If you are new to the Xbox ecosystem or maybe you just didn’t know, there are 12 totally free games available to claim right now. These aren’t free-to-play games like APEX Legends, Halo Infinite, or Fortnite, these are straight up free games and experiences that will help show off the features of your Xbox. Let’s take a look at what you can get for free right now.
Backwards Compatible Titles
Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the first ever truly 3-D playground. Gamers will enforce justice by any means necessary in Pacific City, a crime-ridden urban center built to encourage the exploration of the full width, depth and height of the city.”
The sequel to the award-winning vertical-world adventure, Crackdown 2 is the ultimate open-ended world action experience. The game lets you be judge, jury, and executioner for a huge, fully explorable city.
Doritos Crash Course
Doritos Crash Course is a fast-paced, funny, obstacle course game show for your Avatar to compete against your friends and family over Xbox Live.
Create clusters of same-colored tiles to clear them from the board. Sounds simple, right? The real fun of Hexic is in creating special patterns to earn special pieces.
As the cybernetic god Baldur, you are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. An ancient machine presence has forced the god’s hand.
Indies and Smaller Experiences
A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV
Set in a fictitious 30 years before FINAL FANTASY XV, this game features retro-style inspired graphics centered around a fast-paced combat system with influences from modern gaming.
Harms Way is a fast paced, action packed race where both drivers and snipers need to team up to win the race. As the sniper, you need to blow-up the competition. As a driver you need to finish 3 laps first.
Explore the shadowy Mine, twisty Jungle and extra-terrestrial Elect-City but be careful of lurking dangers. Escape traps, solve puzzles and dodge enemies using the Inops ability to split into many little creatures or join into one big Inop whenever you wish.
A group of amazing islands need your help! Horrid plastic waste has washed up and you need to sort it out with your trusty Trash Blaster! But look out for the Litterbugs. They love mess and they’re out to muck things up.
Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game
Put the hurt on Al-G’s army in this classic 2D brawler, using collectible cards to enlist help from other Tune Squad players. Will the Tune Squad’s teamwork be enough to stop Al-G Rhythm’s plans?
Insects: An Xbox One Enhanced Experience
Insects is a real-time, interactive demo designed to showcase the best of 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range, Spatial Audio, and the enhanced visuals of Xbox One X. Originally created for game developers, Insects was reinvented to be an educational and engaging demonstration of the console’s real-time graphics rendering capabilities.
The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 Experience
The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience’ is a free, boundary-pushing cinematic and open-world interactive tech demo that combines the power of Xbox Series X/S with UE5.
Will you be checking out any of these free experiences? I personally recommend Crackdown, The Matrix Awakens Experience, and A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV as each experience shows off your new box’s features. Let us know in our Discord or Facebook group!
Source: Pure Xbox
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