Assassin's Creed 2 now free for Xbox Live Gold users until July 30th

Xbox Live Gold members can now finally download the previously promised Assassin's Creed II game from Ubisoft for free. The second game in the long running historical action game series (with a sci-fi twist) normally costs $19.99 to download for the Xbox 360. The free offer will last until July 30th.

In addition to the free game, the Major Nelson website also reveals that other games in the Assassin's Creed series will have special price cuts on the Xbox 360 from now until the end of the month. The first Assassin's Creed game, along with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations, each get a $5 price cut to just $14.99 each.

A number of Assassin's Creed DLC packs have also received price reductions for the rest of the month. If you own the current game in the series, Assassin's Creed III, you can get its DLC Season's Pass for 1,600 Microsoft points, down from its normal 2,400 Microsoft points.

Microsoft has yet to announce which two games will be made free for Xbox Live Gold members in August. The free Xbox Live Gold games program is supposed to stop at the end of the year but Microsoft has indicated it might continue if it is popular enough.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via Ubisoft

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Finished downloading 10 minutes ago, pretty excited. I never got into this series and I heard the 2nd iteration is pretty good.

Anyone know how this works? I want to play this, but not now. If I download it while it's free, then immediateley delete it to save space on my meager HDD, will I be able to "re" download it in the future (post 7/30) for free? ...Kinda like iOS works?

I should expand upon that a bit. The purchase is linked to your account, even though you did not pay for the game, you still made a purchase. Once a game is purchased on an account, it can be downloaded to that account later without having to repurchase it

Sraf said,
I should expand upon that a bit. The purchase is linked to your account, even though you did not pay for the game, you still made a purchase. Once a game is purchased on an account, it can be downloaded to that account later without having to repurchase it

Perfect! Thanks! That's what i was hoping for. This is exactly like iOS's functionality.

ahhell said,
The first game should be $5 as a regular price and not $15 on sale.

I don't know who actually sets these sales, I'm sure MS, in order to get the price down, decides to wave it's licensing fees to the publisher/developer, that cuts the price down a bit but as to how much overall, I'm sure Ubisoft has the final say. Or maybe MS pays the difference in this case? I'm sure that just because it's free not everyone on XBL will go and download it, so maybe they can just cover the difference for however many actually do.