Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes free on Xbox Live in October

Capybara Games' role-playing game will be free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers October 1-15.

Microsoft today announced that Capybara Games' role-playing game Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is the next free Xbox Live game for Gold subscribers.

The game, normally $15, will be free for subscribers October 1-15. Microsoft did not say which game will follow from October 16-31.

Clash of Heroes was originally released on Nintendo DS in 2009, before coming to Xbox 360 and other platforms.

Rainbow Six Vegas (normally $20) is currently free on Xbox Live for Gold members.

The free games are part of Microsoft's new Games With Gold program that gives Xbox Live Gold subscribers two free titles--to keep--each month until December 31.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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124 comments
aevic
aevic

Meh.. I really wish they would release originals and then the sequel. Give us a chance to play a series of games. I was glad I got to play RSV again but I never got to play the second. How about letting us vote on these titles too?

fefisgbf
fefisgbf

I got Far Cry 3, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Risen and some other games from PSN+ EU october update... I'm really happy.

Zain884
Zain884

so is this game even any good?

jrobthejedi
jrobthejedi

It's great that MS is showing some initiative to show their appreciation to their paying customers but c'mon, I'm sure they can do better. What they're doing is being that rich douchebag uncle that buys you socks for your birthday, sure I can wear them but couldn't you give me something more?

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

cool i don't own this one so will be in for a download. so far the only games i did not have already was fable 3 and earth defense. rest of them i already had..  thanks ms  i like this program. As i am not enough of a loser to criticize free

NaturallyEvil
NaturallyEvil

It's free!*


*Free may mean more expensive than just buying a cheap copy on disc.

Hicser03
Hicser03

Finally a game i dont own and actually interested in.

Infinite_713
Infinite_713

I have XBL GOLD and PS PLUS. It's like Microsoft is giving us games that doesn't sale, no one cares about and no one even plays. MY PS3 hard drive is full of great games Sony gave away free. I appreciate the effort anyway Microsoft(continues to play GTAV on X360).

Hortey
Hortey

XBL games for gold are terrible, even without comparing them to PS+.  They are previous iterations of ALREADY old games... most of them I don't play for more than an hour or so before going back to the games I already own.  I bet you they pick these games by going into their files and looking for games with DLC that no one has wanted to buy for months or years and give it free in the hopes of getting money from the DLC.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Got it. But only played it a bit. It is good though.

MS could try a bit harder with their free games.

Bowser05
Bowser05

FINALLY! A game I don't own will be provided free. It's one I've been wanting to get to boot. I look forward to downloading this.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

This is a great game.
It is excellent on DS and the version on X360,even if it lost a bit of its charme due the graphic art(i liked more the "sprites" form the DS),is great too.
If you have a faible for a strategy/rpg mix,this game is for you...and its for free!

eduardscor
eduardscor

I know you guys wanted a more famous AAA game, and the offer is nothing like PS+ offers, but if you have a 360, you should try this game, its really awesome, very entertaining, and its free right now so it wouldnt hurt.

Of course if you hate puzzle games or rpg stuff, maybe its not for you.

Daian
Daian

Lol at the bs Rainbow Six price, u can get it used for pennies.

Random_Virus
Random_Virus

The games you get from Xbox Live Gold are pretty much the equivalent of what your grandmother would buy you if she was going to buy you something for your birthday.

sonicare
sonicare

Nice.  I liked the old might and magic series.

uuffoouu
uuffoouu

Rainbow Six Vegas is normally $2.99 

Link3301
Link3301

When are they going to bring out Halo 3.

Adavanter
Adavanter

Looks interesting. Can't pass up free.

wcwj26
wcwj26

 How about some games which actually are considered 'gold' Microsoft?

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Terrible game. About par for the course for Games With Gold.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@Infinite_713 there goes some one camparing a free game ms is giving to its gold members to a rental service in ps plus. honestly ps plus is more comparable to on live than it is the games for gold program

FrankZoex2
FrankZoex2

@Infinite_713 All the games they have offered for free have been excellent games, would be nice if they were more recent but you can't fault them for quality.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@Infinite_713 Actually this was a pretty good game, I think you need to expand your mind, what am I saying; of course you won't.

Sideways8_4ever
Sideways8_4ever

@Hortey if people didnt want to buy or play them before, what makes microscam think people will want to play them now?

northArrow
northArrow

@Hortey I'm not sure if these games have DLC, but they're going out of their way to pick games that aren't selling in the first place

northArrow
northArrow

@eduardscor My XBL Gold sub is long expired and there's no way in hell I'm going to resub for any of the games they've announced thus far

Random_Virus
Random_Virus

@sonicare this is nothing like that at all.  it's some kinda terribad chess board strategy game.

jrobthejedi
jrobthejedi

@jtthegame316 @Infinite_713 rental service or not they still get the games for free. I'd rather "rent" a bunch of great and relevant games for free than what we're getting now

FrankZoex2
FrankZoex2

@northArrow @Hortey I think yeah they are looking at games that aren't selling and also have a metacritic over a certain score, I'm guessing 7 or 8. As I said in a comment above old yes poor quality no. The problem I have isn't that they are bad games rather I have played most of them.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Random_Virus According to many reviews,its not terribad at all.
Check the gamefaqs review section for detailed reviews.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@Random_Virus @sonicare Yup. Some kinda terribad chess board strategy game that happens to have a metacritic of 86 and an average user score of about 86 as well. That clearly defines a terribad game. Don't listen to Random_Virus, you will likely enjoy this game sonicare.

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @RadPro Don't get me wrong, im not knocking it. I can understand MS wanting to promote some underrate gems, but they should at least make one of their monthly offerings a classic AAA.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@deathstream @DarkSaber2k Yes because I always put review scores over my personal experience as someone who both bought this game AND is a massive Might & Magic fan. Now run along child.

jrobthejedi
jrobthejedi

@jtthegame316 @jrobthejedi @Infinite_713 what are you trying to say exactly? PS+ members pay an annual service fee the same way xbl members do, matter of fact it's less money for them and they're getting higher quality free games and discounts. Most members keep their membership anyways so they have their games for as long as they want. Regardless of whether they're giving us the games or not in my opinion we're getting the shorter end of the stick here.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@jrobthejedi @jtthegame316 @Infinite_713 Your not really seeing my point because you are continually paying for the ps plus games you can expect newer titles. Because ms are actually giving you these games expecting brand new games is just pure rude.

Sideways8_4ever
Sideways8_4ever

@Bowser05 @Random_Virus @RadPro @wcwj26 for 50 bucks a year on ps+, ive played over 200 dollars worth of free games. id like to see microshit match that 

Bowser05
Bowser05

@Random_Virus @RadPro @wcwj26 I did. Don't want to pay monthly for a shoddy service who's only use is to get games to play every month. I purchase my games, not rent them. I'm much more interested in the improvements to PS+ for PS4 then the crappy implementation in PS3/PSP/Vita.

JustRagequit
JustRagequit

@jayjay444 @wcwj26 Dude if you do business with somebody monthly/annually and they give you a bag of dog shit as a token of gratitude, are you saying you're going to be completely fine with that and accept it? To you, and many other people, this game may not be dog shit. However, to me and many other people, this game is AAA dog shit. The problem is, you aren't showing your gratitude in a generally acceptable way. It's a good idea on paper, but seeing as how everybody is complaining about how bad the games have been, you would think that they would have listened by now to the criticism and offered something greater. THEY EVEN APOLOGIZED FOR THE OUTRAGE THEY GOT FOR DEFENSE GRID, and here they are, still making the EXACT same move as they did choosing that game. Am I mad about it? No. Honestly, I could care less as it's just less space to take on my HDD, but seriously, man. People have a right to be let down because even if you release a super bad ass, recent game there will still be people bitching, just less people doing it. When most the comments you see are negative, and a lot of the positive ones are moralfags who say "not gonna complain because it's free". Just let the bitchers bitch about it and don't give a shit? That's what MS is doing lol

Bowser05
Bowser05

@wcwj26 Ah recent classic is an oxymoron buddy. That being said you didn't specify you wanted recent games originally, so jayjay was perfectly justified in what he said. Anyway, DR2 and Fable 3 are both relatively recent games that are 'classics'. I mean what did you expect...Call of Duty Black Ops 2? They are offering a bunch of FANTASTIC games. I mean it's not quite as elaborate as PS+, but at least you aren't required to be a member to play these games once you have them (right? If I'm wrong then I take that part back).

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @jayjay444 You forgot Crackdown. Im just saying recent classic would be nice.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

@wcwj26 On the flipside, most people already own the AAA games they're interested in.  This is a really good title that a lot of people probably haven't played.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@wcwj26 Rainbow six vagas, Dead rising 2, Assassins creed 2, fable 3 they were all AAA games they were classic, i'm sick of seeing people like u bitch at free games.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@Random_Virus @deathstream @DarkSaber2k Actually generally critics ARE gamers. I don't understand the delusional banter that happens on these comment areas so often. They are merely forced to be a lot more critical so that people have more to understand about the game. That's a challenging task. Much harder than sitting there bashing on a game or gushing about it. That being said, 86 metacritic and 86 average user rating shows the game is CLEARLY not bad. You may not enjoy it, which is fine, but that does not make it bad. I absolutely HATE GTA. I find it boring, repetitive and annoying. You'll never hear me call it bad though, because I know it's not a bad game. It's just not my type of game is all.

uuffoouu
uuffoouu

@deathstream @DarkSaber2k Aren't you a bit bothered that you can pick up the game at gamestop for 2.99? Doesn't that make you think anything in particular? I'm sorry, it's a great game, but I'm disappointed.