You can grab the game for free until Saturday and buy all the expansion packs with a big discount applied until Monday.
In between the gigantic sales Steam runs, there’s deals every week offering big discounts of different games. But this week is a little different as the discount being offer on Crusader Kings II is 100 percent. That’s right, the game is completely free and yours to keep forever.
First released in 2012, the strategy game was developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. It’s set in the Middle Ages and puts the player in control of a dynasty with the aim of making it a success. If you like a game full of diplomacy and power struggles, Crusader Kings II is for you.
The fact it averaged a score of 82 on Metacritic and sold over a million copies means you’re getting a great game (if you like this genre) for free.
Steam will add the game to your account without charge until 10am Pacific on Saturday. After that, and until 10am Pacific on Monday, the game will be offered at a 75 percent discount.
Two bundles are also being offered with heavy discounts which include some or all of the DLC packs for the game. The first is the Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Starter Pack for $28.29 (66 percent discount) which includes one DLC pack and four expansions. The second is the Crusader Kings II: Love Bundle for $84.50 (58 percent discount) which includes 14 expansion packs!
If I were Paradox, I’d ask Steam to extend the DLC discounts for the whole of next week. Many gamers will pick up the free copy of the game, but only consider buying the DLC once they’ve spent a few hours playing. It’s then much more likely they’ll take advantage of those discounted prices to grab all the content.