It may only have a current price of £8.99, but any game that gets stripped of its price tag for a few weeks should definitely be of interest. When that game is one of the superb Assassin’s Creed series of titles, your interest should be high.

Available for free on Xbox 360 – and therefore Xbox One thanks to the Backward Compatibility feature – Assassin’s Creed III usually comes priced at £8.99. But for the next two weeks, until the middle of June 2017 no less, if you have a valid Xbox Live Gold membership, then you can download the game for absolutely nothing.

Set in 1775 and letting you jump into the shoes of a new Assassin, it will be up to you to protect the land and your people. A multitude of weapons will be at your disposal, as will the open world normally associated with Assassin’s Creed. Expect to stab things. A lot.

If you didn’t play it the first time round, or just wish to jump back in to experience it all again, then you could do worse than making your way to the Xbox Games Store to get your download in.

If you wish to know more about the Xbox Games With Gold scheme for June 2017, then make sure you check out our in-depth article. It’s a damn good month!

Game Description:

The Abstergo Story video pack will also require a separate download, accessible via the Extra Content menu option within the game. You will be prompted for this download when it is required. The American Colonies, 1775. It’s a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. In Assassin’s Creed® III, eliminate your enemies with an array of new weapons including guns, bows, tomahawks, and trusty hidden blades. The game has been in development for over 3 years and features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine, a stunning technology that will revolutionize gaming with powerful graphics, lifelike animations, immersive combat, and advanced physics. With an all new setting, assassin and engine, Assassin’s Creed® III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but not the one you’ve read about in history books