This week’s Xbox Free Play Days lineup includes one of the best games in the Assassin’s Creed franchise and a surprisingly decent sports simulation.
Maybe it’s because I’m from the land of cream tea and cricket matches, but I never really engaged with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s simulacrum of the British Isles. One too many countryside hikes – and far too many rainy days – make it feel less like an escape and more like a school holiday.
The Ancient Greece of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey offers a far more pleasing environment to explore, along with better mission design and more engaging characters. If you don’t believe me – and you’re an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member – you can now play the game for free on console.
One of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey‘s most enjoyable storylines takes place at the Olympic Games. Amusingly, this week’s second freebie is the official game of the 2020 Olympic Games, which was, of course, held earlier this year. Sega’s game is a decent effort, fun in multiplayer, and much more than a simple button-masher.
Both titles are free to play until midnight on Sunday, and there are some generous discounts available if you want your own copy. And don’t worry, all progress and achievements earned will carry over.
Xbox Free Play Days Savings
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Standard Edition – 75% off
- Deluxe Edition – 75% off
- Gold Edition – 70% off
- Ultimate Edition – 70% off
- The Fate of Atlantis DLC – 50% off
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game
- Standard Edition – 50% off
How did we do?
We hope you found this article useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tricky bit, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Latest from Thumbsticks
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is out now on PC and console
The updated version of Westwood Studios' classic Blade Runner game is available now on all platforms.
FIFA 22 and Naraka: Bladepoint are now on Xbox Game Pass
FIFA 22 and Naraka: Bladepoint complete June's impressive Xbox Game Pass lineup.
Reminder: There’s a new Nintendo Direct today
JRPG fans should set their alarms for today's Nintendo Direct broadcast.
Fall Guys is out now on Xbox and Nintendo Switch
Battle Royale platformer Fall Guys is out now – and free to play – on Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
This week’s PlayStation releases (June 20-24, 2022)
This week's lineup of new PlayStation releases is dominated by compilations and remasters of classic video games.
This week’s Xbox releases (June 20-24, 2022)
Fall Guys, The Elder Scrolls, and Sonic the Hedgehog headline this week's lineup of new Xbox releases.
This week’s Nintendo Switch releases (June 20-24, 2022)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge and Neon White headline this week's list of Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
Capcom confirms that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is in development
Capcom has announced that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is now in development.