It's been somewhat of a long time coming, but 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold memberships can finally snag their free copy of "Assassin's Creed 2" as of this very second.
It's part of the Games with Gold program that kicked off earlier this month with Defense Grid: The Awakening. Which was a not so auspicious start for the program in many people's opinions. Especially when compared to the free offerings that Sony was providing via PlayStation Plus at that same time, which included XCOM.
At any rate, Games with Gold promises two free games a month, so Assassin's Creed 2 will be up for grabs till the end of July. Hopefully the next game will be Halo 3, the only other big name title that was announced for the service, and not some XBLA game that's not nearly as good or exciting yet again.