December’s Games with Gold are all about puzzle solving and dungeon crawling

Can you believe that we’re so close to the end of the year? Many people are busy planning for the holidays, or thinking of Christmas presents and feasts, while many gamers are thinking of finally starting to clear that backlog again. “Yes, this year I am definitely not just playing that one massive game that recently released!” And then the big game companies come and dump a couple of more games on the pile saying: “Don’t forget about these!”

Q.U.B.E 2 (1 – 31 December 2018) – Xbox One

In Q.U.B.E. 2 you play as Amelia Cross, an archaeologist who has awoken among the ruins of an alien landscape. With the distant help of another survivor you must manipulate the structure of this mysterious world and find a way back home. As you explore and solve puzzles to progress, thought-provoking questions about your true purpose and the origins of the structure you are navigating will need to be considered, forcing you to come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world.

Never Alone (16 December 2018 – 15 January 2019) – Xbox One

Built in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people of the Arctic to present a game experience like no other. Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer for 1- or 2-players.

Dragon Age II (1 – 15 December 2018) – Xbox 360

You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever.

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (16 – 31 December 2018) – Xbox 360

Anything goes in this classic action title. Your mission is to topple a sinister military regime by any means necessary. If it drives or flies: hijack it. If it shoots or explodes: use it as a weapon. In this playground of destruction, there are no limits and no mercy.

Remember to go and claim the games for November that are still available if you haven’t done so yet, and also that all Xbox and Xbox 360 games are backwards compatible with Xbox One.

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