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These are the 10 games going free on Steam this weekend

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Rob Price


Posted on Oct 16, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:47 am CDT

You weren’t planning on going out this weekend were you? No? Good. Because Steam is going all out with one of its famed promotions, offering nearly a dozen games completely free of charge. Destructoid reports that from 10am PT on Friday, Oct. 17 to 1pm PT on Sunday, Oct. 19, you’ll be able to get your grubby mitts on 10 titles from the Steam library without paying a cent.

Here are the games that Steam will be offering for free this weekend.

Awesomenauts. An arena battler in the vein of DOTA, Awesomenauts features “huge robot armies…in an enduring battle.”

Blade Symphony. A tactical hack-and-slash game that got its start through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this title enjoys a 9/10 rating on Steam.

Company of Heroes 2. You’re a tank commander in the Soviet Red Army. What else do you need to know?

Don’t Starve. “An uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic,” Don’t Starve distinguishes itself with a unique art style that has been widely acclaimed.

Grid 2. Released in 2013 to positive reviews, Grid 2 is a street racer that normally retails for $29.99.

Injustice. Superman, The Joker, Wonder Woman, Aquaman—they’re all here in this DC Comics-based brawler.

Killing Floor. “A co-op Survival Horror FPS set in the devastated cities and countryside of England after a series of cloning experiments for the military goes horribly wrong.” Damn, that sounds cool

Payday 2. A co-operative heist shooter with extensive personalization options, Payday 2 was lauded by Eurogamer as “phenomenal.”

Trine 2. Another sequel, Trine 2 is a cooperative puzzle platformer set in a rich fantasy landscape. 

XCOM: Enemy Unknown. A turn-based sci-fi planetary invasion/defense title, XCOM—like every other game on the list—has received incredibly positive reviews on Steam.

Good luck, soldier.

H/T Destructoid | Illustration by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Oct 16, 2014, 8:57 am CDT