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Beyond Good & Evil now free on Uplay

Ubisoft has made Beyond Good & Evil free for all Ubisoft Club members to enjoy.


As Ubisoft promised last week, the PC version of Beyond Good & Evil has been made available for free via its Uplay service.

Ubisoft Club members can head on over to Uplay starting today to in order to add it to their library. From there, users can either horde it within their ever-expanding library of free games or download it to play whenever they want.

Beyond Good & Evil originally released in 2003 and received the HD treatment in March 2011 on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Its HD version has since been made backwards compatible with the Xbox One and was featured as a Games with Gold title between August 16th, 2016 through September 1st, 2016.

According to its listing on Uplay, there’s only mention of its original release date and not of its follow-up HD release. In fact, its recommended PC specs require a Pentium III, Celeron, or AMD Athlon processor and a GPU that supports at least DirectX 9 and has 32MB of memory. We wouldn’t be surprised if the version being offered by Ubisoft was the original 2003 release and not the 2011 HD version.

We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for clarification and will update our story when we get a response. For now, you should probably add Beyond Good & Evil regardless of what version is available for free. It’s still a fantastic game that is worth another playthrough.

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    October 12, 2016 8:15 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Beyond Good & Evil now free on Uplay

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      October 12, 2016 8:27 AM


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        October 12, 2016 8:32 AM

        It's terrific! The original version had a funky bug midway through that's kinda well documented, but it's not enough to ruin the experience (the PS2 version had all sorts of funky level geometry issues that led to falling through the world and I still loved it). Just an amazing game that didn't perform remotely as well as it should have. I feel guilty paying only $10 for it right after it came out when Circuit City was dumping copies.

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        October 12, 2016 9:25 AM

        It is in my top 5 of favourite games of all time

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        October 12, 2016 1:44 PM

        I really enjoyed this game. I played the reissued version when it came out on the 360 and I was surprised how well it stood up. It's an excellent game with a cool design and a lot of heart. You can tell playing it that the people making it were really into it.
        I'm still hoping that new game will come out at some point. As cool as the first game is, the potential for a second game could be the best game ever made.

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      October 12, 2016 8:35 AM

      Yes, thanks for the reminder! UPLAY 30 has given us 4 awesome games for free so far (2 that I already owned but was happy to revisit for the first time on the PC).

      Beyond Good & Evil was always on my radar but I just never got around to checking it out.

      Incidentally it's a 1.83GB download if anyone is curious.

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      October 12, 2016 8:51 AM

      Never played this, maybe I will finally. It's supposed to be pretty good, isn't it?

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        October 12, 2016 2:16 PM

        It's a great Zelda-like game. PC version is kind of poor, however. No gamepad support for instance.

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      October 12, 2016 8:53 AM

      Curious if anyone else has tried this, and how it plays? Framerate makes it unplayable on my system :(

      Voiceovers on the rendered cutscenes play way ahead of what's happening on-screen and I never got into the actual game.

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        October 12, 2016 9:04 AM

        (Conversely the re-release of Splinter Cell and Prince Of Persia via Ubi30 both play awesome).

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        October 12, 2016 3:57 PM

        I can't get past needing EAX software to run the setup. I don't know why they couldn't release the HD version.

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