Ubisoft runs a very cool program, much akin to EA’s ‘On The House’ where, from time to time, they give away a copy of a game that’s been out for a while. Last month they gave away Watchdogs for free and this time around, it’s the swashbuckling Assassin’s Creed game – Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
If you haven’t played the game this is the perfect chance, or if you, like me didn’t play the game on PC when it came out, you can now check it out in all its glory. And it is a really pretty game!
We love free games and what we love about this offering from Ubisoft and Uplay is that it’s not just Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag that’s being offered. If you’re not a fan of the Action-Adventure/RPG format, and like more control over your games then you may be glad to know that Ubisoft and Uplay are offering World in Conflict, an RTS for free too! This is done to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of both World in Conflict and the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
First up is World in Conflict which is free from right now all the way to 11th December and then Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is available for Free from December 12th through to December 18th. You must ‘purchase’ the free games and add them to your library during this period, once you have done so, it’s yours to keep forever. It is not a free play weekend, it’s a complete game, free for you to keep!
If you don’t know much about the games in question I’ve included their descriptions (source – Wikipedia) just to get you up to speed, if not just jumped down to the bottom of the page and find out how to get Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and World in Conflict for Free!
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.
The main story is set in the 18th century Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy, and follows notorious Welsh pirate Edward Kenway, grandfather and father of Assassin’s Creed III protagonist and antagonist Ratonhnhaké:ton and Haytham Kenway respectively, who stumbles upon the Assassin/Templar conflict. The attempted establishment of a Republic of Pirates utopia (free from either British or Spanish rule) is a significant plot element.
Unlike previous games, gameplay elements focus more on ship-based exploration of the seamless open world map. Multiplayer also returns, albeit with only land-based modes and settings. The game spans across the Caribbean with the three main cities of Havana, Nassau and Kingston along with numerous islands, sunken ships, and forts. Players have the option to harpoon large sea animals and hunt land animals. For the first time in the series, naval exploration is a major part of an Assassin’s Creed game, where Edward Kenway captains the Jackdaw, a brig he captures from a Spanish fleet. (Source – Wiki)
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag feels more like a Pirate simulator than an Assassin’s Creed game but that’s alright with me! It was a really cool experience and I’m very happy to see it being given away for free.
World In Conflict
The game’s setting and story take place in an alternate 1989, in which an impending economic collapse and the failure to achieve aid diplomatically from the West, lead the Soviet Union to invade Western Europe, triggering World War III. The single-player story sees players assume the role of a United States Army officer who takes command of battalions of US and NATO forces; the main bulk of their operations focus on combating a surprise invasion of the United States from Seattle, Washington, as well as operations in Southern France, Russia, and New York. (Source – Wiki)
How to get them?
So you’ve read through all that or most probably scrolled to the end of the article to find out how to get these games. You’ll need to go to Uplay and download and sign up, then download and install the client which has the cleanest interface by default on any DRM software in my opinion!
Then navigate to the store page and hit download on these two games, that’s it! They are now yours to keep forever, game on!