The Xbox Games with Gold December 2019 lineup was revealed today. As usual, Xbox Live Gold members get to play four games for free for a limited time, two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360. The December roster brings Jurassic World Evolution, Insane Robots, Toy Story 3, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD. As you may have noticed, there isn’t any colossal game or a title that may serve as an appetizer for a big upcoming release, but at least this is a diverse offer that should satisfy most tastes.
Xbox Games with Gold December 2019 lineup
Let’s take a closer look at the four games, including the availability times and estimated retail prices. Of course, Xbox Live Gold members get to play the following games for free.
Insane Robots ($19.99 ERP): Available from December 1 to December 31 on Xbox One
Contrary to what you may think, Insane Robots isn’t a crazy arena battler; it is in fact a card strategy game set in randomly generated arenas. It features a single player campaign as well as 1v1 multiplayer battles.
Jurassic World Evolution ($49.99 ERP): Available from December 16 to January 15 on Xbox One
Jurassic World Evolution is Frontier Developments’ Jurassic Park simulator. This is mostly for fans of the movies and as the name subtly implies, it’s an evolution of the sim genre that the studio fine-tuned with the release of Planet Zoo. Sadly, this game is lacking in dinosaurs.
Toy Story 3 ($9.99 ERP): Available from December 1 to December 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Toy Story 3 is obviously a movie tie-in that is mostly aimed at the younger players. The cartoon graphics helped it age properly, considering that it was released in June 2010. Yes, almost a decade ago.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD ($14.99 ERP): Available from December 16 to December 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate isn’t a spring chicken either; it was released in 2013 originally for Nintendo 3DS, making the jump a few months later to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It was a little divisive but it was relatively well-received.