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Unravel 2 gets a ten-hour free trial on Origin

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Unravel 2 was revealed, and released, earlier this month during E3. It is, as the title indicates, a sequel to the 2016 puzzle-platformer about a cutesy little creature made of yarn, the twist being that this time around there are two Yarnys. That makes it kind of a clever play on words, too. 

The original Unravel was good, but not without its annoyances. "With its natural dioramas, Unravel succeeds at magnifying the sweet sadness I feel when I reminisce about old friends and long days of exploring. Every leaf and stone shines just right, the water ripples and sparkles, the snow piles up and drops from ledges in chunks," Tyler wrote in his review.   

On the other hand, he could've done without the meta-story: "We get old and things change and our stories fade—but gosh, we sure do share our lives and love with people who will go on, don’t we? Blech." 

Is it a game for you? EA offered up a ten-hour trial of the original Unravel in 2016, and today it opened the doors on basically the same thing for Unravel 2. Available from Origin, the trial version offers ten hours of play across the game's first two chapters. The timer only counts down when you're playing (just be sure to log out of the trial when you're finish), and saved progress will carry over to the full game should you decide to pick it up. 

And if you don't? Hey, it was free. The Unravel 2 trial will be available until July 30.    

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.