You can download and play Rayman Legends for free - here’s how to get it

This is how to download the free game (Photo: Ubisoft)

If you’re stuck at home, finding ways to keep entertained is vital, and video games can be a welcome distraction. Now, Ubisoft is offering the world a chance to play some classic games for free.

In an announcement, the games company explained that over the past few weeks its teams have been following official guidance and implementing working from home policies.

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“We also know we are not the only ones adapting to spending a lot more time at home,” the announcement said.

“We have put together a month-long series of offers, trials, and discounts to help everyone who is following health authorities’ guidance by staying at home.”

Ubisoft said that they “want to help”, whether it’s by providing a way to keep entertained or helping you to keep socialising with friends from a distance.

The company added, “We encourage everyone to play together, play your part, and play at home.”

Which games can I play for free?

To begin their month long calendar of offers, Ubisoft is kicking things off with Rayman Legends, which is available for free on PC.

The game was made available on 31 March and will be free to download until 3 April on UPLAY.

In addition to Rayman Legends, Ubisoft are offering a free trials for a handful of other games, including:

- Ghost Recon: Breakpoint- The Crew 2- The Division- Trials Rising

After 3 April, Ubisoft will then make a different game free to download, but it is keeping the specifics under wraps. However, the company did reveal that free offers and trials would be coming from some of its most popular franchises, such as Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance.

How to download Rayman Legends

To download the game, head to the Ubisoft website.

You’ll be able to see all the free games and trials available to download - at the top is Rayman Legends.

Click “get free game” and it’ll take you to another page where you can download the game onto your PC.

What is Rayman Legends about?

In Rayman Legends, you’ll join Ryaman, Globox and Teensies in a platform style adventure through a variety of mythical, painted worlds.

The game takes place one century after the events of Rayman Origins, and Rayman and friends have just found out that 10 princesses of the land and the Teensies have been captured by the nightmares and the Dark Teensies.

You’ll need to run, jump and fight your way across more than 80 levels to battle the Magician and in turn save the universe.