Xbox Free Play Days: Download These Game Freebies All Weekend

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Xbox players, did you know you can download three games completely free of charge right now?

We sure didn't realise until we spotted it late last night, what with all the barmy Cyberpunk 2077 news it's easy to understand why the free games might have slipped under everyone's radar. Plus

The only drawback is that unlike Xbox Games With Gold, you don't get to keep the titles.


These 'Xbox Free Play Days' promotions are just like little tasters which Xbox hands out every now and again.

But they're still free to play and available all weekend (until Sunday, December 20th at 11:59 pm PDT). For those in the UK, that means you'll have until Monday morning.

So if you've got nothing to do tonight and fancy diving into something new you've never played before, then you're in luck.

At the time of writing Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X owners with an active Xbox Live subscription (or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate sub) can download and enjoy:

The 1 vs 4 online multiplayer game 'Resident Evil Resistance', an open-world survival sandbox in 'Unturned' as well as MMORPG 'Black Desert'.

So there's something for everyone. Keen to know more? Here's a quick overview of each game:

Resident Evil Resistance

Experience a new 1 vs 4 online multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe where four survivors face-off against a sinister Mastermind. As the Mastermind your aim is to prevent the survivors from escaping by whatever means necessary. At your disposal will be all manner of tools including summoning vicious monsters, setting deadly traps, weaponizing cameras and more! In turn, the Survivors must work together to fend off the Mastermind's attacks and complete puzzle style objectives to escape the map before time runs out!


UNTURNED is an open-world survival sandbox where you assume the role of a survivor in the zombie-infested ruins of modern-day society and must work with your friends and forge alliances to remain among the living. Find weapons and supplies to survive against the zombies and gain experience points which can be used for upgrades while you progress through the game. You can scavenge for clothes, weapons, food, and supplies, all while avoiding zombies and other players. You can also gather and craft resources (wood, metal, etc.) to create a stronghold, defenses, etc. Explore the maps and find what you are looking for: every resource will be useful to keep you alive and to create the necessary equipment to defend you and fight zombies and other players. There's a huge variety of available items, weapons, and vehicles (airplanes, cars, tanks...): find out what might be suitable for your game strategies! As you progress through the game, wiping out zombies helps to earn experience points, useful for upgrades and increasing your skills in three categories: Offense, Defense and Support. Survive online and battle together with up to 24 friends thanks to dedicated servers or share the adventure at home in split-screen multiplayer! Stay UNTURNED!

Black Desert

Black Desert is a living-world MMORPG. Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and region castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more! Players will enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, intuitive skill-based combat, and an immersive story encased in our expansive world that’s just waiting to be explored. Accompanied by a Black Spirit, a companion whose destiny is intertwined with their own, players will discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects.


Like Them? Then Buy Them...

Although the three games are only free for the next few days, all three have been heavily reduced on the Xbox store.

So if you do find yourself having a fantastic time and want to continue playing beyond Monday morning, maybe it's worth buying the game at a discount?

At the time of writing, Black Desert: Traveler Edition is 60% off, Unturned is 25% off, and Resident Evil 3 (which includes Resistance multiplayer) is 67% off.

It'll be like an early Christmas present from yourself. So why not?