It seems like a lot of people are looking for something to play right now, and they have plenty of time on their hands. Ubisoft has a way to fill it with their free weekend of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Starting tomorrow and running through March 22nd, you can venture to ancient Greece to put your spin on the world as a male or female character. The game gives you dialogue choices, and, from the trailer above, some beautiful scenery and water to contrast your inevitable carnage.
If you want to be extra clever, you can pre-load the game now to have it ready to play as soon as it unlocks, because this is more than a tiny demo. During this weekend, the full game will be open to you. (Good luck making it through all that content without mixing up some speed and Red Bull cocktails to stay awake for four days.) On the plus side, any progress you make can easily transfer over to the full version of the game. Speaking of, it is conveniently discounted as the PlayStation Store’s deal of the week, and it’s a decent price for both the regular and gold versions of the game.
Odyssey is the first AC game to really embrace more RPG characteristics. Our own Max Taylor called it “the best in the series yet” in his review, and scored it very highly at 9.5. If you haven’t taken the plunge into this enormous game, check it out starting tomorrow. It’s free, it’s packed with content, and you’re stuck at home anyway.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.