The Gamescom 2020 has been canceled, the ban on contacts extended again until the beginning of May. The past week really had some bad news. The only bright spot: after all, publishers and developers continue to provide us with plenty of free content so that it doesn't get too boring in quarantine. We have summarized the most interesting offers in this special.
The Epic Games Store kicks off. On the Fortnite makers' gaming platform, two free full versions are available again this week. In the open world adventure Just Cause 4 if you make the island of Solís unsafe with secret agent Rico Rodriguez, face the military organization Black Hand and let the scraps fly properly. If you have let off steam, you can still expect the indie visual novel Wheels of Aurelia. Here, her protagonist Lella accompanies her on a road trip through an Italy of the 1970s, interacts with NPCs and the environment and thus unlocks one of a total of 16 ends. The two titles will be available until April 23.
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It continues with Uplay, because also Publisher Ubisoft is giving away given the Corona crisis a couple of his blockbusters. For example, it is currently the free version of Might and Magic: Chess Royale, a mix of Auto Battler and Battle Royale located in the role-playing universe by Jon Van Caneghem. Oh yes, and there are also various trial versions of well-known Ubisoft brands. So if you've always wanted to try Trials Rising, The Crew 2 or Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, now is the perfect time!
The next stop for bargain hunters is Steam. There's a whole truckload of free games right here, so let's start with the ones you can keep forever: amateur chefs will help you Overcooked-2-DLCs Too Many Cooks and Surf'n'Turf to. They are available until April 21 and bring you new levels and player characters. Indie fans should take a look at the game of skill Will Glow the Wisp, you get that for free until April 18 – just like the Adventure Lost daughter (until April 20), the sandbox kit Gamecraft (until April 24th), the two 2D adventures Drop such as Red gate (until April 27th) and the Marble Roller Polyball (until April 30).
In addition, Steam comes up with various time-limited free titles: Until April 19, your Pride Run will be completely free. Until April 20, Beat Hazard 1 and 2. Until April 21, the sandbox adventure game TerraTech. A free weekend of Total War: Warhammer 2, Absolver, the Devolver Bootleg Collection, the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition and Northgard runs until April 19 inclusive. When choosing, there should actually be something for everyone!
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We actually already listed GOG in our last video. Because their "Stay at home and play games"Event is still running, of course, we do not want to leave it unmentioned here. So if you are into retro games like the point-and-click classic Beneath a Steal Sky, you should go to the Witcher makers shop You can dust off a total of 27 titles there for free.
Itch.io is an almost limitless playground for indie players of all colors and shapes. Accordingly, there is also something there with which you can pass the time in isolation. Together with some developers, the site operators have a collection called "Games to help you stay inside". This comprises a total of 81 titles, some of which you can currently secure for free. Some highlights: The horror platform Gyossait, the real-time strategy game From Orbit or the adventure zero North Zero West.
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Of course, console players are not neglected either. This is ensured by Sony, among other things, which gives you two free titles as part of the "Play at Home" initiative. PS4 players in Germany can enjoy the scenic adventures journey as well as the Action game Knack 2. Instead of the latter, users from Austria and Switzerland will receive the Nathan Drake Collection, which can be downloaded free of charge until May 6th. Speaking of Uncharted: PS Plus subscribers bag Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dirt 2.0 as their monthly free games until May 5th.
For Xbox fans with a little nostalgia, there are also a few offers: In the Microsoft Store, the Xbox 360 titles Crackdown, Crackdown 2 and Too Human can be tapped for free. Xbox Live members also have access to Project Cars 2, the Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle and Toybox Turbos through the Games-with-Gold program. At least until April 30th.
Finally, something for those who don't want to commit to any platform at all: The streaming service Google Stadia currently offers a free one Stadia Pro two-month trial subscription at. This gives you all the advantages of the premium version: the best possible picture and sound quality as well as various free games such as Destiny 2, GRID and Thumper. After the trial period, Stadia Pro will automatically switch to a paid subscription if you have not canceled your membership beforehand.
Finally, there are a few smaller offers: On the website allbad.cards you can play a round of Cards against Humanity with friends for free. Twitch Prime users get Turok. Free gifts for Etherborn, Lightmatter, Earthlock and Kathy Rain. In addition, Wargaming beckons you with a special offer on the virtual battlefields of World of Tanks: If you win a random battle in the multiplayer tank game until April 23, wave a free full version of Master of Orion!
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