Assassin's Creed Syndicate is FREE to download on Thursday – how to get it

GAMERS can bag a free copy of Assassin's Creed Syndicate this week – starting from Thursday.

The game is being made available to download free of charge for a week on the Epic Games Store.

Epic Games will be familiar to many as the creator of Fortnite and Gears of War.

The developer also runs its own online game store where it gives away great freebies from time to time.

There's no catch, other than the fact that the games are only available on Windows PC.

For Epic's latest deal, you can get Assassin's Creed Syndicate – a popular action game set in Victorian London.

But you'll have to be quick if you want to bag the game.

It's only available as a freebie from February 20 to February 27.

Get it here:

  • Epic Games Assassin's Creed Syndicate (February 20 – 27) – download

Assassin's Creed came out in October 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One, followed by a Window release in November that same year.

It's the ninth major entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise, hot on the heels of Assassin's Creed Unity.

As always, the plot follows a fictionalised version of real-world history, depicting a centuries-old clash between Assassin's and Templars.

This game is set in Victorian London, and follows twin assassins trying to wrest back control of the city from Templar rule.

The Assassin's Creed version of London is open world, letting players explore freely.

Like previous games, you navigate in third-person on foot, by using parkour – or, uniquely for Syndicate, in carriage.

There are still stealth mechanics and open combat, which

Assassin's Creed Syndicate – what's the story?

Here's the official Epic Games description…

  • "As Jacob Frye, a young and reckless Assassin, use your skills to help those trampled by the march of progress.
  • "Travel the city at the height of the Industrial Revolution and meet iconic historical figures.
  • "From Westminster to Whitechapel, you will come across Darwin, Dickens, Queen Victoria… and many more.
  • "As a gang leader, strengthen your stronghold and rally rival gang members to your cause, in order to take back the capital from the Templars’ hold."

The game was well-received by critics at release, and was nominated for several awards in 2015.

It has a Google user score of 92%, and Metacritic scores of 76% (PS4), 74% (PC) and 78% (Xbox One).

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