Microsoft has its list of upcoming. announced Games with gold titles for December. The lineup includes The Escapists 2, Tropico 5: Penultimate Edition, Orcs Must Die! and insanely twisted shadow planet.
Developed by Moldy Toof Studios and published by Team17, The Escapists 2 builds on its predecessor as you re-enter the life of an inmate motivated to escape behind bars. Unlike the original Escapists, the sequel lets you team up with a number of friends in multiplayer as you try to plan and break out some of the toughest prisons in the world.
In contrast, Tropico 5 offers a completely different gaming experience in a construction and management simulator that starts in the early colonial days and spans four different eras to move beyond the 21st century. The penultimate edition, available through Games With Gold, also includes Tropico 5’s Hostile Takeover and The Big Cheese add-ons.
Orcs must die! and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet originally released on Xbox 360 and will be available through Backward Compatibility this month. Orcs must die! Put the player in the role of a powerful magician to defend 24 fortresses from a host of bestial enemies through tower defense gameplay.
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In Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, players are tasked with exploring a bizarre world from the comfort of their flying saucer, where gameplay revolves around battling fancy creatures and solving puzzles. IGN reviewed Insanely Twister Shadow Planet after its release, giving it an 8/10, stating that the game “makes you want more”.
The Escapists 2 will be available throughout December, while Tropico 5 will be free between December 16 and January 15. In the meantime, orcs must die! and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet will split the holiday season. The former is slated to be available between December 1st and 15th and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet from December 16th until the end of the month.
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