They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but whoever said that obviously doesn’t play PC games. While you can’t eat them, games often go free for a limited time on Steam. Case in point: this weekend you can grab the real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 for free. It’s yours to keep and play forever, no strings attached.
Company of Heroes 2 is a WWII-set RTS that first launched in 2013 (its fifth anniversary is the reason for the giveaway). The single-player campaign puts you in the boots of a Soviet commander in the Red Army tasked with pushing back against German invaders. Enemy forces aren’t all you have to worry about, as inclement weather can kill off your troops just as easily as a mortar team. The game also features meaty multiplayer modes that pit you against either AI or real opponents online.
In our Company of Heroes 2 review, Kyle VanOrd awarded the game 7.5/10, writing, “This is not a real-time strategy revolution, but a fun revival of enduring mechanics that pulls you into the trenches of the eastern front… Its barrage of online and offline skirmishes doesn’t always hit its mark. But when it finds its target, Company of Heroes 2 delivers a loud and mighty payload.”
If you try it and enjoy it, you can also pick up three of the DLC mission packs for 75% off, bringing them down to just a few bucks each. Company of Heroes 2 goes back up to regular price on December 10, so make sure to grab your free game by then.