The dark season is here, either you cavort at the Christmas markets or snuggle up comfortably on the couch. For the second, there is now, as usual, new stuff from Microsoft for the domestic consoles. As part of the Games With Gold program, The Escapiests 2, Tropico 5, Orcs Must Die! and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.
The Escapists 2
Available December 1st through December 31st on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Team up with up to three friends and form a team of master escapees together. Together you face the challenge of escaping notorious prisons. Follow the rules, follow unobtrusive routines and plan the most spectacular prison break of all time at the same time.
Tropico 5 – Penultimate Edition
Available December 16 through January 15 on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
You direct the fortunes of a tropical island as a political leader. In the Penultimate Edition, with the addons The Big Cheese and Hostile Takeover, you have all the tools at hand to let your economy flourish or seize control of your country. You start in the early colonial era and lead your subjects into the 21st century. Plan your trade routes, use new technologies and be revered as legends by your subjects.
Orcs Must Die!
Available December 1-31 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox 360
As a powerful war mage, you defend an important fortress against the invading hordes of orcs in this mixture of fantasy and strategy titles. In addition to your magical talent, you use devastating weapons and deadly traps. Everything is allowed – the main thing is that the orc units are attacked in the most spectacular way possible.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Available December 16 through January 15 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox 360
In the cult action-adventure Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet you explore obscure extraterrestrial worlds that convince with an atmospheric 2D look. Embark on an uncertain and perilous journey to the center of the mysterious Shadow Planet while solving tricky puzzles and fighting dangerous creatures. Will you be able to save your homeworld?