There are games that really go to great lengths to hide their idols – and there’s Stumble Guys, a Fall Guys clone so obvious it makes any Power Rangers bootleg toy seem like a one-off in comparison. But hey, this thing still gets 95 percent positive reviews on Steam, so it can’t be entirely wrong.
And even if you want to spit in a bowl at party battle royales, hey, there are a few more games free this weekend, with one of them even being a permanent gift. So let’s not beat about the bush and jump into the matter.
Highlight of the week: Cities Skylines is a permanent gift
800 hours later, Micha loves Cities: Skylines more than Stellaris
Genre: construction strategy | developer: Colossal Order | Release: March 10, 2015 | Offer valid until
Fortunately, when it comes to free games, the question no longer arises: is it worth the money? But the other important question becomes all the more pressing: Is my time worth it? Because Cities: Skylines eats up time. Lots of time. Like Micha, you can butter 800 hours into this game and have not yet achieved everything that there is to achieve as a mayor. Luckily we’re here to help you with the answer, because we happened to just release a big post-test of Cities: Skylines for 2022, where you can find out in detail how differently the building sim plays after 7 years of development.
Of course, the developers are still sticking to the short version in 2022: You build the city of your dreams, distribute residential, industrial and commercial districts, lay roads, provide energy and take care of the needs of your residents. So basically SimCity, because Cities: Skylines is still the glorious legacy of EA’s former city building simulation.
How do I start the download? Cities: Skylines is giving away on the Epic Games Store until March 17, 2022. If you to the Cities: Skylines shop page
buysthen it’s yours forever.
Free on Steam: You can test these games for free
As every week, there are also some free weekends on Steam, i.e. trial weekends, where you can try out games completely free of charge. After the deadline, however, you lose access – if you want to continue playing, you have to buy. Still, a great opportunity to get a taste of games.
- Stumble Guys: A party multiplayer that bakes a little smaller buns than the big role model Fall Guys. Up to 32 players run, jump and slide in competition. But it currently only costs 4 dollars if you want to stay tuned after the free weekend.
- Dead by Daylight: Like Stumble Guys, more of a party multiplayer for…fun, Dead by Daylight is pretty much the opposite of lighthearted entertainment. Fight for survival alongside other players as a masked killer chases you through the forest. Unless you’re the killer yourself.
By the way, Dead by Daylight is also heavily reduced to 10 dollars (50 percent discount) during the Free Weekend, but of course there are tons of DLCs if you really want to embody a very special movie monster like Pinhead from Hellraiser. Does Hellraiser actually still exist? Haven’t seen a good horror movie in ages.
More free games
If there is nothing for you this time, it might be worth taking a look at like every week the permanently free games at GOG. There are many classics like Beneath a Steel Sky or Shadow Warrior. Alternatively, of course, a little hint with the fence post to take a look at our own free full version for all GameStar Plus members. There’s the science fiction adventure We Are The Dwarves this time.
Is there anything for you this weekend? And how many hours have you already sunk in Cities: Skylines? Write it to us in the comments! Until then, the GameStar editors wish you a nice weekend!