A low price may be nice, but nothing beats free. Good thing, then, that we all have a selection of games to play for free this weekend. Better yet, one of them you can even keep and play forever as long as you grab it in time. Let’s dive in and see what kind of digital fun we can have this weekend without spending any money.
Anyone with an Xbox One can download and play Fallout 4 for free between now and Monday, May 21. All you have to do is download the free version here. When you do, you’ll find yourself in a vast open-world version of Boston that’s been devastated by nuclear explosions. Good thing you can build new settlements and stomp around in power armor.
If you decide you want to continue playing after the free weekend is over, you can buy it–and all the DLC–at a discount. The game itself is on sale for $15 / £10 / $20 AU on the Xbox Store, or you can get a physical copy of the Game of the Year Edition for $30. Alternately, Amazon U.S. is selling digital codes of Fallout 4 for Xbox One for $10 (£9 in the U.K.).
Rainbow Six Siege
Thanks to frequent updates, this tactical team-based shooter keeps getting better and better. And this weekend only, you can play it for free on PS4, Xbox One, or PC (via the Uplay Launcher).
Any progress you make during the free play weekend will carry over to the full game if you decide to buy it. Between May 17 – 28, you can get the game for half price on the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store. On PC, you can get it for as low as $10 between May 17 – 21.
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Between now and May 19, you can grab a no-strings-attached free copy of the PC strategy game Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition from the Humble Store. Unlike the other games on this list, it’s yours to keep forever if you do.
Galactic Civilizations II is a PC strategy game from 2006 that’s set in a future when humans have colonized other planets. Unfortunately, several races of aliens had eyes on the area where we set up shop. Cue an intergalactic war of civilizations. Your job is to conquer the stars by managing resources and deploying forces in order to defeat (or befriend) the enemies in whatever way you choose. If that sounds like your cup of extraterrestrial tea, grab it quickly before the price goes back up.
Free Redbox game rental
The final free game you can play this weekend is up to you. By clicking here, you can rent any game from Redbox for one day for free (the discount is added once the game’s in your cart).
The games on offer are an impressive bunch, even if the selection is fairly small. On PS4, you can get recent releases like God of War and Shadow of the Colossus as well as older popular games like Grand Theft Auto V and Overwatch. On Xbox One, you can rent newer games like Far Cry 5 and Sea of Thieves, alongside the likes of Fallout 4 and Minecraft. Unfortunately, no Nintendo Switch games are available to rent through Redbox at the moment.
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