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Total War: Shogun 2 is now free on Steam

Total War: Shogun 2 now freely available on Steam (Source: Steam)
Total War: Shogun 2 now freely available (Source: Steam)
Often labeled as the best game in the Total War series, Shogun 2 was published by Sega in 2011 and this week can be obtained for free from Steam. To keep it forever — without the eight DLC and unit packs that can be acquired for 75 percent off during this period — those interested should get it before May 1, 7 PM.

Those who missed Total War: Shogun 2 back in 2011 — when this game was released — have no excuse not to take it for a spin this week, especially if they're stuck in their homes due to the ongoing pandemic. The best part is that the game is available for Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux computers.

The base game can be added to the Steam library for free until May 1st, and will remain there forever. The eight DLC and unit packs that can be applied to the base content can be acquired for a solid discount of 75 percent — around 12 USD/EUR or the equivalent in other currencies, depending on the area.

The action is set in the 16th-century feudal Japan, when the country was fractured into rival clans that were fighting for control. The player acts as the warlord of one such clan and aims to dominate the other factions and rule over the entire country. The base game features eight factions (nine, when including the one available in the tutorial), and three more clans can be added via packs that can be purchased separately (Otomo, Hattori, and Ikko Ikki).

If you want to see how this 2011 title feels in 2020, you might want to check out this video review. Anyway, don't expect to find out anything surprising — considering the ongoing offer, Total War: Shogun 2 is a freebie that nobody should miss.


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Codrut Nistor, 2020-04-29 (Update: 2020-04-29)