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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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Haha well I just bought crackdown a couple days ago at gamestop... to bad it being free only saves me $3, that wouldnt even pay for gas to return it. Owell for those who have not played it, its a great game and much better than its sequel.
Sweet was thinking of buying DR2. Glad I didn't :D
Crackdown is a solid game, all these games with the exception of that Defense Grid game have been quality games. Can't wait for Halo 3 cause having the digital version or free will be nice
Looks like I'll finally be playing Dead Rising 2.
Crackdown is definitely one of this generations best games, by far. It hooked me hard back then and is worth a free play for anyone who hasn't experienced it. The leveling progression and freedom is awesome, you gotta keep in mind though that it's a 6 year old game.
The wing suit in crackdown 2 was awesome. Just that, is what makes crackdown 2 better IMO. I like flying. Wing suits are cooler than helicopters. Even though I'm an RC pilot =)
Sweet! Now this is worth it. Crackdown was easily one of my favorite games of this generation and I love the Dead Rising series.
rad i cant wait for all 3
Better than last months
Sweet- I need new copies of both, and might as well pick up another of Case Zero as well. Should be good.
I'll definitely be downloading both.
Might download Crackdown just for nostalgia's sake. I think I still have my save file with the maxed out agent. Never played DR2 though so that should be good.
Good game choices, I am disappointed in the fact that you could buy Crackdown for $3, so far I am still happier with the content Playstation plus offers, just wished I played it more
well fellow gentlemen, I must say THIS IS F***ING AWESOME
This is getting better but is two games a month enough? And it only goes till december. I think MS really needs to adopt some sort of PS+ program. it's bad enough that we have to buy live to just use netflix ect.
Finally! We're getting games that I don't have.