Free stuff is great. Free games are great. Great free games are amazing!
FilePlanet are offering its members three Ubisoft games for free. The games are ad-supported. Once downloaded, the only hoop you have to jump through is that you need to register with Ubisoft first and you need to tell them you live in the United States.
The games are:
Now I can heartily recommend the first two from personal experience. Far Cry, especially, is a great game.
Some people moan about ad-supported software but I’ve never understood that. You have an extremely minor inconvenience for a great reward.
I use the ad-supported version of Download Accelerator Plus, for example, and am happy that some of the DAP window is taken up with an advert I completely ignore.
With these games you get a short ad (currently for McDonalds) in the menus and every time the game loads a new level. It’s a minor inconvenience and it does spoil the ambience of the game slightly but you are getting quality games for free!
In fact, I think most games would be well advised if they used their level loading time to display adverts. An advert wouldn’t take you out of the experience any more than the “Please wait, loading” screen does.
People who moan about ad-supported games are simply suffering from a mass hysteria knee-jerk reaction. I suspect a large number of them have never even played an ad-supported game (you know, on principle). The reality is that the pros far outweigh the cons.