3 Video Games You Can Play for Free (this Weekend Only, via Steam)

Article by George Norman (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 24 Feb 2017

Looking for something to play this weekend but you don’t want to purchase anything? You’re in luck, because Steam’s giving you the change to play these three games for free: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4, and Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta.

CoD Infinite Warfare and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 are free to play until Sunday, February 26, at 1PM Pacific Time. Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta is free to play until Monday, February 27.

1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The Steam gaming community isn’t exactly in love with this latest Call of Duty title. Overall, the game has "mixed" user reviews. And recently, it has "mostly negative" reviews. The question that comes up is this: should you trust the reviews or make up your own mind? Since CoD is free to play this weekend, you could go with the latter option and see for yourself if the game really is as bad as others say it is.

CoD Infinite Warfare – Quick Facts
  • Game type – first-person shooter video game (the thirteenth primary installment in the Call of Duty series).
  • Release date – November 2016 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – the Standard Edition is regularly priced at $59.99, but you can get it for 50% off until March 2, 2017.
  • Minimum system requirements – 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-3225 processor, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphics card with 2GB VRAM, 70GB of storage space, broadband internet connection, 64-bit version of Windows 7 or newer.
  • About – After a simultaneous surprise attack on UNSA forces in Geneva and the Moon Port Gateway, Lt. Nick Reyes must take the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable adversity, Reyes must lead his trusted crew against the relentless Settlement Defense Front’s plans to dominate all who oppose them. The freedom of every citizen of Earth is at stake.

Go get Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare from Steam.


Not only is this game free to play, but its regular price has been cut in half, meaning you can get it for $15 instead of $30. And speaking about discounts, its worth pointing out that Steam is running a Bandai Namco Play Anime Sale and its offering considerable discounts on several NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE, and One Piece titles.

NS: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 – Quick Facts
  • Game type – fighting video game.
  • Release date – February 2016 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – regularly priced at $29.99 but discounted by 50% until February 27, 2017.
  • Minimum system requirements – 3.0Ghz Intel Core2 Duo or 3.2Ghz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ processor, 2GB of RAM, graphics card with 1GB VRAM, 40GB of storage space, 64-bit version of Windows 7 or newer.
  • About – The latest opus in the acclaimed STORM series is taking you on a colourful and breathtaking ride. Take advantage of the totally revamped battle system and prepare to dive into the most epic fights you’ve ever seen in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM series!

Go get NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 from Steam.

3. Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta

While the previous games have been released quite some time ago, this one hasn’t. Ghost Recon Wildlands is scheduled to be released on March 7 but before that happens, Ubisoft wants the community to join the Open Beta and test the game for free. But... I don’t think it’s going well, because the reviews section on Steam is full of people who do not recommend the game. Ouch! Let’s hope Ubisoft fixes all the bugs in time for release.

Ghost Recon Wildlands – Quick Facts
  • Game type – open world tactical shooter video game.
  • Release date – scheduled to be released on March 7, 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – currently available for pre-order on Steam and the Ubisoft Store, priced at $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $69.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and $99.99 for the Gold Edition.
  • Minimum system requirementssee this article for the game’s minimum and recommended requirements.
  • About – The action in this game takes place in modern day Bolivia. You’re a member of the Ghosts, an elite team that has been dispatched by the US Army to deal with the Santa Blanca drug cartel. You are to destroy the cartel and expose its ties to the local government.

Go get Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta from Steam.

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