Here are your Xbox Games With Gold titles for December

Microsoft have announced the December Games With Gold lineup and, compared to other months throughout 2015, it could be seen as a bit of a weak note to end the year on. They are, however, giving away “an extra gift for the holidays” in the form of a fifth free game.

Starting December 1, Xbox One owners will be able to grab Diablo-like The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing all month long, with Edios Montreal’s Thief becoming available from December 16, 2015 through to January 15, 2016.

For Xbox 360 owners, you’ll be able to grab CastleStorm from December 1-15, before Sacred 3 and the aforementioned bonus game, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising bring the month to a close.

All of these games will be available to you during December provided you have an active Xbox Live Gold account. Friendly reminder to Xbox One owners, if you’ve updated to the latest firmware, you will be able to download and play any of the Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles as well thanks to backwards compatibility.

David Smith

Games and technology editor, Dungeons and Dragons fanboy and your new best friend. You can reach me at with news tips, pitches, press releases, invites, review content and more.