Free Games Roundup: Stay In With Cool Freebies This Easter Weekend
Hello again all you Jacks and Jills. Another week in isolation is nearing its end, and we approach what will likely be the hardest weekend yet for many of us. Yes, Easter weekend is typically a time for barbeques, many beers, and hungover roast dinners with families. Oh, and more chocolate than any one person could reasonably consume.
It sucks that we won't be able to enjoy this the way we usually do, but we have to remember that staying in is working. The more committed we all are to this, the sooner we can all get back out there and (hopefully) enjoy a great summer. So let's keep it up and do what we can, yeah? In the meantime, I'm here once again to tempt you with a rundown of all the free games you can stay in and check out this week.
The bad news is that I couldn't find an awful lot of new stuff this week, but there's still a fair amount. Ubisoft, for example, is still out here giving away access to a ton of free trials and games. If you head here, you can get your hands on Rabbids Coding and Chess Royale entirely for free. There are also trials and free weekends for The Crew 2: Inner Drive, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and The Division.
As has been the case every week since I started doing this, the amazing folk at GOG are giving away 27 (yes, 27) classic PC games for absolutely nothing. There's a little something for everyone in there, so be sure to dive in and take a look. I have no idea how much longer GOG is going to keep this offer going, but it's got to end soon, right?
Anyone looking for a fun party game to play with mates while we wait for all this to blow over could do a lot worse than Drawful 2. The art-based multiplayer game often leads to some genuinely hilarious creations, and it's currently 100% off on Steam, Xbox One, and Apple TV. Well worth a look if you haven't already checked it out.
Meanwhile, over on the Epic Games store, you'll be able to get your hands on Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishments, an interactive detective adventure that gives players the chance to work their way through six unique cases. As an added bonus, you'll also be able to download chilling first-person horror Close To The Sun. Oh, and on Steam you can grab yourself the arcade shooter Martian Law, which is a nice little time waster.
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Any battle royale fans out there might be interested to learn that Call Of Duty: Warzone just kicked off its third season of content with new operators and a brand-new four-player mode. If you've been on the fence about giving the online shooter a go, now might be the perfect time to see what all the fuss is about. Of course, you could also dive into other free-to-play games like Fortnite or Apex Legends. Pick your poison.
That's kind of it for all the properly "free" stuff this week, but as always I'd like to draw your attention to a few other nice deals. Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now are always a great resource that offer access to huge libraries of AAA and indie titles for a monthly fee.
You could also be sneaky and start a new free trial with a different account if you really want, I guess. Not that I'm recommending that. Although, the fantastic Marvel's Spider-Man was just added to PS Now so... do what you have to do.
There are also some decent spring sales on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 right now, so do check those out while they're available. I just picked up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for Switch and I'm pretty excited to finally dive into a game people have been banging on about for years now.
That's your lot till next week. But don't forget that we're always on hand to recommend great games for you to keep your mind off of current events. Whether that's classic Flash games, open world epics, story-driven games, relaxing games, or even games to play with your kids... we've got you covered.