The lights are on
A new month means two more free Xbox Live Games. In August, Xbox Live Gold members will be jumping from rooftop to rooftop in search of agility orbs and mowing down hordes of undead with homemade weapons.
Beginning tomorrow, August 1, Crackdown will be free for Xbox Live Gold members. On August 16, both Dead Rising 2 and the Case Zero prequel chapter will be available gratis.
Be sure to download them in the two week availability window (or at least initiate the "purchase" to acquire the license). As a reminder, you can do that via the Xbox website in addition to your dashboard. This is your last call for Assassin's Creed 2. After today, you won't be able to get it for free.
[Source: Major Nelson]
Our TakeAugust is the best Games with Gold month yet. Crackdown is one of my favorite titles of the generation for its unabashed fun. I've not yet played Dead Rising 2, and editor Jeff Cork has been mercilessly "reminding" me to do that. Thanks, Xbox, now I'm out of excuses.
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Finally a game I haven't played yet. Dead Rising 2 on the radar now.
I was hoping for Dishonored or Far Cry 3 to be free. But, I will still download Crackdown. Thanks, Microsoft!
I have neither, and I was just thinking about getting DR2 last week!
I think i will download crackdown but i didn't really care for dead rising 2.
So I finally get to play Crackdown, not at all excited about Dead Rising, but two free games is good.
Wow, they are really stepping up their game. They would've done this sooner I would have an xbox instead of a ps3. Sooo many games I already own via PS+ and for xbox 360 they are just starting.
Well, I'm glad they are jumping in.
Wow. I played Crackdown YEARS ago so I won't be getting that. But I may have to pick up Dead Rising 2 in a few weeks.
Sweet. Don't have either of these.
Finally there will be more people to play Dead Rising 2 multiplayer mode, which when I played it, I thought it was good mindless fun.
dead rising 2 here I come.
Really excited for dead rising 3. But where is halo 3?
I'm happy about crackdown but have already played both case zero and dead rising 2 so it's a mixed bag.
Awesome, I'll be picking up both.
Yes! I'm so glad I've been hesitant to get Dead Rising 2. I've already played Crackdown but it's been a while so I'll definitely give it another playthrough. Just bought Saints Row The Third and I've been busy with that so it looks like I'm getting my open-world gaming fix until GTA 5 releases. Hopefully the wait will seem much shorter.
Well, it'll be fun to play crackdown again, and Microsoft finally figured out how to make me play Dead Rising 2: give it to me for free. 0_0
Gotta agree, this looks like the best month of this program so far!