Steam's biggest free weekend ever lets you play 10 top PC games for nothing

Company of Heroes Ardennes Assault

Today's Best Tech Deals

Picked by PCWorld's Editors

Top Deals On Great Products

Picked by Techconnect's Editors

It's a good week to be broke and/or cheap, what with Overkill Software giving away Payday for free for the next 24 hours, GOG.com handing out the classic Aliens Vs. Predator through Friday morning, and now Valve allowing you to play a host of fairly big-name games for free this entire weekend.

From 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday, October 16 until sometime Sunday/Monday you can install and play ten different titles on Steam for absolutely zero cost. This is by far the largest free weekend Valve's ever implemented, and it comes with some accompanying price cuts—each of the ten games will also be on sale, to entice you to buy and keep playing after your access ends.

The ten titles in question are as follows:

To play the games for free, simply open your Steam Library. You'll see the 10 titles included—install the ones you want to play and start playing! (Heading to each game's store page will only display the discounted purchase price, not an offer to play the games for free.)

Of course, if you've got an empty weekend ahead of you and you're a speedy gamer, you could undoubtedly finish one or two of these games before Valve revokes your access. What are you waiting for?

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon