Games With Gold December 2016 Predictions

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With the Christmas period slowly approaching us, we’re all anticipating that the big man at Sony and Microsoft behind their online subscription free games service will give us something to be excited about for the first time in a few months. Sticking with the Games With Gold service, for now, November wasn’t anything to be incredibly impressed about and the past few months have been relatively poor in quality as well so why do I think this month could be better? Well, it’s Christmas!

Titanfall

Titanfall 2, released back in October, has been greeted with fantastic reviews and hardly a bad word to say about it – pretty similar to its predecessor. The first in the series was a Microsoft exclusive, meaning it was not available on PlayStation but luckily for any fans who have jumped ship or people who’ve had a taste in the past, the second is now available on the Sony platform.

Titanfall

Titanfall, showing a pilot alongside a Titan

The highly rated game has fast, fluid player movement making any sort of battle a game changer, with a superb balance of play between both the pilots and Titans. Additionally, it has incredibly addictive action throughout and being an archaic sort of game, you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy it.


Call of Duty: Black Ops

With the release of the most recent Call of Duty (Infinite Warfare), many are crossing their toes and fingers for one of the best Call of Duty games to have been released in previous years. Remember a few years ago when the franchise consistently delivered popular, high-quality games? Call of Duty: Black Ops was one of them, with an engrossing campaign full of excitement, varied gameplay, and intense firefights.

Even now looking through old videos and gameplay footage I’m blown away. Going hand in hand with the campaign, the multiplayer boasted features we’d never seen before, with a new ‘Combat Training’ mode that allowed you to develop your skills and give novices to the series a chance to experience and enjoy the competitive action without the suffering of a horribly bad kill to death ratio at the end of the game.


Dark Souls 2

Moving away from the bigger releases, Dark Souls 2 is a special game in the series that delivers the best scares and atmospheric gameplay in each of the releases. It takes the concept of the most deadly environments and teeth-grindingly difficult enemies to make you scream into your pillow for more than just being scared shitless. With the expansively enormous world, you will die over and over again before you manage to explore anything bigger than a grain of salt.

Dark Souls protagonist

Dark Souls plays by its own rules, and in doing so, provides an unforgettable adventure that seeps into your being and invades your thoughts. It’s a landmark game, destined to be loved and talked about by anyone who has the pleasure of unraveling its mysteries.


Gas Guzzlers Extreme

Every month, we always get a game that nobody has usually ever heard of and this month is could be Gas Guzzlers Extreme which isn’t actually that bad!

The physics model employs an arcade approach which prioritizes raw speed and powersliding over subtle braking techniques.  Each car handles in a fairly rudimentary manner and doesn’t over complicate matters that would confuse the player during hectic shooting sequences.  The vehicles themselves don’t feel overly light or sensitive and project a great sense of speed whilst planted on the racing line.   Most of your time will be spent cutting corners, or easing off the accelerator on acute bends.  Braking is only necessary when you tackle tight hairpins or attempt to race on low traction surfaces such as snow.  Your car’s braking power is exaggerated and dramatically reduces velocity in the blink of an eye. Often, this means you misread a corner’s braking point and become susceptible to overtakes.  Within a few races, you adjust to this braking severity and apply the decelerator at a later stage.  Overall, the physics engine is impeccably designed and doesn’t deviate from the game’s tone.

Gas Guzzlers Extreme Review

In-game screenshot showing the cars in action


So what do you think? Do you want better games or do you think these would be great for December? Let us know down below in the comments!

Luke
  • DrunkSuperman

    i doubt EA would want one of their EA access options to be given out for “free”

  • Soren Ion

    I would really love to see titanfall and black ops oneas the free games, those are two of my favorite games

  • CloudeStrife

    black ops was already released as a free game months ago, black ops 2 should be on the list