Xbox Games with Gold for December 2021 Lineup

Microsoft has announced its free Xbox Games with Gold lineup for December 2021 for Xbox Live Gold / Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. This month you get games like The Escapists 2, Tropico 5 & Orcs Must Die! Read on for the rest…

Xbox Game Pass seems to be where the big titles are at!

Check Out the Xbox’s December 2021 Games with Gold Trailer:

Xbox – December 2021 Games with Gold

To quote the official Xbox Wire announcement:

It’s time to announce the December Games with Gold lineup! On Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, join your friends and plot ingenious prison breaks in The Escapists 2, and run your island nation as you see fit in Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition.And for our classic lineup via Backward Compatibility, take out an orc army in Orcs Must Die!, and battle bizarre creatures in the 2D platformer Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.

Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. So will Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who receive all the fantastic benefits of Gold plus access to over 100 high-quality games with Xbox Game Pass.

The Escapists 2
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!

Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition
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.

Orcs Must Die!
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.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
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.

Kingdom Two Crowns or Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition (depending on what region you live in)
This is an extra Xbox One game is still available for the first half of December from the November 2021 free games lineup.