Play This Game on Steam for Free Until Sunday

You've got three days to try out Wasteland 2.

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A new Steam free weekend event has begun, offering free access to Wasteland 2: Director's Cut.

You can now download and play the game as much as you want from now until Sunday, June 12 at 1 PM PT. Provided you have a Steam account, you can grab it here.

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If you decide you want to continue playing after the weekend event ends, Steam also has the game on sale. The standard edition is $20 (down from $40), while the digital deluxe edition--which comes with a copy of The Bard's Tale, three digital novellas, and a digital soundtrack--is $30 (down from $60). With either version, you also get a copy of the original Wasteland and both the Director's Cut and non-Director's Cut versions of Wasteland 2.

InXile Entertainment's RPG is the follow-up to the original Wasteland from 1988, which was a predecessor of sorts to the first Fallout. It was released in 2014 thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, bringing a sequel that fans had waited more than 25 years for. You can GameSpot's review here.

Steam free weekend events typically feature more than one game, but it appears Wasteland 2 is the lone choice this time around. If you're interested in something else, there are a number of other games worth a look on sale ahead of the Steam summer sale, including XCOM 2 for $40 and Dirt Rally for $36.

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Wasteland 2 is an EXCELLENT tactical RPG with many excellent quests, dialogue, and characters. The character/party design heavily rewards diverse specialized characters rather than duplicating just a few skillsets (although technically it could be played in any fashion). Branching paths are constantly presenting themselves, and they're very divergent once you've made your choices. Both world maps have multiple sets of these.

I recommend playing on the hardest difficulty (although the first few mutant bunny battles may require copious use of QuickSaves & regular saves).

I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys real RPGs, tactical games, and/or wants to try a modern spin on a classic PC RPG playstyle. (This game is also available on both consoles.)

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@Pyrosa: Does difficulty level only affect enemy challenge or does it alter larger things like choices?

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It should be better than Fallout 1, 2. But somehow it isn't at all. Very amateurish game in the end.

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@Ripper_TV: Other than the original Wasteland being the spiritual predecessor to Fallout, and shared ancient Interplay history (Brian Fargo founded Interplay, wrote Wasteland, and helped with Fallout -- a Feargus game), this game (Wasteland 2) has absolutely nothing to do with Fallout. It's a direct sequel to Wasteland -- not a Fallout game in any way. Wasteland 2's combat is better than Fallout's, on par with Fallout Tactics, and better in several cases. The Wasteland games are comedies, whereas all six main Fallout games have been dramas (with a handful of funny moments). (Fountain of Dreams / "Wasteland 1.5" gets a funny couple of mentions as well... I never did finish that one, now that I think about it...) All the main characters and events from Wasteland are here, and there's a ton of in-game discussion, books, item descriptions, etc. to fill in all those details for the people who never played the original.

Net sum: Fan of all of them, played all of them extensively, and they're VERY different games.

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Think I'll check this out this weekend. I've been interested in it since release but mixed reviews have me on the edge.

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Great game, feels like a true successor to the old strategic fallout formula.