Play Torment: Tides of Numenera for free until Sunday, 60% off if you want to keep it

Text-heavy RPG Torment: Tides of Numenera (opens in new tab) is free to play until Sunday, and if you want to play it beyond that then it's on sale for equal to its lowest ever price. 

The 60% price cut means it's just $18/£14, which is a damn good deal. Both the free weekend and sale are on Steam (opens in new tab), and the sale ends on Monday.

If you've never played Torment and you're a fan of old-school isometric RPGs (opens in new tab), then you should really give it a try. As Chris said in his review (opens in new tab), it captures the magic of the original Planescape: Torment—perhaps the best RPG of all time (opens in new tab)—by placing thought over action. Combat features, but you can play the whole thing non-violently, talking your way out of tough situations.

There's a lot of text, and you'll get the most out of Torment if you dive into the reading, which will help you make connections between different storylines. If you're looking for a loot-heavy game or something with lots of party strategy, then this isn't it. But otherwise, it's free, so why not?

It also had a free weekend back in October (opens in new tab), so it's likely to have another at some point.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.