Aside from the usual monthly giveaways via PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, and Prime Gaming, we’re not seeing as many free game offers as we were earlier this year, when developers were giving away their games to provide free entertainment for those stuck inside. But you can still find some nice freebies from time to time, and the latest is a great strategy and resource management game from 2015: Kingdom. In honor of the series’ five-year anniversary, publisher Raw Fury is giving away Kingdom for free on Steam until this Friday, November 6, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. If you miss this deadline, you can also claim the game via Humble Bundle, which is giving away Kingdom Steam keys for free until Monday, November 9. To get the game at Humble, you have to be signed up for its newsletter.
Steam is giving away the classic version of Kingdom, which was later reworked and re-released with new content as Kingdom: New Lands in 2016. Kingdom is a 2D side-scrolling game where you play as a king or queen on horseback, moving left or right through the world as you build up your kingdom by enlisting people to join you, gathering resources, and building defenses against the creatures that threaten your land at night. Though GameSpot hasn’t reviewed Kingdom: Classic, it currently has over 13,000 Very Positive reviews on Steam, so it’ll be worth grabbing while it’s free and checking out.
As part of Kingdom’s five-year anniversary celebrations on Steam, other games from the series are steeply discounted this week, including Kingdom: New Lands for only $3 (down from $15). If you try out Kingdom in the next day or so and decide you like it, it might be worth grabbing New Lands while it’s so cheap because of the “abundance of new content” it adds. You can also buy the sequel to New Lands, Kingdom: Two Crowns, for $12 (down from $20) during the sale. Released in 2018, Kingdom: Two Crowns adds a brand-new campaign mode, including local and online co-op. You can check out the full Kingdom franchise sale on Steam.
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