Ubisoft’s superb open-world epic, Assassin’s Creed Origins is free to download right now. Across a variety of platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S | X, Xbox One, and PC users can play Origins free of charge right now.
This frankly massive title first released way back in 2017 and was a first step for the beloved series in a new direction. It included a huge map, and leaned heavily into the RPG genre, including character levels, skill trees, and loot. Whilst some fans were skeptical of such a change in direction, it remains one of the best games in the series. With an emotionally charged story and a truly memorable Egyptian setting, it set the standard for future Assassin’s games.
Better still, Assassin’s Creed Origins was recently revived on modern generation consoles, allowing a smooth-as-silk 60fps. Compared to sequels Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assasin’s Creed Valhalla, Origins feels altogether more focused, more succinct. And as it is completely free right now, we’d suggest you check it out immediately.
But this is Ubisoft, and of course, there is a catch. Whilst the game is free to play right now, that only lasts until the 20th of September. Any players that want to continue their journey beyond that date will need to purchase the full game. And as the 50Gb game has an estimated 84 hours of gameplay for the completionist, that spells a heavy weekend of gaming ahead for the thrifty among us.
Either way, it’s a great offer, and if you haven’t yet tried Assassin’s Creed Origins, we suggest you get on the download this minute.
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