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December 2017's Free PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games With Gold

December 01, 2017

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By: Max Cannon

Every month Sony and Microsoft release a slew of "free" games on their respective platforms if you are already paying for an online subscription for either company. You don't need the newest console to take part as both PlayStation Plus and Xbox's Games With Gold offer games on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (and even PlayStation Vita.)

The New Games of PlayStation Plus

Starting Tuesday, December 5th you can get these upcoming games for free if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription.

  • Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (PlayStation 4)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (PlayStation 4)
  • Syberia Collection (PlayStation 3)
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories (PlayStation 3)
  • Forma.8 (PlayStation Vita, Cross-Buy with PlayStation 4)
  • Wanted Corp (PlayStation Vita)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR Required)

PlayStation Plus Free PS4 Games Lineup December 2017

Here's what PlayStation had to say about their big headliners on PS4:

"Become Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, in Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. The Deathinitive Edition includes all DLC, alongside updated graphics rendering and reworked game balancing. It is instantly playable and sure to make this a Deathcember to remember.

In Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, face off alongside or against Po and other Kung Fu Panda characters in up-to four-person battles in the iconic Kung Fu Panda universe. This is the perfect game to bring families together for some friendly rivalry during the holidays."

The PS4 games highlighting this month's Plus offerings.The PS4 games highlighting this month's Plus offerings.Courtesy of PlayStation

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition puts players in the shoes of one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse for a Zelda-esque adventure with an M-rating (you'll need a parent to play this game.) Kung Fu Panda also takes inspiration from a Nintendo property which is immediately noticeable by its Smash Bros-like visuals. And making the leap from last week, the M-rated Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is still around for PlayStation VR.

A screenshot from Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends.A screenshot from Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends.Courtesy of PlayStation

The New Game of Xbox's Games With Gold

Since Friday, December 1st you can access the first wave of games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 if you have a Gold subscription on Xbox.

  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (Xbox One)
  • Child of Eden (Xbox 360 & Backwards Compatible with Xbox One)

The second wave of games begins on Saturday, December 16th.

  • Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition (Xbox One)
  • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death (Xbox 360 & Backwards Compatible with Xbox One)

Xbox - December 2017 Games with Gold

Warhammer as a series seems destined for these monthly programs and Vermintide, an M-rated first-person shooter, will fit well on the service. The game is also bringing some Xbox One X support that'll showcase native 4K visuals for those with a fancy pants TV. Child of Eden was a Kinect heavy game from Ubisoft but Xbox's official description makes it clear that as a backward compatible game you'll have a great time with a controller.

Tales from the Borderlands was last week's Telltale game and this week the developer is sticking around with their take on Back to the Future, this is a family-friendly adventure but critically it is certainly lower on the spectrum than other games from the company. The final game, Marlow Briggs and the Mask of the Death, is a third-person hack 'n' slash game with an M-rating, so middle of the road reviews aren't the only reason you may stay away.

Xbox's Games with Gold lineup for December 2017.Xbox's Games with Gold lineup for December 2017.Courtesy of Xbox

My Winner This Month:

Just like last month, there isn't really an amazing lineup from either side, I suppose I'd give the edge to PlayStation but only because Kung Fu Panda interests me with its visual style and gameplay similarity to Super Smash Bros.

Have Your Say!

Are you going to give either platform a try this upcoming month? Which service do you like more? Comment below!