Saints Row: The Third now free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers

The Xbox 360 version of Volition's open-world mayhem simulator Saints Row: The Third is currently free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers as part of the service's ongoing Games with Gold promotion.

Saints Row: The Third marked a sharp turn for the Saints Row franchise, transforming a once-straightforward crime drama series into a full-blown parody of the genre. The series would later reach new heights of ridiculousness in Saints Row 4, which we named as one of our favorite games of 2013.

Microsoft recently expanded its Games with Gold program, pledging to release free Xbox One games for subscribers starting next month.

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