Two games are free to play this weekend on Steam and if you enjoy them they are also on sale. The first is Codemasters Dirt 5 which has 50% off the original price, you can find the free trial and sale link here.
We scored the game an impressive 8/10 back in November 2020 and had this to say.
DIRT 5 strips away the more serious elements of the franchise and puts all its eggs in one, arcade cabinet shaped, basket. At times a riot, in other areas a little repetitive and lacking in finesse, it nevertheless delivers on the concept of an adrenaline-fueled off-road racer. It’s a game that makes you sit forward in your seat and savour the joys of jumping a Dakar Rally Peugeot 3008 over a ravine.
Also running a free-to-play weekend is 2K’s NBA 2K21 and you can pick up the standard version with a 67% discount and the Mamba Forever edition with 33% off. You can find both sale items and the free-to-play trial here.
NBA 2K21 scored 9/10 from us in our -next-gen console review, Dom had this to say.
NBA 2K21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S is a big step forward for the franchise and easily the best version of this year’s basketball franchise. There might be the feeling that features were shorn from the current gen release to give it more impact, but from the inclusivity of featuring the WNBA in MyPlayer, to the sprawling The City online hub and the stunning graphics and gameplay improvements, this will keep you and your new console happy well into 2022.
Meanwhile over on the Epic Games Store you can play and keep Wargame: Red Dragon, an which RTS in you are engaged in a large-scale conflict where Western forces clash against the Communist bloc.You can also pick up the Early Access demo of Gravewood High, a stealth horror with destructible environments, randomized level layouts and a smart opponent who develops new abilities the more you play.