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ThanosReXXX

Hi everybody,

I decided to dedicate this separate little topic to free games still available for download on the Xbox Marketplace outside of any subscription services.

I could have placed it in the general Xbox thread, but it might be overrun by other comments too soon, without most people being able to potentially benefit from it, so that's why I wanted to make this separate thread.

Currently, there's three games that are still free to download for everyone that either owns an Xbox 360 or an Xbox One, outside of all the services and subscriptions such as Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, and all three of them are still well worth a try in my opinion:

And if backwards compatibility is truly going to be complete on Xbox Series X, then you'll also be able to download and play these games on the newer consoles.

Either way, I hope I've possibly piqued your interest in some or all of these games, or if you forgot all about them being offered for free, that this can serve as a reminder to grab them while you can, because I do believe that they will remove them at some point, although I personally also thought they would be gone already. Might have something to do with the whole stay at home lock-down thingy, that most of us are now under, so could be that they'll keep these titles available for the rest of the year, but if you're intrigued or interested, why not grab 'em now, right?

Enjoy!

Edited on by ThanosReXXX

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

Xbox Gamertag: ThanosReXXX

ralphdibny

@ThanosReXXX thanks for this, I picked up the crackdowns based on a similar post you made a while back (possibly on nintendolife?). I didn't know about too human though so I'll look into that tomorrow.

This is a great idea for a thread. Especially as a bunch of games have been made free recently like Drawful 2 and Pacman CE2, not sure if there have been others and I'm not sure if those are still available.

But I'm guessing Lego Ninjago The Movie The Video Game is still available for free for the time being as I picked it up today on all platforms (xbox, steam, PS4) thanks to the article on this site.

ralphdibny

ThanosReXXX

@ralphdibny You're welcome. And yeah, I did already mention this once, in the Xbox thread on Nintendo Life, but that was quite a few months ago, and personally, I was kind of surprised that these titles are STILL up for grabs, especially Too Human, since there are some weird publisher and/or developer rights involved there, so I thought it would already be gone by now, but apparently not.

I was actually thinking of mentioning any other free games as well, but as with the LEGO Ninjago game, they are only free for a limited time, so that's why I ultimately didn't add them. And it seems that more people read the articles than the forum pages anyway, so I think they'd notice any mention of them sooner than in this thread.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

Xbox Gamertag: ThanosReXXX

ralphdibny

@ThanosReXXX well they are definitely worth a mention when they come up, even with the time limit. A user might notice one that doesn't get picked up by the site as well. So hopefully more become available!

ralphdibny

ThanosReXXX

@ralphdibny Oh, don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't think that these games aren't worth it, it's just that I think that this forum topic will soon be buried underneath other topics, and then mentioning timed freebies could potentially mean a lot of people missing out on them, so I figured that's better left to articles on the front page that everybody sees...

On a side note: I am going to notify @FraserG about this, because perhaps it warrants another article, to mention these three permanent freebies from my initial comment in this thread, seeing as an extra game to play in these annoying times, might be just the ticket. Especially if you don't have to pay for it...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

Xbox Gamertag: ThanosReXXX

FraserG

@ThanosReXXX Yep, we should definitely do something on this. I'll get it in the pipeline and we'll highlight all the current free downloads in the near future. Thanks for the tag!

Fraser Gilbert
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ThanosReXXX

@FraserG You're welcome!

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

Xbox Gamertag: ThanosReXXX

ralphdibny

@ThanosReXXX by no means did I mean to derail the thread or anything, I considered both options and thought it would be better to post limited time free games here too because it will bump the thread which means more people will see the semi permanent games on offer too. The original post may get buried (I say buried but I don't think there will be that many games that are free for a limited time anyway lol) but at least the thread won't get buried from inactivity. We can alleviate the former by reposting the aparrently permanently free games every so often. I think the only free games that shouldn't go here are limited time trial games like the free weekends because they are not yours to own after that period.

Anyway the article is live! Well done @ThanosReXXX and @FraserG !!!

ralphdibny

ThanosReXXX

@ralphdibny Don't worry, no offense taken whatsoever.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

Xbox Gamertag: ThanosReXXX

ThanosReXXX

@JoakimZ Nice! Thanks for the addition.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

Xbox Gamertag: ThanosReXXX

ralphdibny

@JoakimZ damn I missed it, it's now showing at £8.99/$9.99. maybe MS made a mistake on the price

Anyway cheers for the update, let us know if you find any more!

ralphdibny

ralphdibny

@ThanosReXXX tagging you because you love a freeby! I just posted this in the NL and PS Xbox threads but just in case you missed it I thought I'd give you a tag, not sure how many of them are dependent on having a gold sub :

PureXbox have an article about some free games in different regions, possibly due to a glitch. I'll post this here and on NL in case anyone missed it.

https://www.purexbox.com/news/2020/08/various_old_xbox_games_...

Apparently you can just log into the other region stores and remote install them onto your xbox (which I did and can confirm it works) but I don't know how long it'll work for and I can't read Japanese so pls don't blame me if you buy something with Yen!

This Reddit page has links to the games on different stores:

ralphdibny

BlueOcean

@ralphdibny Thanks for your contribution. I missed Psychonauts but got a few on your list, let's see if they stay with us.

BlueOcean

ralphdibny

@BlueOcean no worries but it was joakimz that posted psychonauts and FraserG that wrote the article so the credit should go to them!

ralphdibny

ThanosReXXX

@ralphdibny Thanks, much appreciated!

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

Xbox Gamertag: ThanosReXXX

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