December's Games with Gold Confirmed

By Rebecca Smith, 3 years ago
Microsoft's Games with Gold offer trundles onwards and Major Nelson has now confirmed the next two titles to be offered during the month of December. While nobody will be in the slightest bit surprised over the first title, the inclusion of the second is a little more mystifying.

From December 1st until December 15th, Xbox LIVE Gold members in the majority of LIVE regions will be able to download Gears of War. As one of the Xbox's flagship franchises, it was only a matter of time before a Gears of War game made an appearance in this promotion. The title can be downloaded from here

A Nightmare from Below. A Hero from Within. The planet lies in ruin - cities crumbling, Man’s greatest works fallen. Humanity is cornered, nowhere to run. The Locust Horde has risen, and they won’t stop coming. They won’t stop killing. The Coalition is desperate for soldiers. The sick, the wounded, the imprisoned are all that remain. An inmate named Marcus Fenix, once left to die, is now charged with keeping humanity alive. He can take comfort in but one fact: The human race isn’t extinct. Yet. Features - “Take cover and return fire!” with the intuitive one - button cover system to blind fire, evade, flank, and ultimately destroy the nightmarish Locust Horde. - Lead your ragtag squad as Marcus Fenix, or recruit a friend to play squadmate Dominic Santiago and complete the full cinematic campaign cooperatively - online or off. - Dominate online in Human vs. Locust squad - based multiplayer.
When I say "the majority of LIVE regions", there are certain regions in which Gears of War is not available. Although Major Nelson only specified Japan and Germany, those who can't get Gears of War will instead be able to download Halo Wars from here.

From December 16th until the end of the month, Xbox LIVE Gold members in all regions will be able to download Demiurge Studios' side-scrolling run-and-gun title Shoot Many Robots.

Shoot Many Robots is a 4-player co-op run-n’-gun action game starring robot slayer and gun aficionado, P. Walter Tugnut. From a gun that shoots garden gnome missiles to a tutu that boosts speed and damage, there are hundreds of crazy guns and gear to unlock that boost Walter’s stats – not to mention, make him look pretty. You and three friends can team up to exterminate a zillion robots while progressing through tons of missions, facing uncomfortably epic bosses, and leveling up along the way.
For those looking to complete the games, be aware that Gears of War requires players to download the FREE "Hidden Fronts Multiplayer Map Pack 2" to get the full 1250G. Unfortunately, Halo Wars players will need to purchase the "Halo Wars Strategic Options Add-on Pack" and the "Halo Wars Historical Battle Map Pack Add-on" for their completion. Those add-ons cost €9.49 / ¥1,000 each.

As for the current Game With Gold, you have just four more days, including today, to download Iron Brigade for FREE from here.
Credit for this story goes to onnovdw
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.