cost. You need an active Xbox Live membership to play the Xbox One games, but the 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.
According to Microsoft, December's lineup provides almost $95 in value and up to 3,585 in Gamerscore. You can read about the free games below.
Toy Story 3
Jurassic World Evolution
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD
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 Jurassic World Evolution and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD because they're incredible titles.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold into one package. The monthly subscription fee goes up to $15 a month, but you gain access to over two hundred games instantaneously.
Best of the best
It'll last you a couple of months
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.