Halo 3 is next free Xbox Live Gold game

Microsoft has revealed Halo 3 as the second of October’s entries in the Games with Gold program. Announced at E3 in June, the promotion provides every Xbox Live Gold member access to two free Xbox 360 game downloads per month until December 31.

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, which normally costs £9.99 / $15, is currently free to download until October 15. It will be replaced by 2007 release Halo 3, which usually costs £14.99 / $14.99, on October 16 until the end of the month.

Games with Gold kicked off in June with Fable 3, which was followed by Defense Grid: The Awakening and Assassin's Creed 2 in July. August’s free games were Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 and DR2 prologue Case Zero, while September's offerings were Magic 2013 and Rainbow Six Vegas.


  • MeanwhileGuy - October 3, 2013 2:57 a.m.

    Good going there, Microsoft. You've given people a 6 year old game for free that would set me back maybe £3. If I didn't already own it. Which everyone does. My recently acquired PS Plus copies of Far Cry 3 and Dragon's Dogma, both which have released in the last year, say hi.
  • Galgomite - October 2, 2013 8:04 p.m.

    If any 360 owner doesn't own this game, it's because they finished with it and traded it in.
  • D0CCON - October 2, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    Halo 3 was the first game I got when I bought my 2008. I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but PS+ gave out the most recent Uncharted game only a year after release. Xbox offers this 6 years after release (after which ODST, Wars, Reach, Anniversary, and 4 came out).
  • chavbuster1 - October 1, 2013 12:04 p.m.

  • Swedish_Chef - October 1, 2013 2:37 a.m.

    Let's be honest, if someone owns a 360 that isn't a casual player chances are they already bought Halo 3 years ago.
  • duffer00 - October 1, 2013 6:20 p.m.

    Isn't a casual player? Halo 3 sold millions to casual players.
  • Swedish_Chef - October 2, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    By casual I was trying to refer more to the people that bought it more as a multimedia box then a gaming system so I probably should've explained that. My bad, your point stands .
  • duffer00 - October 2, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    Oh I get what you mean. The thing is though to some person out there who never played 3, invite some friends over and have a blast with some splitscreen multiplayer. All 2 of you.
  • Child Of Death - October 1, 2013 2 a.m.

    Might and Magic looks extremely boring and I already have Halo 3. If MS was trying to compete with PS Plus, they failed big time.

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