Escape Holiday Stress With The Escapists 2 & More During December’s Games With Gold

Four More Titles For The Holidays

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If you’re looking for games to keep you busy this holiday season, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be covered this December. Microsoft have revealed their December games and while there’s no big name standout, a few solid titles are definitely on their way.

The Escapists 2 will be available to download from December 1st to December 31st. You and three friends will team up to try to escape some of the toughest prisons in the world. Sounds like it has you covered when it comes to the spirit of holiday togetherness, even if perhaps in a less than traditional way. Check out our review of the game for more details.

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During the second half of December you can get your strategy on with Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition. This city builder tasks you with building a dynasty over hundreds of years and includes several DLC packs for the game as well. Too often these releases are only the base game so that’s exciting. You can grab this one from December 16th to January 15th.

Orcs Must Die! puts you in the shoes of a war mage as you defend a variety of fortresses from the titular orcs. Can you keep those castles standing? Find out from December 1st to the 15th.

Finally, we close the month out with Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, a beautiful game which was far too overlooked back on the 360. This 2D adventure has you fighting your way to the center of the shadow planet. Check out a trailer below to get more of an idea what this one has to offer. You can download it from December 16th to the 31st.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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