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Hunt: Showdown is free on Steam for the weekend

If you've got a completely reasonable desire to spend your weekend sneaking through a creepy swamp and getting ambushed by monsters, what stellar luck you have, because Hunt: Showdown is free until Monday. 

Crytek's FPS is a competitive bounty game with monsters. You've got a monster to hunt and a bounty to collect, which will probably lead to your death, but you've also got to worry about other hunters. In my experience, they're sneakier and deadlier than any of Hunt: Showdown's supernatural beasties. Not nearly as terrifying, mind. 

It's still in Early Access, but Crytek has been steadily updating it with new monsters, like this burning fella with anger issues, and a new map, though like a lot of Early Access multiplayer games, it's had a hard time keeping people around. It should be busier this weekend, though, so even if you've already got the game, the event's a good excuse to jump back in. 

Hunt: Showdown's free weekend will run on Steam until Monday at 6 pm BST/10 am PT. If it ends up tickling your fancy, it's also on sale for 20 percent off. 

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.