Full Fable II Game NOT Free, Stresses Microsoft; Marketplace Download Removed (Updated)

Despite various claims of being able to unlock achievements and 360's recognizing the download as a Full Game purchase, Xbox Live Support's Twitter page responds to a barrage of messages, urging users that the download is in fact the full game, but just Episode 1 that is available for free.

UPDATE: Microsoft's LIVE Support now are remaining quiet to various reports, claiming that they don't have enough information to respond to various claims regarding Fable II.

UPDATE 2: Attempting to download the game off of now results in a "Sorry, this item is not available for purchase from Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Web" message when attempting to download Fable II

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-Alpha3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

Don't usually condone twitter sources, but since it's official news it's important to give people the heads up and help save people the precious bandwidth.

Wonder if this was a mistake or a way to promote Fable 2 downloads. Either way it got everybody's hopes pretty high up.

Again: It downloads the full game but only episode 1 is playable, and the rest you must purchase.

Everybody owes Troll_Police and everybody else who remained skeptical an apology lol

Edit: I'm reading from various people that they are unlocking Achievements and getting past Episode 1 for free. MS *may* have fixed the issue if it was indeed a slip up and may be trying to persuade people to cancel their downloads.

ZombieAssassin3286d ago

Well doesn't that just suck and my download is almost done, but I should of known I see someone posting about it on 4chan earlier and damn near everyone was replying saying it was only the first chapter.

StanLee3286d ago

It's the full game. I downloaded it for free earlier when I first saw the article on N4G. It works and it was free. It was probably a glitch but I was lucky enough to get it.

-Alpha3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

Lol, now they are saying they don't know for sure, there is something definitely up with this.

I don't know why the Twitter morons would bring this to their attention, it really seems like they screwed up with something and they seem to be in the midst of fixing it.

-Alpha3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

I got an achievement for kicking a chicken, and my dashboard displays Fable 2 under my achievements, full with 53 achievements. I am not logged in, the game asked me to update but I refused. I'm not sure if it's normal for demos to give achievements, so I guess I'll keep playing to see if I get past Chapter 1

seinfan3286d ago

Good thinking there. If you did get the full game, the "update" may not allow you to play past the first chapter.

darthv723286d ago

The free episode was only 2gb in size. I can see it in my purchase history. This game is 6.6gb and is sitting in my queue for when I turn on my unit.

I want to see if someone can play past where episode 1 stopped.

T9X693286d ago

Yes you can, it's the full game, not just episode 1. I'm playing it right now.

NoOoB1013286d ago

I got it too, it was only free for like 2 hours or something. But iv been playing and im past the first chapter.

Solidus187-SCMilk3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

but it was giving me an error earlier saying my 360 needed an update even though it was up to date. I couldnt add it to my DL Que from live but it did say I had purchased it. I was bummed because I couldnt add it but once I went to DL history too look for the old episode 1 trial that I dl but never played, it only had the 6 gig file and said I had already purchased it.

I remember it being only 1.5 gigs or less, and this is not the same file. You cant even find the fable 2 episode 1 on the marketplace.

Solidus187-SCMilk3286d ago

It says nothing about it being a trial. It looks like I got fable 2 for free, sweet.

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niceguywii603286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

I don't owe Troll police a dam thing people are disagreeing with him because they are playing through the game(including me)and past episode 1, while a small few are screaming fake. Mistake or ignorance from other parts of MSFT may be the case but the full game is free for those who downloaded it in time.

Probably a mistake but MSFT is known to not have all branches on the same page when it comes to info.

visualb3286d ago

either very evil and smart Marketing move


a genuine mistake.

you decide.

visualb3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

you accept that "apology"

why they apologizing to you anyway?!

Man, I leave here for 2 hours and a free game appears and disappears and you're owed an apology

oh this site is hilarious xD

KiRBY30003286d ago

i spend way too much time on N4G reading fanboys comment and just i get out seeing friends and having a good time outside, they put a free game that interests me on the xbox live. man wtf lol

likedamaster3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

Just went on the xbox site now, clicked to purchase with no price. Downloading now, almost 7 gigs. Whether it's the whole game, I'll have to see. (already beat the game, btw)

Convas3286d ago

Ok, I just need to know now.


Please, let us know!!

JasonPC360PS3Wii3286d ago

It was the full game those who downloaded it before MS fixed the mistake now have a free game.

Paradise Lost3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )



&BTW i downloaded the patch and nothing happened, i wasn't locked out or anything.

Denethor_II3285d ago

This game holds your hand all the way through.

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Garrus_Vakarian3286d ago

I wouldn't be surprised. I'll just keep dl'ing it.

ZombieAssassin3286d ago

Yea I plan on it too and i'm not gonna update the game in hopes that if they did release it for free on accident i'll still be able to play it.

Garrus_Vakarian3286d ago

That's actually a good idea.

lowcarb3286d ago

"It could be damage control."

Yeah somebody could have just quit and left with a bang lol.

MiloGarret3286d ago

Haha! A nice big "fuck you boss" and he's out!

SoSLy3286d ago

a Fable 3 leak would be a bigger bang imo lol.

No Way3286d ago

So, is it just damage control by Microsoft? That it wasn't meant to be free?
Or, does the *full* game work? Mine is at 99%, as I type this, lol.
Guess I'll find out.. does anyone know if updating will block it, if it does indeed work?

limewax3286d ago


I dont know if it is the full game or not, missed the opportunity, However it is MS, if they did mess up they can sort this out in a matter of mintues and wont hesitate to

Sweeet3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

I didn't download the game for free as I already have it, so I just loaded it into my new xbox with no saved game data and there was a game update. So chill everyone, it's just your normal game update and is legit, no doubt just for bug fixes and whatnot.

limewax3286d ago

Yeah but you already have the game, of course its not going to demand you pay for it after an update lol. Its for the people who actually picked up this little chance not people who already have the game and dont have this download version to be affected by it

Sweeet3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

Yes I understand that, but as people are saying this is indeed the full game, and there is a legit game update available for the full version of the game, it makes perfect sense why you would see an update available. So it really is nothing to worry about. I highly doubt Microsoft will start locking down games, especially under the pretence of game updates.

The game poeple have downloaded is the same version as if you'd have actually paid for it, so there's nothing to worry about, if you purchased it by clicking on the link, whether it was FREE or not, they can't take it away.

EDIT: I just looked at the link again, the one where the price says FREE, and it's for the full game. So again if you downloaded it for FREE via the link, you have nothing to worry about.

limewax3286d ago

I see your point and do hope your right, it would kind of suck for anyone who got this chance to miss out on the bug fixes etc

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