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Old 11-13-2014, 03:16 AM
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Free PC game and free weekend notification thread

I've been seeing a lot of free PC game offers lately on the digital distribution sites. Someone will usually make a thread in the game room, but it's difficult to find new threads in all the game thread clutter around here, so I figured it'd be good to have a home base to subscribe to in order to keep tabs on anything new. Plus the deals are often for only a day or a few days, so it's easier to get notified quickly this way.

This is meant for games that are normally not free that are temporarily offered for free.

Current free games:

Witcher 2:

If you go to Good old games for their sale thread and log in or create an account, there's a "stamp collection" button in the middle. You have to come back to gog 7 times in the next week, spaced 6 hours apart, and click that button each time, and you'll receive the excellent Witcher 2 for free.

Mount and Blade

On that same page, there's an option to get a free copy of Mount and Blade near the top with a clock and Get For Free button. You have about 30 hours left from the time of this post to grab it. However, you should know that Mount and Blade was supersceded by Mount and Blade: Warband, which has all the content of M&B and is a better game on top of that. So if you decide you're interested in that series, and will spend time on it, it's probably worth waiting for it to be $5 on sale sometime and grab it then. You can use the free game as a demo for that, I suppose.

Anyway, feel free to post when you see a free game. Free weekends seem worth mentioning too, so people can take a crack at a game they might be interested in.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:28 AM
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DLH.Net is giving away a free copy of Commander: Conquest of the Americas Gold edition. Simply make an account on their site then go to your profile and activate your free game. You'll need to link it to your Steam account the same way Humble Bundle and other sites now use.

As well as C:CotA, I believe you can still active the previous games they offered: Enclave, East India Company, Knightshift, Knights & Merchants HD and Pirates of the Black Cove.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:58 AM
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Mount and Blade Warband is on Steam sale right now for $5 until tomorrow. I picked it up myself.

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Old 11-16-2014, 01:10 PM
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DLH.Net is giving away a free copy of Commander: Conquest of the Americas Gold edition. Simply make an account on their site then go to your profile and activate your free game. You'll need to link it to your Steam account the same way Humble Bundle and other sites now use.

As well as C:CotA, I believe you can still active the previous games they offered: Enclave, East India Company, Knightshift, Knights & Merchants HD and Pirates of the Black Cove.
It's not quite that simple. You have to be really fast. They're only giving 500 keys an hour and they go super quick. I was only able to snag Enclave before all the keys for all the games were gone for this hour.

Maybe they'll eventually have enough keys for everybody but for me, none of these games are worth jumping through hoops to get at this rate.
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:39 PM
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Are they? I only grabbed Commander: CotA since I had the rest from previous DLH give-aways but I had no problem getting it. Maybe I fortuitously slipped in after a "reload" without knowing it.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:23 PM
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Things weren't so bad. Today it only took 2 tries to get the rest of the games. Thanks for the link. I had never heard of that website before.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:18 AM
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Free weekend for chivalry on steam. Definitely recommend trying (and buying it), I'll be organizing SDMB games this weekend.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:10 AM
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Has anyone heard of any news on when Steam's Holiday sale will be this year?
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:27 AM
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27th to 3rd for black Friday, and winter sale starts on the 19th.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:35 PM
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Torchlight for free;
http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/torchlight

but you have to download another game client.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:31 PM
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Torchlight free; Torchlight 2 $5 for a few days

nm...

Already posted

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Old 12-04-2014, 10:31 AM
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Good Old Games has another freebie: Age of Wonders. Scroll down to the middle of the page and log in or sign up for a free account.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:49 AM
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Nancy the Happy Whore & the Perfidious Petrol Station, a retro point-and-click adventure in the Leisure Suit Larry or Maniac Mansion tradition is free from Fireflower Games.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:33 PM
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SimCity 2000 is free on Origin just in case you've spent the last 14 years wishing you could own it but haven't managed to save up six bucks yet.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:21 AM
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SimCity 2000 is free on Origin just in case you've spent the last 14 years wishing you could own it but haven't managed to save up six bucks yet.
Thanks. I purchased that 14 years ago, but grabbing it from Origin is a lot easier than trying to find the CD.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:48 PM
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Although remember that Sim City 2000 came out in 1994. So you'd have been saving your pennies for 20 years, and Revtim would probably have better luck scouring the old floppy disc box than the old CD-rom one.
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The latest call of duty game is on a free weekend from steam. Till Sunday at 10am pacific.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:17 PM
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Thanks. I purchased that 14 years ago, but grabbing it from Origin is a lot easier than trying to find the CD.
Same here!
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:30 PM
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Desura.com has some free games out. It doesn't look like AAA titles, but hey, free games. Spin Wars and such.

http://www.desura.com/#sale=1;price=0

My satellite internet just went to crap so I don't know if this requires another installer or details for the games.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:16 PM
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Triple free weekend. Civilization: Beyond Earth, Saints Row 4, and if you own L4D, there's an Evolve beta you can download.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:25 PM
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https://www.indiegala.com/store

ORIGINAL SUPER KILLER HORNET GAME + BONUS CONTENT

Steam key; requires joining the IndieGala steam group.

But, free game.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:15 PM
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https://3drealms.com/catalog/

3D Realms has quite a few games listed for free.
Bio Menace
Major Stryker
Monuments of Mars
Pharaoh's Tomb
Stargunner
Arctic Adventure

All games look very retro.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:58 PM
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Triple free weekend. Civilization: Beyond Earth, Saints Row 4, and if you own L4D, there's an Evolve beta you can download.


Civ: Beyonf earth is free? I could have waited instead of paying $50.
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Civ: Beyonf earth is free? I could have waited instead of paying $50.
Not happy with your purchase?
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:03 PM
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It was a free weekend - free access to the game for a few days, sort of an extended demo. Steam runs them regularly for various games. Not free to keep.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:07 PM
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It was a free weekend - free access to the game for a few days, sort of an extended demo. Steam runs them regularly for various games. Not free to keep.
Oh, that's different then
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:38 PM
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Origins is giving away Theme Hospital for free.

https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/f...3F.wcIPWl1tygg
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And while not exactly free I think 1 cent for four games is close enough to qualify.
https://www.humblebundle.com/
Scrolls
Solforge
Star Realms
Talisman and Talisman Prologue

If you choose to pay more you get more games.

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Old 01-20-2015, 10:13 PM
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And while not exactly free I think 1 cent for four games is close enough to qualify.
https://www.humblebundle.com/
Scrolls
Solforge
Star Realms
Talisman and Talisman Prologue

If you choose to pay more you get more games.
Two of those games are Steam only, meaning you must pay at least $1.00. Which you should anyways, since paying only a single cent actually costs them money in transaction fees.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:25 PM
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I was passing along what I found and I don't know if a dollar is the minimum but what I found meantioned 1 cent for 4 games.

http://dealnews.com/Humble-Card-Game...l#post-comment

One of the games in the first bundle, Solforge, is actually free to play which is why that is listed in that bundle.





http://dealnews.com/Steam-Weeklong-D...f/1259659.html
This also says that there are Steam Keys for as low as 14 cents which does show up as 14 cents in the steam store.

http://store.steampowered.com/search...ngdeals&page=1
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No idea how those limited time free games work at Origin but they just added 48 free hours of Sims 4.
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Word for Evil from Indiagala
https://www.indiegala.com/


This one actually looks decent!
http://wordsforevil.com/

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There is a game called Theme Hospital currently available for free on Origin.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:37 AM
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Titanfall season pass is free on origin. You need to already own Titanfall, which goes on sale sometimes for $5. It's actually pretty fun and worth that price.
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Avencast: rise of the mage free on bundle stars.
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Three free weekends on steam. I don't know why we go a month with none, and then we have 3 at the same time. Is it deliberate? It's not as if people are required to split their time up between the 3 games if you're worried about people beating the game in a weekend or something.

The whole X series of space strategy games, Payday 2, and Red Faction: Guerrilla.
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If you want a terrible game for free, you can get the Rise of the Triad remake for such from GoG right now.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:18 AM
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Tropico 5 and Killing Floor are free weekends on steam.
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If you took part in the Elder Scrolls Online beta but didn't buy it, you can play this weekend for free to try it out again.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:12 PM
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If you took part in the Elder Scrolls Online beta but didn't buy it, you can play this weekend for free to try it out again.
Of course, the downside is that you have to play it.

To be honest, I think that Zenimax always intended to go free-to-play. And I think launching as subscription-only was a very coldly calculating attempt to rip people off until they did so. But I suppose I'm a cynic like that.
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If you took part in the Elder Scrolls Online beta but didn't buy it, you can play this weekend for free to try it out again.
16th to 20th. Isn't that 2 weekends from now?
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Woops, you're right. The headline I saw on another site said this weekend, and I didn't look closely. I suppose this gives you hte time to download the ginormous client.
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Yeah I may give it a try, but I wasn't that impressed by the beta.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:56 AM
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Fractured Space is free this weekend AND they say you get to keep it after the weekend. Not sure if that means as long as you never uninstall it you keep it or something else.

It is a 5v5 realtime space battle game. I have no idea if the game is any good but it seems to be getting decent player feedback and since it is free hard to complain.
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Arma 3 is on a free weekend on steam. If anyone wants to get it we can try out the multiplayer.
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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is only $5 this weekend. We still play it regularly, great game.

Edit: Woops, wrong thread. Meant to post this to the deals thread, not the free thread.

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Old 06-26-2015, 08:51 PM
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All the total war games on steam are on a free weekend as well as a discount.
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Depth is having a free weekend on steam. It's a fun sharks vs divers asymetric multiplayer game.
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Race the Sun on steam is free (permanently) if you install it today.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:27 AM
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If you're looking to play Hearthstone but afraid that GabeN will hunt you down for closing Steam, you can now play Magic Duels, a Magic: the Gathering knock-off of the CCCG that's a knock-off of M:tG. Plays pretty much like the Duel of Planeswalkers M:tG games except you get coins for playing the campaign and then for winning matches which you then use to buy boosters. Deck creation is a lot more open than in the DotP versions as well.

By the time you finish the initial tutorial bit you get a starter box, three boosters and enough coins to buy two more boosters. Boosters are 150 coins ($2 real money if you wanted to go that way) and you get 5 coins for an easy AI match, 10 for medium, 15 for hard and 20 for a matched-opponent live battle. 400 coins per day max. "Quests" for extra coins such as winning three matches with a R/G or B/G deck.
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