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The Crew 2 gets a free weekend

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Easter has long been synonymous with a) Jesus Christ, b) hollow confectionery, and last, but certainly not least, c) not-very-well-received online racing games from Ubisoft. By now, I take it, you've got the first few things covered, and Ubisoft has your back with the latter. They've made The Crew 2 (opens in new tab) free from April 9 (yesterday) to April 13 (Monday), giving you a long weekend's worth of racing to do, without having to fork out for the privilege. Lovely stuff.

I wonder how the game has changed since Andy Kelly decided, in his review (opens in new tab), that it was a road trip not worth taking. Nearly two years have passed since then, and The Crew 2 has since been embiggened with various updates, including the recent Inner Drive (opens in new tab), which added new vehicles and vanity items, and reworked the avatars, among other things.

The Crew 2 is also on sale over on Ubisoft's store, at 75% off (opens in new tab), so if you want to carry on after the weekend, you'll be able to do so pretty cheaply. But before then, you can sign up to the free weekend here (opens in new tab). (Thanks, GameSpew (opens in new tab).)

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.