The Witcher Series Free to Play on Steam This Weekend
PC gamers who have yet to get a taste of CD Projekt RED's RPG series The Witcher are in luck, as Valve is offering The Witcher and The Witcher 2 "Enhanced" editions as free-to-play titles this weekend until Sunday at 1pm PST.
These two games are also currently on sale, costing $1.99 for the first installment and $3.99 for the second chapter. That's a killer deal, but it won't last for long. Prices go back to $9.99 and $19.99, respectively, on Tuesday.
Looking for more bargains? Steam is having a Valentine's Day special here, including Alan Wake ($4.49), The Novelist ($1.99), Redshirt ($9.99), Thirty Flights of Loving ($1.69) and a number of others. There are also two bundles for sale: Alan Wake Franchise for $5.99 and Hateful Days pair: Analogue and Hate Plus for $9.99.
Of course, Steam has specials every day. Friday's helpings include Total War: Rome II ($29.97), Company of Heroes 2 ($19.99), Thief ($44.99), Postal 2 Complete ($2.49), the original Descent ($3.49), Jagged Alliance 2 Gold ($4.99), Disciples 3: Reincarnation ($23.99) and more.
In related news, Good Old Games is offering the original Dungeon Keeper for free. No purchase is necessary; you just need to set up a free account. The site is also throwing a Valentine's Day party of its own, selling select Dungeons & Dragon games up to 80 percent off, and a number of multiplayer games up to 90 percent off.
For example, for RPG lovers who need to get caught up on their old-school classics, GOG offers Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment and the two Neverwinter Nights titles, among many others. For those seeking multiplayer games, GOG has on sale Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, the new Rise of the Triad, System Shock 2, Trine 2: Complete Story, Unreal Tournament 2004 ECE (one of my favorites) and more.