Update: In Japan, gamers can also enjoy Hardwood Hearts and Zoo Tycoon.
It looks like Assassin’s Creed III, SpeedRunners and Phantom Dust’s Multiplayer Pack are available for free early through Games with Gold. Usually, games are listed as free at midnight but the timing seems to be going up as the months go by. SpeedRunners is a great game which focuses on completing an obstacle course of sorts before your opponents. Assassin’s Creed III is well, Assassin’s Creed III. It’s a good game which focuses on Native American culture and ties the trilogy together. While the modern-day segments are atrocious, it’s still a lot of fun. Lastly, Phantom Dust is free-to-play but the add-ons were expensive. Well, they’re free for Xbox Live Gold members this month so be sure to go crazy.
Out of all of these, Assassin’s Creed III seems to be the highlight of not only the first few weeks, but also the entire Games with Gold month. The features of the title are as follows:
- As a Native American assassin, eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks and more.
- The game takes place from the bustling city streets to the chaotic battlefields, play a critical role in the most legendary events of the American Revolution including the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Great Fire of New York.
- Experience the truth behind one of the most gruesome wars in history, the American Revolution.
- Assassin’s Creed III introduced the Anvil Next game engine which elevated the franchise’s graphics with better animations, immersive combat and advanced physics.
If you’re going to download one of these games, be sure that it’s Assassin’s Creed III. It’s a lot of fun. However, since all of the games are free, just get them all. You can’t go wrong with something that comes free with a multiplayer subscription.