Play XCOM 2 for free this weekend, or buy for 60% off

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is out on Tuesday next week. In a celebration and/or canny business decision to drive sales, publishers 2K have approved a free weekend and massive discount on the base game.

For more chin-stroking and furrowed brows, try another of the best strategy games on PC.

The offer is live now, so head over to Steam and get downloading. You’ll be able to play one of the best strategy games in recent years free of charge until late on Sunday. If you like what you see, the discount applies until August 31. At 60% off, it’s substantial, slashing the game’s price to £13.99 or $23.99.

If XCOM 2 passed you by, do give it a spin, even if you’re not a strategy fan. It’s an accessible and very well-made example of the genre. For fuller thoughts, check out Jeremy’s XCOM 2 review. If you’re considering picking up the expansion, you can also read his XCOM 2: War of the Chosen review.