Ubisoft Adds Assassin’s Creed 2, Child of Light to Free Game List

Pick up two free classic games for a limited time on Uplay.

Pick up two free classic games for a limited time on Uplay.
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At the beginning of April, Ubisoft announced a period of free trials and free game giveaways to help encourage self-isolation and keep us all sane at home. One month later, Ubisoft is continuing that plan, adding two new games to the list of free titles up for grabs.

The excellent Rayman Legends is still free for now, and Assassin’s Creed 2: Deluxe Edition as well as the acclaimed Child of Light are joining the ranks. These are all PC games accessed through Ubisoft’s Uplay launcher, and they’re free until May 5 at 2 p.m. local time.

Assassin’s Creed 2: Deluxe Edition

Assassin’s Creed 2 is the start of the fan-favorite Ezio trilogy, featuring Renaissance assassin Ezio Auditore de Firenze. As the “Firenze” in his name suggests, AC2 takes place in Florence, Italy, the heart of the Renaissance in Europe, which means you get to see Leonardo Da Vinci be the Q to Ezio’s James Bond.

And while AC2 might not be nearly as free and open as recent offerings like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it still features some of the best gameplay in the old Assassin’s Creed style. Plus it’s free, so if you’re interested in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you won’t lose anything by heading back to the series’ origins.

Check it out on Uplay.

Child of Light

Child of Light is a wholly unique RPG, baking fairytale settings and storytelling into every aspect of the game, including combat. It’s gorgeous, so much so we actually called it a work of art in our review (which doesn’t happen often).

Lovely as it is, it’s still a game at its core, and it offers plenty of absorbing RPG gameplay elements like skill trees and turn-based combat to complement the aesthetic. If by some chance you haven’t experienced Child of Light yet, now’s the time to do it.

You can get it here.

While the free game offerings have subsided somewhat recently, there’s still plenty of deals to find. PlayStation has two big sales going on, the second Big in Japan sale coinciding with Golden Week and then a games under $20 sale as well, and Xbox Final Fantasy fans can check out most of the modern Final Fantasy titles for a discount.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more video game deals news as it develops.

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