Soon Xbox Live subscribers will have access to a new set of free games they can play on their Xbox 360s or Xbox Ones.
Castlestorm was already free on the XB1, so that is a wash, but I am pleased with the other titles! I have been dying to play Sacred 3 (even though I hear it is pretty bad) because I thoroughly enjoyed Sacred 2. I have been wanting to play Thief as well. All of these are games I have wanted to try, but didn't really want to buy, so this list works out great for me!
Actually I have heard the opposite on Sacred 3, in that its actually pretty decent. Thief in the same boat, and I am happy to pick that up. Not sure I really care about Van Hellsing... Have the Xbox One version of Castlestorm already. Operation Flashpoint also peaks my interest but I know it was middling in terms of reviews when it came out. Overall decent finish to the year.
Sacred 3 has extremely bad user rating on Metacritic and Steam. I haven't played it yet, but I'm guessing who ever told you it was decent lied.
I enjoy the Operation Flashpoint games. You have to be much more patient & realistic in your approach. Fans of run & gun shooters won't like it. More strategic.
Sacred 2 had not so great ratings, and I loved that game. So I will give it the benefit of the doubt hehe ;).
Hey sacred 3 is mp I don't mind givin it a go. GWG value is way better when they first started. They cheaped out on it when it first started. Glad we're gettin 4 free games with BC.
@AngelicDiamond Ahem... 5 games...
@Kiwi For December only? Or is 5 games what they're doing from this point on?
Absolutely nothing about Sacred 3 is decent. They did nobody a favour by promoting this bad bad game as one of the free ones in December. Van Hellsing is also only pretty mediocre.For December this is weak.
Yep, Games with Gold better then PS+.
That's an overstatement.
Every month it's a bunch of games I have no interest in playing. These aren't deals. There is a reason nobody is buying those games. Giving them away for free isn't going to help. Free is free I guess though.
Are you the guy the decides what's good for everyone? Or are you suffering from delusions of grandeur? Pick one.
It's not a wash for those that don't have an X1 yet, which is about 70 million 360 users..
Loved Thief, very underrated and will check out Van Helsing, it's a top down game like Diablo, IIRC.
"top down game like diablo" Only i can say is Wow
Damn MS, really good stuff. I like that they are reaching for bigger games, not just indies. Always wanted to try Thief and will definitely get Operation Flashpoint.
They should have ended the year with a bang. Just cause 2 and fallout 3 for the Xbox 360. Maybe ryse and sunset overdrive for the Xbox one. Only game that I'm somewhat interested in is operation flashpoint which is probably not as good as the arma series.
Seeing both JC2 and F3 are pre-order bonuses, i highly doubt they would give them away anytime soon. OF is definitely a more approachable title than Arma. Thief is a bit underwhelming though.
Id say thief is a step in the right direction. Start giving away low rated AAA releases, I'm down with that. I usually find myself most entertained by lower review scores, as long as the games not broken. I think this game released too close to the beggining of this generation, when our expectations for a next gen game were extremely high.
Fallout 3 wasn't a preorder bonus. I bought fallout 4 digitally through the Xbox a few days after it launched and just got the code messaged to me for fallout 3 last week. Might have been a preorder bonus at retail though but the game listing on the Xbox store still indicates you get a copy of FO3
Lmfao I got just cause 2 on Xbox one from previous games with gold as well as gears of war 3 from the 360. Fallout 3 from pre ordering fallout 4. They just appeared on my uninstalled games list.
They already gave away JC2.
I didn't even know Van Helsing was coming to consoles. Not a bad diablo-esque, but the expansion to it was a bit better overall.
Very good list of titles. I have not tried any. Overall very good month for free games.
It seems... you have dont have a leg to stand on regarding how good the list is if you've never played them, I would suggest.
This lineup is just okay, and it's no where near awesome as the headline says.
People see AAA's and immediately it's awesome.
its from someone on MS payroll, not "people".
I had a bid on thief on our auction site, asked them to remove it, sneaky me, haha. It was only $4 so probably would've got out bid by someone not in the know, but just in case.
I really enjoyed Van Helsing on PC, it's definitely worth playing.
damnn my 1Tb is already running out of space, it's ridiculous.
Lucky I got 5tb from my wd 6tb my book
I bought the 500gb model on the 2nd October and currently at 93%...hoping Santa's gonna be nice and bring me additional storage for Christmas!!
500 is a joke, I don't know how I managed to survive with 500gb (actually 360gb) for a whole year. Had to keep deleting and re-installing games it was so annoying.
That's why I'm hoping to get more storage mate, I refuse to delete to have to reinstall again! I have another 2 titles on my shelf which I can't (due to my own choice) play until then...not to mention the game's I've asked for on top!! #firstworldproblems
Just bought a cheap portable 2TB drive in time for this sort of overload, should be plenty for many years I think. I figure if the average size of retail games is ~35GB (which I feel is generous when you see a list of file sizes) accounting for patches and potential DLC you have room for at least 50 full size titles plus some to spare. I would likely delete games before I hit that. Best time to pick one up with the sales on. I paid £52 for a WD ultra, but you can often find Seagate and even lower spec Toshiba/Samsung drives for few pounds less now. They are all more than good enough for Xbone.
What is the incredible adventures of van helsing lol
Wow 5 Games That Include 3 BC titles. Well done MS and I will get all of them. Best online freebies subscription service for any console. Don't forget that for those without subscription, you can get Live Gold for your first month for only $1. Now it is no better time to jump ahead.
No dude, take the fanboy goggles off, i know it's hard for ya. Both have good months and bad months, neither outshines the other...
Looks good, always wanted to check out that Sacred game.
Ah nice, i wanted to buy Thief. Hope its something i can play in long winter nights ^^.
Its a OK game. But being free makes it a lot better.
disappointed.....I want AAA games new releases on games with gold. I wanted rise of the tomb raider and fallout 4 in December.
they do this every December... you figure they would want to close out the year with very strong free games given the nature of the month and the likelihood of people buying both the console and the gold subscription... but again more very mediocre/bad games fill the lot of games for gold in the last month of the year :/
so many deals even scored some killer instinct characters for 1$
Why didn't you just buy season two for 10 bucks
?? been thinkin about getting the whole game just havnt yet hopefully this weak i can get it
Played enough of Thief when they released that on the 360 during GwG this past summer. But I suppose I'll take it. Never played the other games yet, so not bad.
Van Hellsing is a good game. (Have it on steam, didnt know it was on consoles too) Jealous of Xbox getting Thief I hope it is released on PS4 too at some point! All round a good month for Xbox Live users!
xbox is the best box.
More Xbox one games to add to my collection!
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