Crackdown And Dead Rising 2 Are Free On Xbox Live Gold In August

By Ishaan . July 31, 2013 . 5:00pm

The next batch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members will be available starting tomorrow, according to Xbox Live’s Major Nelson.


Starting tomorrow (August 1st), Crackdown will be free up until August 15th. Then, starting on August 16th, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero will be available for free to Gold members.


These are part of Microsoft’s new “Games with Gold” program that makes two games available for free via Xbox Live every month.


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  • Robert Hendrie

    Dang own all of these… oh well

  • Jah-keem York

    This really is like a worst PSN+, these are like “Must Own” Xbox 360 games….meaning people own them. Xbox has a HUGE library of XBLA games, can they not make it 3 games and throw an XBLA game in there too?

    • andref

      When would they do that, they already have their hands full giving a game away for free every 15 days or so

  • Koulamatata

    Haven’t played either. Have been interested in trying both.
    Good stuff.

  • almostautumn

    This is really great. I mean, it’s sort-of LTTP, but better late than never. I mean, despite MS essentially just doing everything that Sony has already been doing, the overall truth is that MS has exclusives people want, and Sony does also. If MS can replicate what Sony is doing a little bit more than that might just bring me back there. I’ve missed the XBLA greatness sincerely, and would love to experience those titles again.
    It’s unfortunate, though, that Sony is going to be charging for online with the PS4, as that essentially means there is no way in heck that MS is going to do free-online, which is the biggest reason I originally switched over. That said, nick that price down to $30 and I would definitely get a 360 again.

    • Godmars

      No. Sony is charging directly for multiplayer access, giving you “free” games, with PS+. All other online features like Hulu and Netflix access, online chat being a new thing, as we s F2P titles can be accessed without having to pay. Unless it was already a 3rd party subscription service. Whereas with everything on XBL, except to their digital store, needs XBL Gold. And this may continue with the XB1.

      Apparently they’re still considering doing what Sony is in that regard, but lack the confidence or willingness to give their customers an actual choice.

      • almostautumn

        Sure, but, speaking wholly personally, I use my gaming devices strictly for, well, gaming. So no matter what I still have access to on PS4, the truth is I have to pay for online gaming, no different than Xbox. Other features, like Netflix and stuff, I don’t care about; I don’t watch television/movies, and even if they added E-Books it’s not like I’d care because I’d really rather not read from my giant television :P

  • Judgephoenix

    Yea I rather have some xbox arcade games instead most of these games they are offering lost value a long time ago and played out. I think their focus is to get people on to xbox live more than the deal it self. I forget their was some statistics of the number of people who actually owned a Gold Account.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    I’m cool with Dead Rising 2

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