Microsoft is continuing its competition with Sony to give away free games with several more oldies. Both Dead Rising 2 and Crackdown will be joining the Games With Gold in the month of August.
We were not to impressed with Microsoft’s ancient choice of Assassin’s Creed II, but Crackdown dances on the border of being a fossil. Released in 2007, it came packed with a code for the beta test of Halo 3. That’s how old this game is.
Luckily, it holds up as being one of the best Xbox 360 exclusives and still my go to game if I need some good old fashioned aimless sandboxing.
The other free game is Dead Rising 2, another sandbox title pitting a mechanical engineering genius against endless hordes of zombies. Chuck Greene takes his duct-taping skills and teams up with the original hero, Frank West, in its semi-sequel Dead Rising: Case Zero which is also going to be offered for free.
Crackdown will be available on Aug. 1, and Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising: Case Zero will be available for Aug. 15.