Game News Xbox Games with Gold: The “free” games of December 2021
Like every month, Microsoft shares with us the list of Xbox games, all generations combined, which are “offered” to players subscribing to the Xbox Live Gold service.
In November, Xbox Live Gold subscribers were treated to Moving Out, Rocket Knight, Kingdom Two Crowns, and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. December is already upon us, and four titles will be available for download at no additional cost. These are The Escapists 2, accessible from December 1 to 31, Tropico 5, from December 16 to January 15, Orcs Must Die!, downloadable from December 1 to 15, and finally Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, which can be obtained from December 16 to 31.
The escapees 2
Released on August 22, 2017, The Escapists 2 is a management and simulation game set in a prison environment. The goal ? Escape, of course. Published by Team17, the title has been a great success, helped by the publication of an incalculable number of mods and updates. The title has a very complete crafting system, many possibilities and almost infinite replayability. A dozen prisons are available in the basic content, the protagonists are almost all customizable, the multiplayer fulfills its function perfectly, and the means of escaping are quite varied. However, we regret the lengthy sequences and a certain repetitiveness in the tasks to be performed.
Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition
City-bluider and management game putting us in control of a banana republic, Tropico 5 is a fairly popular episode of the license, released in 2014. The goal is therefore to impose your island on the world stage, even if it means exploiting the people shamelessly and suppress opponents. This Penultimate Edition contains The Big Cheese and Hostile Takeover expansions that allow you to go from the early days of the colonial era to the 21st century, to face new challenges and discover the mechanics advanced trade, scientific and technological research as well as than exploration.
The orcs must die!
“In the shoes of a powerful war mage armed with weapons, spells and deadly traps, you will have to defend 24 fortresses against a horde of bloodthirsty enemies. No matter how, it will be fun to exterminate the monsters in this game at the crossroads of action and strategy”. As you will have understood from reading the pitch provided by Microsoft, the title is an action and strategy game released in 2011. Players can use a whole arsenal of weapons, traps and tools to destroy the unwary who would try to enter the fortresses.
Incredibly Twisted Shadow Planet
Released on August 3, 2011, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a 2D shooter developed by Fuel Cell, released on Xbox Live Arcade, which invites players to explore a planet full of strange creatures, mysterious technologies and puzzles. When it was released, the title frankly flattered the retina, supported by a lifespan of 5 or 6 hours and a pleasant playability, however, with some heaviness. Overall, the game had been very well received by critics and gamers.
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