Microsoft has revealed its lineup of games for December that will be made available for free for Xbox Live Gold members through its Games with Gold promotion.
Xbox One owners will be given the opportunity to download The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing between December 1 and December 31 and Thief between December 16 and January 15. Xbox 360 owners can proceed to download a digital copy of CastleStorm between December 1 to December 15, and then finish off the year with Sacred 3 between December 16 to December 31. Microsoft is offering a bonus Xbox 360 game, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, at the same time Sacred 3 is available.
As a reminder, you’ll need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to take part in the Games with Gold promotion and all Xbox 360 games are backwards compatible on the Xbox One from now on.
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I played through Van Helsing on pc and it "wasn't bad". The difficulty settings were a bit wonky. Choosing the harder difficulties just gives the mobs more hp and damage, so you end up running around in circles while you chip away at them. Fortuneately, you can change it at any time.