We are currently in unprecedented times. As the coronavirus spreads, most of us have taken to self-isolating to help limit the spread of the infection. To be blunt, it can be lonely, difficult, and anxiety inducing. Times like these, however, can inspire people to try and make things easier for one another. As such, game developers have been offering up games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and others for free to keep players' minds off of their self-isolation.
Ubisoft's Greek-inspired open-world game takes you back to the Peloponnesian War and puts you in scandals of a Spartan. We gave it an eight in our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review, calling it “an ancient adventure of epic proportions”. Get it? 'Cause epic poetry and Homer and all that? This one is free from March 19 to March 22, and you can find out how to get it here.
If you're looking for something more sporty, then Football Manager 2020 may be up your street. We gave it an eight in our Football Manager 2020 review. Once you get past the familiar visuals, we reckon you'll find “find extra depths and a footballing RPG that’s more addictive than it’s ever been. This one is already free, and remains so until March 25. Just head over to the Steam page and hit download.
Sometimes times like these call for something silly. If you agree, you should try Goat of Duty – it’s Call of Duty with goats, basically. You’ll find all the ragdoll based banter of Goat Simulator with some ludacris shooting on top of it. There’s a raygun you can use to send foes flying, for example. There’s oodles of customisation, too, such as costumes – sorry, goatstumes – and more bleet options than you could possibly need – it’s great. It’s free until March 31, simply head over to its Steam page and hit download.
If you’re looking for something more permanent, we have regular list features we update for free PC games and free games on Steam. If you’re without your PC, then we also have a list of the best laptop games – do note, however, that not all of those ones are free.