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Payday 2 is free to try this weekend

Payday 2

Co-op heist shooter Payday 2 is now free to download and play until 1pm Pacific Time / 9pm BST on Sunday. It's also 75% on Steam off during the free trial period, selling at £3.74 / $4.99.

Payday began life as a shooter in the Left 4 Dead mould that put you through longer, linear levels blasting swarms of zombies cops. Payday 2 has more thoughtful periods that let you wander around a level spotting entrance points and security cameras before the caper starts.

In my experience you have to unlock a bunch of the game's tools before it really gets interesting, but if you're looking for a quick blast of lightweight co-op shooting this weekend, you could do worse. We gave it a solid 79 in our review back in 2013.

Tom stopped being a productive human being when he realised that the beige box under his desk could play Alpha Centauri. After Deus Ex and Diablo 2 he realised he was cursed to play amazing PC games forever. He started writing about them for PC Gamer about six years ago, and is now UK web ed.