Steam is aiming to help gamers tackle their huge backlog of games with its new spring cleaning event, which went live today and runs until Tuesday, May 28 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. From games you used to love but haven’t played in years to those you grabbed because they were free but never even installed, you can earn trophies by playing them this weekend, which unlocks badges for your Steam profile.
But even if you’re not interested in revisiting the neglected games in your Steam library, you can still enjoy some titles for free this weekend. A batch of seven games are available to play for free as part of the spring cleaning event, and with a three-day holiday weekend ahead for many in the US, there’s plenty of time to check them all out.
The free-to-play offerings include classic zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2, which lets you team up with up to four other players against the hordes of Infected. Other games worth checking out (or revisiting) this weekend include Endless Space 2, a sci-fi 4X game, and Grim Dawn, a gory, action-packed RPG. Play one of Steam’s free game offerings every day this weekend, and you’ll earn a Speed Clean badge
Steam Free-to-Play Games, May 24 – May 28
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Endless Space 2
- Grim Dawn
- Don’t Starve Together
- Dead by Daylight
- Black Desert Online
- Assetto Corsa
And while this game isn’t technically part of Steam’s spring cleaning event (meaning you won’t earn any points for playing it), it’s worth mentioning Nidhogg 2 is also free to play until Sunday at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. The fighting game is also 70% off ($4.49) through Monday.
Plus, be sure to check out all the best Memorial Day gaming deals available at Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers this weekend, as a ton of games and consoles are currently on sale for cheap.