3 Games You Can Play For Free (This Weekend Only)
Article by George Norman
On 07 Apr 2017
The weekend is almost here, you plan on spending it playing video games, but… you don’t want to play any of the games you already own and you don’t want to spend any money on buying something new. Well, since you’re not exactly sure what to play, let me throw a few suggestions your way.

The three games listed below are free to play (and discounted), this weekend only. Actually, the first two are free to play this weekend only, the third is a free demo that you can play anytime you want. But all three are discounted all weekend long.


1. Squad (via Steam)

Squad is a tactical first-person shooter that was released as an Early Access game on Steam back in December 2015. It pits teams of 50 players one against another in an effort to "capture combat realism through communication and teamplay, emphasizing both strong squad cohesion mechanics as well as larger scale coordination, tactics and planning." Squad features large scale environments, base building, as well as vehicle-based combined arms gameplay. And until Monday, April 10 at 10AM Pacific Time, you can play the Squad game for free.

If you like Squad and decide to purchase it, you can get it for half its regular price. During the free weekend, Squad is discounted by 50% on Steam, meaning that you can purchase the game for $20 instead of $40 and €18.5 instead of €37. Furthermore, all Squad merchandise is discounted by 30% on the Squad online store.

So to recap, you have until Monday to play Squad for free, purchase the game for 50% off on Steam, and even get some cool Squad merchandise for a discount.

Squad Quick Facts
  • Game type – online, team-based, tactical first-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – released as a Steam Early Access game in December 2015.
  • Price – $39.99 or €36.99. Discounted by 50% until Monday (April 10) on Steam.
  • About – built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4, Squad pits teams of up to 50 people against each other in intense modern day combined-arms combat scenarios. In this realistic environment, the flow of the game is dictated by the players, with organic and emergent gameplay reigning supreme.
Learn more about Squad.

2. WWE 2K17 (via Humble Bundle)

Humble Bundle’s 'Game of the Week' is WWE 2K17, the professional wrestling video game that was released in October 2016 for Xbox One and PS4 and in February 2017 for PC. The game promises "the most authentic WWE gameplay ever," tons of new moves, realistic graphics, and a huge roster of playable characters.

If you want to give WWE 2K17 a try, Humble Bundle is giving you the chance to do it for free. Go get the game from the Humble Store and you can play it for free until Monday, April 10. And speaking about the Humble Store, I want to point out that WWE 2K17 is currently on sale, discounted by 40%. The Standard edition is priced at $30 instead of $50 and the Deluxe Edition is $45 instead of $75 (the prices are the same in €).

So to recap, you have until Monday to play WWE 2K17 for free. And if you like the game, you can purchase the Standard or the Deluxe Edition for a 40% discount from the Humble Store (you’ll get a game key that you must redeem on Steam).

WWE 2K17 Quick Facts
  • Game type – professional wrestling video game.
  • Release date – October 2016 for Xbox One and PS4, February 2017 for PC.
  • Price – $49.99. Discounted by 40% until Monday (April 10) on the Humble Store.
  • About – welcome to Suplex City, courtesy of cover Superstar Brock Lesnar! WWE 2K17 returns as the reigning, defending, champion of fighting video games! WWE 2K17 features realistic graphics, ultra-authentic gameplay, and the largest roster to date featuring your favorite WWE and NXT Superstars and Legends.
Learn more about WWE 2K17.

3. Dishonored 2 (via Steam, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store)

Yes, I know that Dishonored 2 doesn’t fit into the "free to play this weekend only" category. But seeing that Bethesda released the Dishonored 2 demo yesterday (Thursday, April 6), I’m betting on the fact that you didn’t get the chance to play the game and you’re planning on giving it a try this weekend.

Dishonored 2 is an action-adventure stealth video game that was released in November 2016. It is the sequel to 2012’s Dishonored, taking place 15 years after the original game. Supernatural assassin Corvo Attano is now older and more experienced. And Emily Kaldwin, who was 10 in the original game, is now 25 and ruler over the Empire of the Isles. But she is dethroned and the Empire plunges into chaos. Choose if you want to play as Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, use their unique supernatural powers, and save the Empire.

Anyone who wants to give Dishonored 2 a try can get the free trial and dive into the game’s first three missions as either Empress Emily Kaldwin or the Royal Protector, Corvo Attano. The Dishonored 2 trial is available for PC on Steam, for Xbox One and Microsoft’s online store, and for PlayStation 4 on Sony’s online store. If you like the game and device to buy it, you can get it for 50% off until April 11.

So to recap, you can get the Dishonored 2 trial anytime you want and play the game’s first three missions for free. For a limited time, until April 11, Dishonored 2 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 is discounted by 50%.

Dishonored 2 Quick Facts
  • Game type – stealth action-adventure video game.
  • Release date – November 11, 2016 for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99. Discounted by 50% until April 11.
  • About – reprise your role as a supernatural assassin, play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Use stealth to go through the game unseen, make full use of the game’s brutal combat system, or use a combination of the two elements.
Learn more about Dishonored 2.

In related news, you might want to know that a Mafia III trial is now available for PC (Steam), Xbox One, and PS4. To celebrate the launch of Mafia III’s first story DLC, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games released a free Maya III playable demo little over a week ago.

Tags: free weekend, video game, Steam, Humble Bundle, Humble Store, Squad, WWE 2K17, Dishonored 2, Sony, PlayStation 4, Microsoft, Xbox One
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