Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 going free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers – update

Monday, 1st July 2013 09:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 are going free as part of Microsoft’s new scheme, which sees two retail games given to Xbox Live Gold subscribers each month. The games will still cost you at the time of writing, but they’ll be going free at some point this month, so consider this your heads-up warning.


Oh well, it seems that just last night, Major Nelson poured cold water on both games coming in July. So in short, it’s now unclear when they’re going free on Xbox Live Gold. We’ll update again once we know more.

ORIGINAL STORY: The incentive was revealed at E3 last month, where Microsoft confirmed that both Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 will be offered to subscribers in July.

It is believed that the first game – it’s unconfirmed which – will go free on the first of each month, while the other goes free on the 16th. You can also get Defense Grid: The Awakening for free on Gold right now.

We’ll update this page once the game goes free, but for now, what do you make of the scheme? What games would you like to see given away? Let us know below.



  1. Fred

    Major Nelson didn’t mention about AC2 and Halo 3. He wrote something elese and non of this mention aobut AC2 and Halo 3 free this month.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. dex3108

    Can MS do anything right?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. actuallyisnotafox

    so this is a first? id atleast expect a game which isnt like £5 and maybe ac1 and 2 insted of just 2, i mean how do they know people played one? :p just saying..

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Fin

    Man, if they’re going to copy PS+, at least get the good part of it (five recent/good games per month).

    #4 1 year ago
  5. KAP

    As a Playstation Plus subscriber this is a step in the right direction for Microsoft.
    Both Sony & Microsoft, are mimicking each other at this point.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. bradk825

    AC2 was awesome, if anyone hasn’t played it, you should definately pick it up when it goes free.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Silent Killer01

    This makes me think that Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 are the best games they will be releasing before the Xbox one release when they end this Game for Gold program for the xbox 360.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. A Zombie Riot

    This is funny, and it cracks me up every time I see people report on saying that Halo 3 and ACII will be in July.

    They never said those games would be in July. Ever. All they said was that Halo 3 and ACII would be part of the program. They never said it would be the first games.

    #8 1 year ago

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