Cop-drama Sleeping Dogs free on Xbox Live deal ends today

Today is your last chance to get the open-world action game free; starting tomorrow, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be free.

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Today is your last chance to download a free copy of Square Enix's open-world action game Sleeping Dogs from Xbox Live, provided you're a Gold subscriber.

The game has been available as a free download to keep for Gold subscribers since January 1. Tomorrow, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be free for the duration of the month.

Microsoft has not yet announced February's free games. Past freebies from Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion for Xbox 360 have included Halo 3, Assassin's Creed II, and Crackdown, among others.

An Xbox Live Gold subscription is $10/month or $60/year. The Games with Gold promotion is available only on Xbox 360, not Xbox One.

Discussion

49 comments
wildamnesia
wildamnesia

Have the game on disc already.  Still haven't played it.  Haven't got Guardian of the Light though, so I'm looking forward to not playing that either.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Heavily underrated game. Very good story and entertaining gameplay in general.

SlyMC182
SlyMC182

I am hoping they bring this program over to Xbox One soon with some good games. Maybe when a few more games come out for the system.

ACMC85
ACMC85

This game was awesome by the way. At first I didn't give it much attention, as I dislike GTA. But, wow this makes me want to try GTA.

kutulu1
kutulu1

Just got Tales of Xillia for $10 off the PSN sale going on now. Bioshock Infinite Is there for free; next on my list for download. Thank you Sony.

wickedsc300
wickedsc300

Honestly I kind of like Xbox's lesser offerings than those on my PS+.  Most games that come out on PS+ I already bought and played, where as on XB i'm getting games I have not played yet.  

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

What's next month? Rainbow Six Vegas 2?

LickTheEnvelope
LickTheEnvelope

MS has to step these offerings up.  So next month Sony has: Bioshock: Infinite, DMC and Brother's a Tale of Two Sons... and MS has Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.   That's three 2013 launched games vs one game from 2010... (Not to mention Don't Starve on PS4 and two more included Vita Games). Step your game up Microsoft.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

I don't know i would call this game free if you have to pay a subscription fee to get it.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

I got this ons PSN+ like a year ago, glad to see XBLA is making some strides

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Good to see Microsoft finally giving a decent game.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

NEXT MONTH THEY SHOULD GIVE US   RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS  ,  OR HOW ABOUT GOLDENEYE ,  THAT SOUNDS NICE 

dmastor
dmastor

Really enjoying sleeping dogs right now, Hopefully we get Gears of war 3 

Aryck1095
Aryck1095

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Halo Wars next month.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Sleeping Dogs sucked. Cop games are for weirdos and control freaks.

coaltango
coaltango

would be nice to have a game like left 4 dead or maybe even a game like transformers for free next month

electricalbill
electricalbill

Nice to see frree games from Microsoft, if it wasn't for Sony we wouldn't see free games on Xbox Live. Hope this trend continues next gen. What it would be awesome is if we could buy last gen games at bargain on the next gen consoles with achievements and all.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

Xbox live has games that are free expire? hmmm.......that kind of sucks

vallee05
vallee05

I highly recommend this game, I like the name Sleeping dogs over True Crime as well. Anyways, I actually had more fun with this game then the last 2 GTA title and I'm a big fan of GTA. the fighting mechanics were much better and more fluid in this game. Sleeping Dogs with a GTA budget....would be amazing. Sleeper Hit title, I recommend picking this up.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

 I DLed the game but haven't played it yet- too busy.  I am looking forward to playing this game when I have time.


Is the DLC worth paying for? I think the DLC is on sale right now and if it is any good, there is no reason not to get it.

northArrow
northArrow

Better download it now because what are the chances we'll see another good and recent release on the "Games for Gold" promo

shreddyz
shreddyz

not really free if one has to pay for a subscription now is it. The console makers love to through out that "free" term every now and then.

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

I could swear that the still image is from Just Cause 2, another Square Enix open world action game. Recycl...*coughs* ehh nothing.

blackace
blackace

I already have the game on disk. I've already bought Lara Croft several years back. So nothing to get on XBox 360 this month. Went back to playing "Ascend: Hand of Kul" which is free on XBox 360 and is a good game. If you haven't tried it, check it out.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Was this article needed? Everyone should know GWG expires date to download the game you like for free. All this article for a game we know for a while now wasted.

AndreJr7
AndreJr7

Started playing yesterday.Great game! Also looking forward for the Lara croft game.

benjeronimo
benjeronimo

@LickTheEnvelopeyou for real? bioshock infinite, dmc and brothers? those games are like, really recent and decent.


it's christmas all over again. the kids across the street are unwrapping bikes and nerf guns. i'm unwrapping CLOTHES.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

@Death_Masta187 It's called indirectly paying for it. Technically its "free" if you're already using that subscription for other things.

sanchango
sanchango

@Death_Masta187 ps+ does the same thing(with tons of more games), the only difference is(well unless it's changed) is that for xbox once you download it, it's yours to keep, even if you don't renew you gold subscription. Whereas PS+, while you do keep the games, you'll only be able to play by renewing your subscription.

Someone confirm/correct me on the PS+ thing

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

@mariokart64fan No no no no, Goldeneye is way too good of a game for Microsoft to put out for free. They'll probably try Perfect Dark Zero instead.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@mariokart64fan Idk about goldeneye but Revelations would be a nice thing for free, if you didn't buy it already.

jasongm
jasongm

@Aryck1095 enough with the halos, most of us that own a xbox already have anything with Halo.. sighs...

jasongm
jasongm

@Dredcrumb9 was fun for first 3 days, but got boring fast.

jasongm
jasongm

@coaltango highly unlikely, chances are we will get a game corporate MS thinks everyone will want, like lara croft and the guardian of light.. oops to late..

COLDFIRE25
COLDFIRE25

You are paying for the subscription regardless so the fact that their adding these games that we don't have to pay extra for and nothing else changes for the subscription itself, their free.

porkchameleon
porkchameleon

@Rheinmetalthere's Rico's outfit in the Dogs that you can wear.


Two different games, both awesome (although, JC2 can be played for hours on end, SD ends with the story).

gmagnus
gmagnus

@Ultra_Taco That doesn't even make sense. So if a subscription entitles you to 12 things, and you only use 2 of those things, then the other 10 things are free? No. Let's pretend your argument made sense. If you get any of the games, then you are now using the sub for it, so it is immediately not free.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

@sanchango

My point still stands as in its not free if you have to pay a subscription fee to get it. 

DarqStalker
DarqStalker

The games for gold is a new feature of the service. So it is an additional feature added in "for free".

DarqStalker
DarqStalker

What do the servers have to do with it? Once you d/l it, it's yours and you can play offline. IE: no xbla server needed. Whereas PSN you need an active acct to play the game.