Got a PC and a ton of time this weekend? You're in luck, because Steam likes you very, very much. From now through Sunday at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, you can download and play both Civilization: Beyond Earth and Saints Row IV for free. Go on, call the co-op buddies. It's time to either conquer the world or save it from an alien invasion!
Saints Row IV released in the fall of 2013 and brought with it a nice co-op mode that lets two online players run through the main game in tandem. We played it, we reviewed it, and surprise surprise, we liked it! It's a bit like a souped-up expansion for the previous games, but it's hard to say no to a free weekend. As an extra bonus, Saints Row IV and the rest of the franchise is also on sale this weekend for as much as 80% off the regular price.
If strategically conquering things is more your plan, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will deliver. The game takes everything that's great about Civilization and sends it into space. New techs to uncover, new units to create, and new Gandhis to get nuked by! In addition to being free for the weekend, Beyond Earth is also on sale for 40% off. If you're REALLY into the Civ series, you can grab the classics bundle for a nice 50% off, scoring Civilization III Complete, Civilization IV, Civilization V and Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.
Both games can be downloaded and played for free this weekend, ending Sunday at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. The sale price runs through Monday morning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.