Xbox Live Gold Subscribers: Assassin’s Creed II Free Starting Today

Microsoft announced it’s giving away two free copies of downloadable classic games each month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Assassin’s Creed II can be downloaded today.

Since the Microsoft’s keynote at the E3 event this year the company has been making full free games available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers each month. You were able to download Fable III as a bonus game last month. Today, being the 16th of the month, you can download your free copy of Assassin’s Creed II.

Get Your Free Copy of Assassin’s Creed II with Xbox Live Gold

To start off this month, Defense Grid was offered for free. And today you can get Assassin’s Creed II. Fire up your console and select the Free with Gold tile and check out the game’s description and download your free copy.

Xbox Live Gold Assassin's Creed II

The download is size is 5.19 GB so make sure you have enough space on your drive. If you have the 4 GB Slim model, or just need some more storage for these free games, check out my article: How to Add a 16 GB Flash Drive to Xbox 360.

Download Size

If you look at the Games with Gold announcement on the Xbox 360, it states that free games will be available on the 1st and 16th of each month.

Xbox Live Games with Gold Overview

The Fine Print for the Free Games Offer

While these games are indeed free for Live Gold subscribers, the fine print includes some interesting info you should keep in mind. For example, free games will be available until December 31st of this year. No mention if this benefit will continue in 2014:

Terms & Conditions: *“Games with Gold” free games offer available 6/10/13-12/31/13 for paid Gold members only. Each participating Xbox 360 game (selected by Xbox) available for download from Marketplace only during specified half-month window; available games may vary by country. Kinect and/or hard drive required for some games. Offer available in all Xbox Live countries while supplies last, is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and cannot be combined with any other rebate or offer. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Download charges may apply as set by your ISP. For Xbox Live Terms of Use and system requirements, see

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