Is there anything in this world that is better than free games? I don’t think so and that is why the Xbox Games With Gold scheme is so special. What makes it even better is that right now it is delivering a free copy of Far Cry 2 to all Xbox One and Xbox 360 players. What’s not to like!?
Stripped of the usual £8.99 price tag until the end of January 2019, Far Cry 2 is the latest title to make the most of the Xbox Games With Gold scheme, ensuring that all Xbox 360 players who have access to a valid Xbox Live Gold subscription can get a free download of the game sorted. What’s more, thanks to the wonders of Xbox Backwards Compatibility, Xbox One owners can play the game too. Win win situation right there.
But what is Far Cry 2 all about? Well, for many it is the game which really saw Ubisoft kick on with the Far Cry franchise, taking a slightly different route to the brilliant first game, to lay the seeds of the true open world madnesses that have come since it. In fact, without Far Cry 2, chances are the brilliant Far Cry 4, Far Cry Primal and Far Cry 5 wouldn’t exist.
It isn’t every day that you can visit the Xbox Store and get a free download of any game, but with the beauty of Xbox Games With Gold for January 2019, that is what is happening with Far Cry 2, allowing you the chance to drop in to an African state as a gun for hire. What follows that simple introduction is a journey into the unexpected as you run, gun, drive, fly, shoot and smash your way through more than 50km² of true open world gameplay.
Should you have played the more recent Far Cry games and just want to see what kicked everything on, then getting a free download is a bit of a no-brainer. Yes, you may well be left frustrated when you compare it to the games of the more modern era – remember, this first released way back in 2008 which is a lifetime ago in gaming terms – but if you are prepared to take it for what it is, will find a hugely enjoyable open world shooter that is teaming with excitement.
Go and get your download in right now. You’ve got until February 2019 kicks in to make the most of the free love.
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Far Cry® 2 is a true open-world FPS where every decision you make affects the outcome of the game. The first sequel to the award-winning franchise takes you to one of the most beautiful and hostile environments in the world – AFRICA. You are a gun for hire, trapped in a war-torn African state, stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords. Your mission is to hunt down and kill The Jackal. This evil arms dealer has been perpetuating this conflict for years, wreaking havoc on the land an all of its innocent people. Run, swim, drive, fly, shoot, fight and smash your way through over 50km² of open world. Beware though, sometimes the hunter can become the hunted.