Microsoft Announces New Free Play Days for This Weekend, List Includes Halo: Master Chief Collection, Sims 4, and Fishing Sim World

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Microsoft has announced a new set of games that Xbox Live Gold members can download and play for free this weekend!

The new set of games are pretty good, the list includes Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sims 4, and Fishing World Sim. If you are in a need of a game to play to play this weekend, this free weekend of play will be right up your alley.

The event begins on Thursday, February 7 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, February 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Start by finding and installing the games here.

The games will also be available at a discount (see below) so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game.

  • The Sims 4 ($39.99 SRP): up until 2/11, The Sims’ anniversary sale is on! Get up to 80% off The Sims 4 base game and 50% off select expansion packs.
    • North America base game discount – 80% off: $8.00
    • ROW base game discount – 60% off: $16.00
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($29.99 SRP) at 25% off: $22.49
    • Note: only Halo: The Master Chief Collection Digital Bundle is on sale and for purchase.
  • Fishing Sim World ($19.99 SRP) at 25% off: $14.99

A more detailed look into each free game of the weekend:

The Sims 4

If you’ve been tempted to pick up The Sims 4, now’s the time! Create unique Sims by choosing their distinct appearances, personalities, senses of style, and life goals. Design and decorate the perfect home, down to every last throw pillow. Develop your Sims’ relationships, pursue new careers, and create and control the moments of their lives. Explore beautiful worlds with realistic environments and travel to neighborhoods, meeting other interesting Sims along the way. How will you play with life?

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

The Master Chief Collection brings the legendary journey of Spartan 117 to the Xbox One. Relive the Master Chief’s saga with a single integrated experience that spans four classic games from Halo: Combat Evolved through Halo 4. Or, take the fight online and battle others in Halo’s legendary multiplayer from all four games. Whether you’re a new recruit or a Halo veteran, The Master Chief Collection offers the best of classic Halo all on the powerful Xbox One platform.

Fishing Sim World

Catch that fish of a lifetime on stunning lakes from around the world. The thrill of driving your boat across vast US lakes to the adrenaline from bass trying to escape your lure. From the tranquil beauty of famous European carp and predator venues to the sound of a screaming bite alarms, Fishing Sim World has your angling covered. Fish the way you want using hundreds of items of licensed equipment and take on the 25 different species of fish. Unleash your competitive streak in our online multiplayer or the Dovetail Fishing league where you can take on players from all around the world!


With Microsoft announcing an awesome free play days for this upcoming weekend, what do you plan on playing? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Major Nelson