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
We hate to ask
Thumbsticks has a couple of main aims. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. But it's difficult to make ends meet in online publishing at the moment, so if you'd like to help us continue our work, you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Latest from Thumbsticks
Kerbal Space Program 2 launch delayed, again
This is the third delay to hit Kerbal Space Program 2 in as many years.
Fall Guys is coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch (and going free-to-play)
Fall Guys is going free-to-play, in addition to releasing on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and the Epic Games Store.
Sony outlines revamped PlayStation Plus launch lineup
Here's every game – including PS5, PS4, and a selection of PS3, PS1, and PSP classics – included in the...
Remedy offers progress update on upcoming projects
Remedy's financial results provide some insights into the progress of Alan Wake 2, its Control spin-offs, and more.
This week’s PlayStation releases (May 16-20, 2022)
This week's lineup of new PlayStation releases include Outward: Definitive Edition, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, and Truck Driver: Definitive...
This week’s Xbox releases (May 16-20, 2022) – updated
Umurangi Generation and a new Vampire: The Masquerade game headline this week's new Xbox releases.
This week’s Nintendo Switch releases (May 16-21, 2022)
Goetia 2 and Guild of Dungeoneering are among the lineup of new Nintendo Switch releases this week.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards comes to Nintendo Switch next week
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards will be available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass next week.