So we are all broke. Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and a few other reckless purchases have left our bank accounts dry. That does not mean that we cannot play free games, as the internet is full of games that you can simply download and play if you have own a subscription, have a later version of a game, or just feel like laying a free game. Here are some free games to play this weekend.
The Gears of War Collection – Xbox One
Free if you own Gear of War: Ultimate Edition
If you buy Gears of War Ultimate Edition before December 25, be it digital or physical, you will get access to the entire Gears of War franchise on Xbox One thanks to the Xbox One backwards compatibility. This means you will get Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War Judgement, free. You will also be able to play them in their full glory with multilayer, achievements, and all the bells and whistles of screenshots, and what not. The Gears of War franchise is one of the best on Xbox, and it has always been. There is really no excuse for not [laying through them all and catching up before Gears 4 releases sometime next year.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 – PS4, Xbox One
Free because it is just free
Resident Evil Revelations is an episodic game that is set during the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. The game has some pretty great gun combat and some really intense zombie chases. The first episode is now free to encourage players to get into the franchise and consider purchasing the other three episodes. The first episode has the acclaimed horde mode which supports multiplayer and pits you and a player against hordes of zombies as you try and complete challenges and earn XP.
Overwatch Beta – PC
Free because it is a beta
Overwatch is Blizzard’s upcoming shooter that we recently covered, and loved by the way. This weekend the shooter is having its open beta event, which means you do not need be anyone special to play the game. You can start downloading the client today by starting up your battle.net launcher. The beta consists of every hero and has a bot mode to enhance you skills, and an online mode to fight other players head on.
Free till a certain point
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void has just released, and what better time to take advantage of Blizzard’s Starter Edition for StarCraft II than now? The Starter Edition lets you play the first four missions of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign. Two Challenges: Tactical Command and Covert Ops, and tow custom maps. Any progress made will carry over to the full version, if you want to carry on after you have purchased the full game.