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All The Free Steam Games You Can Play Or Claim This Weekend

Here are the PC games to play or claim while they're free on Steam for a limited time.


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.

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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.

While not available directly from Steam, you can snag a free Steam key over at Humble Bundle this weekend. The PC games site is currently offering the comical adventure game Manual Samuel for free--all you have to do is sign up for their newsletter, and you'll get a copy of the game to own on Steam.

You can also grab the game Lost Daughter, an open-world action game about a man trying to find his daughter, directly from Steam. Reviews on Steam are pretty negative, but if you're curious, it won't cost you a dime to check out. Sandbox building game Gamecraft is also now free to keep--you have a full week to claim this one. Finally, if you already own Overcooked 2 on Steam, you can grab various DLC for the game, including Too Many Cooks and Surf 'n' Turf, for free. There's also an Overcooked franchise sale going on right now if you're interested in owning the base games.

You can check out all the current Steam freebies below. Be sure to check out our guide to all the free games you can claim to keep right now--there are a lot more free games available on other PC launchers as well as PS4, Xbox One, and mobile.

Free-play weekend games

Free-to-own games

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