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Play Gears 5 for free on Xbox this weekend

The latest Xbox Free Play Days lineup includes three excellent games.

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The latest Xbox Free Play Days lineup includes three excellent games.

We know there’s another game hogging the limelight today, but if you’re playing Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One, you might want to wait for some performance-enhancing patches to drop. In the meantime, you could worse than play the three games that are currently free on Xbox One and Series X|S for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.

Headlining the list is Gears 5, which is a stunning return to form for the series, albeit one seemingly overlooked in many ‘best of the generation’ reviews. It’s definitely a game to try on Xbox Series X as it features reduced load times, 120 FPS support in versus mode, and variable refresh rates.

Next up is Metro 2033 Redux, the enhanced update to 4A’s cult 2010 shooter. The Xbox 360 original is upgraded with a graphical bump, improved physics, and dynamic weather effects.

This week’s final Free Play Days title is Book of Demons, the fun isometric hack-and-slash adventure from Thing Trunk in which you battle with magic cards instead of traditional weapons.

All three games are available to play until the stroke of midnight on December 13, 2020. As always, save progress and achievements are transfered over to purchased copies of the game. A crop of discounts are also available, including a limited-time 50% saving on Splash Damage’s acclaimed turn-based tactics game, Gears Tactics.

Xbox Free Play Days Discounts

  • Gears 5 – $39.99
  • Gears Tactics – 50% off
  • Metro 2033 Redux – 80% off
  • Book of Demons – 50% off

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