Microsoft has gone ahead and revealed its Games with Gold lineup for the month of December. These games will be available at no additional cost for those subscribed to Xbox Live Gold, and as usual, they include two Xbox One games and two games that were originally released on the Xbox 360, though they will all work on future generations of Xbox – including the Xbox One and Series X|S – through Backwards Compatibility.
The Xbox One games are available for a full month, and they are the following:
The Raven Remastered (December 1 – December 31)
From the creators of the Book of Unwritten Tales-series, play as Constable Anton Jakob Zellner in 1964 London, who is on the hunt for the legendary master thief, The Raven. Classic murder mystery locations, high quality acting, and a compelling cast of characters are featured in a thrilling, crime story whodunit where everyone has something to hide, and the Raven is always one step ahead!
Bleed 2 (December 16 – January 15)
As the pink-haired heroine, Wryn, defend the world from an invading force of villains in seven intense levels with over twenty-five boss battles. Master the art of air-dodging and take down a relentless barrage of bad guys in this furiously fun and fast-paced action-shooter and help Wryn live up to her title as the Greatest Hero of All Time!
As for the Xbox 360 titles, each one is only available for two weeks. The games available in December are the following:
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (December 1 – December 15)
Play as fan favorites Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington as they tear apart the underworld in a quest to save the soul of the Boss. Shenanigans ensue as they wage war against the Prince of Darkness, using an arsenal of underworld-themed weapons, and soar through the air on fallen angel’s wings, in this over-the-top open-world playground.
Stacking (December 16 – December 31)
Help Charlie Blackmore, the world’s tiniest Russian stacking doll, embark on an adventure to rescue his family from the nefarious industrialist, The Baron. Explore a vintage world inhabited by living Russian dolls and jump inside them to use their special abilities to solve a wide variety of riddles and challenges, in this imaginative 3rd-person puzzle adventure game.
You can only claim the games during the period mentioned above, but you can play them for as long as you keep your Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate subscription. For Xbox 360 games, you can keep them forever, even if you cancel the subscription. You can still claim most of the games offered for this month until November 30, with Swimsanity! being available until December 15.