Christmas comes early for PC players with active Steam accounts, as two great games are being offered free for a limited time only. Once downloaded, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion and Geneshift are free to keep forever, but gamers need to act quickly as the giveaway expires in less than 48 hours.
Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time strategy game featuring 4X elements. Set in the distant future, players take control of a space-faring empire and vie for total galactic domination with the other races. Featuring resource gathering, exploration and technology research, players must expand and conquer other star systems, whether through military, economic or diplomatic means. Winner of multiple “Best Game” awards, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion should be in every self-respecting RTS player’s library.
At a time when every game is throwing in a battle royale mode, Geneshift offers up a refreshing take on the genre with a top-down, Grand Theft Auto 2-inspired style. With rounds lasting just a few minutes, the action is fast a furious as players use “exploding cars, miniguns, invisibility, and more” to defeat their enemies. The killer twist is that defeated players come back as zombies, able to respawn if they can make a kill, or simply gather resources for the next round. Geneshift is a fun, fast, retro-styled battler that is sure to provide players with ample entertainment over the holidays.