Dying Light zombie attack screenshot

Dying Light is currently celebrating a rather momentous achievement - its fifth anniversary! In order to get everyone to join in on the festivities, the developers have now launched a free weekend, the very first one for Dying Light!

So if you're in the mood for smacking zombies around with a variety of ridiculous melee weapons, and then subsequently running away in sheer panic once you realize how deadly they are at night, you should head on over to Steam. The free weekend will last until 19:00 GMT (10:00 PST) on February 23rd, so you should have plenty of time to see just what Dying Light has to offer.

As for whether Dying Light is worth your time and effort, I would say the answer is a resounding yes if you're even remotely into zombie games. I came into it expecting a fairly solid but otherwise unexciting hack & slash, something like Dead Island that came before it, and I ended up getting so hooked on Dying Light that I played it for a month straight alongside a friend. That doesn't exactly happen often for me, so if you're on the fence, I'd highly recommend at least giving it a try.

Enjoy the carnage, and I'll leave you with the fifth anniversary trailer.