Every month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are able to download two free Xbox One games and two free Xbox 360 games, with the added bonus of the 360 titles being backward compatible. Sometimes these free games are crowd-pleasers, but other times they are met with a negative reception by fans. Unfortunately, the free Xbox Games with Gold for December 2019 have not been well-received by all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
Right now, the trailer announcing the free Xbox Games with Gold for December 2019 has around 4,500 dislikes versus 5,200 likes. This means that there are more people who are happy with the Xbox free Games with Gold for December 2019 lineup than there are who are disappointed, but that's still quite a lot of dislikes for a Games with Gold trailer. Many of the comments on the trailer are also negative, though there are those who have expressed excitement at playing Jurassic World Evolution and even the Toy Story 3 game.
For those who don't know the free Xbox Games with Gold for December 2019 yet, the lineup consists of Insane Robots (from December 1 to 31), Jurassic World Evolution (December 16 to January 15), Toy Story 3 (December 1 to December 15), and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD (December 16 to 31). It seems fans are mainly disappointed about Insane Robots, which is an indie game with a 73 average on review aggregate website OpenCritic. Others apparently were expecting more from the Xbox free Games with Gold for December 2019 because of the holidays and are letdown by the selection as a result.
Some fans have guessed that the free Games with Gold lineups are suffering because Microsoft favors its Xbox Game Pass service. This hasn't been proven, especially since the quality of the free Games with Gold is entirely subjective, but it is an interesting theory. It makes sense that Microsoft may be reluctant to release certain games for free, as it may be more interested in using those higher-in-demand titles to draw people to its Game Pass service.
Whatever the case may be, those who are disappointed by the Xbox free Games with Gold for December 2019 can look forward to the possibility that the January free Games with Gold will be more to their liking.