Another week has come and gone, bringing a new wave of digital game deals, flash sales, and game giveaways. Many game publishers have ramped up their digital offerings in the past few weeks to provide cheap or free entertainment for everyone stuck inside, and the amount of free games we’ve seen has increased significantly. If you’re looking for some free games to try out this weekend on Steam, there’s a nice selection of freebies worth checking out.
Devolver Digital is currently having a huge Steam sale on virtually all of its games, and while you should definitely peruse the deals on Ape Out, Enter the Gungeon, Hotline Miami, and more, there are a couple of free-play options too. Through this weekend, you can play Devolver Bootleg, a collection of “eight original rip-offs” of Devolver games, like Hotline Milwaukee, Enter the Gun Dungeon, and Ape Out Jr. You can also play Absolver, an online multiplayer martial arts game where you fight against both other players and AI characters across the land of Adal, honing your skills to prove you’re worthy of joining the Absolver peacekeepers. The game earned a solid 8/10 in GameSpot’s Absolver review for its incredibly rewarding combat, beautiful art design, and deep fighter customization.
Several other games are free to play on Steam as well–be sure to check out Northgard, a real-time strategy game inspired by Norse mythology where you control a clan of Vikings, exploring and vying for control of a newly discovered continent. If you’re a fan of strategy games, be sure to play the excellent Total War: Warhammer II while it’s free for the next couple of days. And on a very different note, you can also jam out to Beat Hazard, a music-driven arcade shooter that’s also free to play.