Lovers of open world racing games and Ubisoft certainly have something to celebrate coming their way. The 30-year-old studio has been giving the gift of free PC games since June in celebration of their 3
decade of service. While this isn’t how I spent my 30
, I’m not going to complain. 2014’s massively multiplayer online racer, The Crew, will be Ubisoft’s September offering.
Upon release The Crew got pretty moderate reviews, getting praise for its solid game world, other aspects of the game were not as well received and most of the negativity centered around poor mission structure, frustrating AI, and microtransations. Players will want to consider if the lack of a price tag is worth what may turn out to be a buggy, frustrating experience. Personally, I have a hard time saying no to a free game, but that’s me.
If you move fast, you might have a significantly better time, though. Ubisoft’s August offer is still live, and it happens to be the universally enjoyed Rayman Origins. While I can understand taking a pass on The Crew, if you haven’t played Rayman Origins you should.
Released in 2011, Rayman Origins received nearly unanimous praise for its visual style and solid gameplay. Five years later, it still looks pretty striking. The few detractors levied at the game concerned gameplay repetition and some minor complaints. The game received a few awards from around the internet, and it’s a steal for the price of free.
A part from the two games mentioned above, Ubisoft has offered up both Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the months of July and June, respectively. As for what freebies we’ll see on offer for October, November, or December, there is no telling. Over 30 years, Ubisoft has built itself quite a catalog to pull from, but we certainly know that the price will be right. Here’s hoping for XIII.