XCOM 2 screenshot of Templar with psi-blade weapon

If you're a fan of strategy games but you've somehow managed to avoid playing XCOM 2, you might be interested to hear that it's currently having a free weekend. Simply head on over to Steam, click that green "Play Game" button, and you'll be blasting away aliens in no time. That said, you might want to hurry as the free weekend will only last until Monday, May 7th!

As for whether XCOM 2 is actually worth your time, I would say the answer is a definite yes. While it does have some annoying flaws, mostly with how randomness can completely ruin your missions, it's still one the most enjoyable turn-based strategy games out there. So if you're a fan of the genre and you don't mind losing a couple of days constantly trying to finish "just one more mission", I would fully recommend giving XCOM 2 a try. After all, it's completely free for the time being!

If you end up liking what you see, you can also purchase the full version at a 67% discount until May 10th. Naturally, your progress will carry over to the full version, so don't worry about having to redo the entire campaign once the free weekend ends. Additionally, if you find yourself pretty much glued to XCOM 2, you might also want to consider getting the War of the Chosen expansion while it's 25% off. The expansion adds an absolute ton of content, so if you want your XCOM 2 campaign to last just about forever, it's a pretty good pick up.

And finally, allow me to send you off with the original launch trailer. It's not exactly in-depth or heavy on gameplay, but it'll at least give you a basic idea of what to expect from XCOM 2. Enjoy!