Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 Free This Weekend

By Sam Quirke,
This weekend players with Xbox Live Gold can enjoy three games with no purchase necessary thanks to Free Play Days. From today until Monday, Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Tetris and Valkyria Chronicles 4 are all available to download and play for anyone with a Gold subscription.

Goat Simulator

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Goat Simulator is a so-good-it's-bad sandbox in which you play a goat with a bizarre prehensile tongue. The Goat Simulator achievement list is famous for its bizarre requirements, but overall it's pretty simple to complete – especially if you follow our community's Goat Simulator achievement walkthrough. The community estimates that this one will take 2-5 hours, though your mileage may vary due to a very annoying minigame called Flappy Goat. If you like what you play but don't get to finish it, you can pick the game up for a mere $2.49 in the current Xbox Sales. It's a 3GB download, and it's Xbox One X Enhanced.

Goat Simulator
$9.99£7.99€9.99$13.45$9.99R$19
Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat; your dreams have finally come true! Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. Destroy things with style, such as doing a backflip while head-butting a bucket through a window, and you'll earn even more points! • You can be a goat • Get points for wrecking stuff • We've only eliminated the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious



Puyo Puyo Champions

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Puyo Puyo is like Tetris – an elegant design makes it easy to pick up, but very tough to master if you want to compete. Puyo Puyo Champions is a celebration of 25 years of the game, and features fan favourite characters and rule sets from across the franchise. Eight players can play locally, or you can head online to play competitively or casually. You probably won't be able to finish the game off on the weekend alone – the completion estimate is 50-60 hours. The hardest requirement on the Puyo Puyo Champions achievements list has only been unlocked by 24 of the 2,400 achievement hunters who have tried the game on site.

It's a 1.41GB download, and if you like what you play over the weekend you can pick it up on discount for just $3.99. It's on xCloud if you're in the preview for Microsoft's new mobile streaming programme, which means you can play it for free whenever and wherever you like.

Puyo Puyo Champions
$9.99£7.99€9.99$14.95$13.49R$21.95
Puyo Puyo Champions

Will you be the next Puyo Puyo Champion? Easy to learn, tough to master! Challenge friends and family in local multiplayer or compete globally via online matchmaking. Built for all ages, this puzzle game comes with a surprisingly competitive edge. https://manuals.sega.com/puyopuyochampions/xboxone/



Valkyria Chronicles 4

Valkyria Chronicles 4

The fourth entry of SEGA's beloved strategy-RPG-shooter set in a JRPG fantasy analogue of the Second World War, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a simple enough place for newcomers to start given that it takes place in the same timeframe as the original game, following a different squad of the Federation. Valkyria Chronicles is loved for its unique blend of genres and its equally unique watercolor art style – presented with Xbox One X Enhancements for those who can take advantage of it. This particular iteration made waves on release due to its insufferably adorable Shiba Inu called Ragnarok, a vital part of the player's squad. He wears a hat.

It'll be quite the feat to finish off the Valkyria Chronicles 4 achievements list, estimated to be a 50-60 hour completion by our community. Obtaining all of the decorations in the game will require an A-rank on all missions plus a grind to get characters max-leveled and to find every weapon in the game. It's a 28 GB download so you should get started if you want to give this a go on the weekend. If you like what you play you can pick up the full game on discount this weekend for $14.99.

Valkyria Chronicles 4
$29.99£24.99€29.99$47.95$39.99R$129.95
Valkyria Chronicles 4

A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War! Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on Squad E of the Federation. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight for freedom in this desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.



Will you be playing any of these games over the weekend? Let us know!
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.