Geneshift, where battle royale rounds last only 2 minutes, is free to keep for the next 48 hours

Geneshift is a fast-paced game, a top-down GTA-inspired battle royale where the rounds only last for two minutes. Yup, that's quick, and if you're quick too you can grab the game for free. Geneshift is currently free on Steam, and if you download it in the next 48 hours, you can keep it forever.

The battle royale mode for Geneshift began as something as a joke, but since the community seemed to love the idea it grew into a full-fledged game mode. Despite the two-minute timer, it's still got everything you'd expect from a battle royale, complete with dropping into the map, hunting for gear, speeding around in vehicles, and shooting the hell out of each other. It all just happens really fast.

And hey, if you try it and like it, you can still purchase the Complete Edition to support the developer, which "includes a full singleplayer campaign, online co-op, 5 extra PvP game modes, cosmetic unlocks, quality of life improvements and more!" It'll be 30% off for the next two days, so even though you're spending money you're still getting a bargain.

The free-to-keep deal for Geneshift ends December 19, at 10 am PST, so get a move-on.

Christopher Livingston
Staff Writer

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.