Black Desert Online now offers a seven-day free trial

You've spent the last year tweaking nasal sliders and adjusting eyebrow thicknesses in Black Desert Online's extraordinary character creator, so how do you fancy importing those characters into the actual game? Daum now offers a seven-day free trial for its "unconventional" MMO, which is partly unconventional because it's the rare MMO these days that sports a monthly price tag.

To jump in, head over to the Black Desert site and click on the big purple button, while trying not to stare at the impractical armour of the lady on the right. If you want to make the most of your seven days, try not to spend too much of it in the character creator, but more importantly have a read of our beginner's guide.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.