Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the end of November right behind it. With the end of this month, comes the lineup for Xbox Live's Games With Gold for the month of December. Continuing from Games With Gold in November, Xbox One owners will get access to the Xbox 360 games as well as the games available on their own console. The games on Xbox 360 will have backwards compatibility support for Xbox One users and regardless of the console that you're using, you'll be able to play any multiplayer game in this lineup with any of your friends who might be on a different console.
Xbox One users will be able to download The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing through the entire month. The action RPG was developed by NeoCore Games and was met with positive critical reception, enough to get two sequels made after its release. The second game available for gamers on the Xbox One is Thief, developed by Eidos Montreal and Square Enix. In Thief, you play as master thief Garrett in a world mixed with fantasy and steampunk elements. Thief will be available for free from December 16 until January 15.
Those looking forward to the Xbox 360 lineup can look forward to an extra game being released for the holidays: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. The tactical shooter was developed by Codemasters and will be available from December 16 to December 31. From December 1 to December 15, players will have access to the arcade game CastleStorm. It was released in 2013 by Zen Studios and has seen a release on every major gaming platform since then. The final game for Xbox 360 is Sacred 3, a hack-and-slash brawler game developed by Keen Games and released in August 2014. The game is part of the Sacred series, but it was not met with as much of a positive reception as other games in the series. Sacred 3 will be available from December 16 until December 31.
Xbox One owners will still have access to the Xbox 360 games in this lineup, as backwards compatibility support will be instated for these games as they are released. Every game in this lineup will be free to download only during the dates in which they are freely available, so make sure to get them while you can if you're interested in any of these titles.