Most of the big titles have been released already, but for gamers who prefer to stay on the safe side of things, there are a few free games worth checking out this weekend.
In the first wave of Steam’s spring sale, players can grab Mario Party 10, Duck Game, Brutal Legend, and Gone Home for $8 each. Later this year, Ubisoft will launch its UPlay store on the digital download platform. While starting with only five games, more titles are expected to be released later in the year.
However, that’s not it – for those looking for a bit of nostalgia can take refuge in some old-school classics as Gabe Newell has announced several hundred older titles will be available at predecimal prices starting tomorrow.
Below is a list of what we know will be on offer, but bear in mind – the following titles are subject to change:
The first-person action-adventure game paved the way for other environmentally aware games such as Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted. In this game, the player takes on the role of Faith Connors, an athletic cat burglar who runs – no pun intended – across a gleaming city.
The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings
Based on the works of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher 2 is an action RPG known for its moral ambiguity and gritty atmosphere. Players take on the role of Geralt, a professional monster hunter tasked with finding a kingslayer.
Remedy Entertainment’s Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
The Fall of Max Payne is an action-packed third-person shooter known for its film noir feel and bullet-time mechanics. Players assume the role of former New York detective Max Payne – forced to kill family – as he tracks down those responsible for the deaths of his loved ones.
Ubisoft’s first-person puzzle-platformer – a spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed Portal, has players assume the role of Chell as she navigates across various test chambers using an experimental portal gun and her wits.
Aspyr Media’s Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR):
The Sith Lords is considered by many as one of the best Star Wars games ever made. Set nearly 4,000 years before the events of the original movies – KOTOR II takes us to a time when Jedi are being hunted down and exterminated for their beliefs, leading players on a quest to defeat an ancient Sith warrior known as Darth Traya.
RPG Digaea: Hour of Darkness
Nippon Ichi Software’s Japanese school-life RPG Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is the first title in a popular franchise that features anime-style graphics, creative and humorous writing, and extremely deep gameplay mechanics. In this game, players take on the role of Laharl – an arrogant demon prince who is tasked with reclaiming the Overlord’s throne from a rival demon.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
Developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is an online tactical first-person shooter known for its skill-based gameplay and flawless mechanics.
In this game, players take on the role of either terrorists or counter-terrorists in three different game modes.
From Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
A standalone expansion of a popular first-person shooter, players take on the role of Sergeant Rex Colt, a cybernetically enhanced soldier tasked with leading Operation Blood Dragon – a mission to rescue Colonel Sloan from a rogue cyborg army.
A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
Dejobaan Games’ award-winning indie game, A Reckless Disregard for Gravity is a base jumping simulator that sees players jump off the tallest building in Boston and freefall through the air at breakneck speeds. As they fall – players must attempt to remain on target, avoiding buildings and objects by any means necessary.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Ubisoft’s critically acclaimed historical action-adventure title, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate takes us to 19th-century London as we assume the role of twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye. In this game, players must attempt to liberate downtrodden districts from enemy gangs while hunting down Templar targets.
Valve Studios’ Team Fortress 2
A reboot of the popular Quake modification Team Fortress – is a major update to the class-based action game that features nine distinct classes and colorful, cartoonish graphics. In this game, players take on the role of one of three classic roles: offensive Soldier, defensive Heavy, or evasive Scout with no set way to play.
Kalypso Media’s Grand Ages: Medieval
A city-building simulation set in the Middle Ages, tasks players with building a kingdom through various means including diplomacy, trade, and warfare. This game is the sequel to Grand Ages: Rome and is known for giving players the freedom to play how they want.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
Ubisoft’s third-person tactical shooter, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is the latest in a long line of tactical shooters that has players assume the role of an operator from one of the counter-terrorists units featured in other Tom Clancy titles.
Ashes Of The Singularity:Escalation
From Oxide Games and Stardock Entertainment, Ashes Of The Singularity: Escalation is a large-scale real-time strategy game set in the distant future where humanity is under threat from a mysterious and seemingly unstoppable enemy known as the Substrate.
Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries
Leading independent developer and publisher, Stardock Entertainment’s Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries is an expansion to the company’s popular turn-based strategy title, Galactic Civilizations III which features a new story campaign along with several other major changes.
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