Although Ubisoft’s Uplay games service has been lagging behind Steam since it debuted in 2012, it’s still a worthy alternative to Valve’s world-conquering online games store.
And even if you’re not well-acquainted with Uplay, you might still have reasons to hop on to Ubisoft’s online game store this Christmas, as the French video games powerhouse is offering three of its games for free until December 23.
The highlight of these, no doubt, is Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Released in 2013, this game lets you live the life of a pirate, sailing the salty waters of the Caribbean, plundering enemy ships and also exploring iconic coastal cities like Kingstown and Havana.
Some have criticised Black Flag, though, for being more a pirate simulator than a true Assassin’s Creed game, although the plot still features enough mystical mumbo-jumbo to please any Assassin’s Creed fan.
The other two games you will be able to pick up for free until December 23 are Watch Dogs and World in Conflict.
The first of these is actually pretty good, a solid GTA clone that despite having a bland protagonist and weak story is good fun to play through.
Also, real-time strategy game World in Conflict was well-reviewed at launch, featuring innovative 3D graphics for a game of its ilk and interesting tactical gameplay too.
As stated earlier, Ubisoft is offering these games for free on PC until December 23 (the offer ends at 10 AM UTC), and you will need an Uplay account in order to get them. You can open an Uplay account here. Meanwhile you can claim your free digital copy of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag here. Point your browser here to get Watch Dogs, while you can get World in Conflict here.
So, PC Gamers yet to try any of these games now have more games to enjoy this Christmas holiday then, while we can also look forward to future releases from Ubisoft like Far Cry 5 (which sadly was recently delayed) and The Crew 2, one of the most interesting games previewed at this year’s E3 show in Los Angeles.