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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is free on Steam for a week

Vermintide 2
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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a jolly good time if you're keen to bludgeon hordes of baddies to death in the company of a friend. It was our favourite co-op game in 2018 (opens in new tab), and stands as one of the best Warhammer games of recent times (and as you're no doubt aware, there are a bloody heap of them (opens in new tab)). 

If you've missed the boat on Vermintide 2, the game is currently free on Steam for the next six days. That's plenty of time to get a feel for the Left 4 Dead aping bash-em-up, and if you like what you play, the game is currently 75 percent off (opens in new tab). Or, if you really like what you play, you can buy the game and all its many DLC releases for 57 percent off the usual price.

If you're still not convinced, Steven's review (opens in new tab) may tip you over the edge: "Vermintide 2's combat and level design are so feverishly fun that I'll put up with its bad matchmaking and RPG progression if it means chopping more ratmen in half," he wrote.

Relatedly, Jody recently undertook the onerous task of ranking every Warhammer fantasy game (opens in new tab), and it's well worth a look if you're fond of the universe. Spoiler: Vermintide 2 comes in at second place.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.