08 Apr 2021 8:30 AM +00:00

Xbox Games With Gold December 2020 Countdown: Free Games Announced

UPDATE:

The games are here!

Xbox fans can get the following games over the course of December, although there's no Xbox Series X/S title as we'd hoped:

  • The Raven Remastered - December 1 - December 31
  • Bleed 2- December 16 - January 15
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell - December 1 - December 15 (Xbox 360)
  • Stacking - December 16 - January 15 (Xbox 360)
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It's almost the end of November, which means December's Games With Gold will be announced very soon.

The service is a nifty bonus for anyone subscribed to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and offers four monthly games for users to download.

Here's all we know so far.

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When are Games with Gold November free games revealed?

Unlike Sony PlayStation and the PS Plus subscription, Microsoft's equivalent service doesn't have a set time or day for reveals.

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With Sony, it's quite simple. The PS Plus games are revealed on the final Wednesday of a month and go live on the first Tuesday. 

Team Xbox has a slightly more carefree approach. They definitely go live on the Xbox Store on the first day of the month, but as for when they're revealed, well there's little logic to dictate when it's announced.

Major Nelson, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, typically announces the news (if it doesn't leak beforehand), but he tends to do it, whenever he pleases.

In the past, we've seen the games with gold reveal in all manner of days and times. Sometimes even on the weekend out of hours.

Recent months have seen these announcements come further towards the back end of the month. But again, there's nothing set in stone. 

Unfortunately, it could be fans who are left waiting until the close of the week before the information is shared.

That's because Major Nelson's announcements have been getting later and later in the month these past 6 months.

To save you repeatedly clicking refresh on Major Nelson's Twitter feed in the hopes that something shows, you could set up Twitter notifications. 

For now, here's a quick reminder of what games are available currently, so you can make sure to download them before they're removed from the service at the end of November.

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Games With Gold November 2020 Games

As with every month, make sure you don't overlook the existing selection of free Xbox Games with Gold titles.

The new games made available in November included the following:

  • Aragami: Shadow Edition - November 1 - November 30
  • SwimSanity! - November 16 - December 15
  • Full Spectrum Warrior - November 1 - November 15 (Original Xbox)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures - November 16 - November 30 (Xbox 360)

At the time of writing, you can grab SwimSanity and LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventuresup until October 31, so hop to it!

So make sure you get them downloaded and added to your account before time runs out!