The weekend is almost within reach and you know what that means: there are a few free games ready to decorate your free time with. There are again a few games that you can only test this weekend, but this time one that you can keep forever.
Incidentally, it’s Survival Week on Steam right now with offers related to the fight for survival. But you have to hurry, the promotion ends on August 8th. You can find our recommendations here:
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Highlight of the week: Far Cry 6
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A weekend is actually not nearly enough to experience all the activities in Far Cry 6’s massive open world. The latest offshoot of the game series is our highlight of the week anyway, or perhaps because of it. You can download the time-limited version since yesterday, the 4. August
What is Far Cry 6 about? In this offshoot, Ubisoft takes you to a fictional South American island that is strongly reminiscent of Cuba. The small state is ruled with an iron fist by dictator Antón Castillo. This is embodied by Giancarlo Esposito, who series fans already know from Breaking Bad and The Boys. You join the revolution to put an end to this reign of terror.
As is typical of Far Cry, this is of course not your only task: you can also do all sorts of leisure activities, hunt animals or even take part in controversial cockfights. Our testers Elena and Vali reveal how Far Cry 6 performs in general:
Far Cry 6 im Test
An open world full of contradictions
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At first glance, the survival game sounds like its genre colleagues: you have to eat and drink, happily craft and build bases that can also be plundered by opposing players. The special feature: These bases are not fixed buildings, but move around the world.
After four seasons, however, the studio began to doubt the quality – and changed a lot for Season 5. You can make the changes now on Steam try it out with a free weekend and then decide whether you want to buy the title.
This asymmetrical multiplayer game lets you flee from a monster or slip into the shoes of the terrifying creature yourself. Similar to in Dead by Daylight you try as a group to escape from the map alive together by hiding, running away and completing tasks at the same time.
Although Monstrum 2 was only released last year, it is already suffering from an extremely low number of players. Maybe helps the free weekend on Steam the title back on the jumps.
Of course, this week is also a game again free on Epic. In the chaotic co-op game Unrailed you and your friends build the unfinished rails while the train is already chugging along the tracks.
Fans of coordination games like Overcooked should take a closer look at the title. The action is not only this weekend, but until next week Thursday. More information about the game can be found here:
Gratis bei Epic
Who is the free game for?
In Republique you help a young woman named Hope to escape from a totalitarian state. But you are not there, you only see Hope in surveillance cameras. You help the woman with your hacking skills, solve puzzles and tell her when to sneak where.
The game was originally developed for mobile devices, but is now available also on Steam. By the way, Republique is not only free for this weekend, it stays free. The occasion is the 10th anniversary of the studio.
If you’re not a philanthropist and can’t wait for machines to take over the world, then this might be your game: Despotism lets you exploit humanity to further expand your mechanical empire. In the resource management simulation you have to make sure that your workers don’t die of exhaustion or starvation.
You can play this game with a good pinch of black humor save to Steam and keep it if you still strike this weekend.
Even more free games can be found this month on Amazon:
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Will you be jumping into the massive world of Far Cry 6 this weekend, or do you prefer building train tracks with your friends in Unrailed? Or was there nothing exciting for you this time? Write it to us in the comments!