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Try Interstellar Marines for free for a week

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Early Access is a gamble. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it's... well, Godus (opens in new tab). As such, it's nice to see developers of Interstellar Marines giving potential buyers an idea of what they're potentially buying. For the next week, you can play the game for free through Steam.

For the next five days (and nine hours), anyone can install the game and play it for free. After that, it's whisked away from your library, but a 66% off sale makes it a fair bit cheaper if you do decide to commit.

As for the game itself, it's a tactical FPS inspired by Half-Life, System Shock 2 and Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. Expect plenty of sci-fi trappings, a smattering of stealth, and some co-ordinated co-op.

It sounds interesting enough to be worth a look, which you can do by going here (opens in new tab).

As for how Interstellar Marines is progressing, here's a recent update video explaining the latest additions for the game.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.