Total War: SHOGUN 2 is now FREE to grab until May 1st on Steam. This is not a free week or weekend, this is your chance to grab an entirely free copy of the game.
Developed by Creative Assembly and originally released in 2011, game porter Feral Interactive later updated it with a Linux port in 2017 which our contributor Samsai wrote about here. Like the majority of Total War games, it has quite a high rating too. On Steam it's sat with a "Very Positive" user score from nearly twenty thousand people.
As for why it's currently free to keep: on the Total War blog post, the team mentioned this:
The past few weeks have presented unimaginable challenges for many of us, but the remarkable collective effort being made by the global community to overcome this moment of adversity has been truly inspirational.
With this in mind, we want to continue to encourage you all to stay home and save lives by extending a gift to everyone to help make this difficult situation a little bit easier.
Everyone at Creative Assembly is now working from home, and we hope that this will help everyone with that stay home mission – #StayHomeSaveLives.
You can see the original release trailer for the Linux version from Feral Interactive below:
- CONQUER the islands of Japan in the 16th century. Lead vast armies of samurai and fleets of giant warships into breathtaking real-time battles.
- BUILD your kingdom on the inviting and turn-based campaign map. Wield economic, political, and military power to amass wealth, armies, and influence.
- SCHEME according to the "Art of War" by Sun Tzu. Use fire and siege tactics, spies and assassins to adapt to the ever-changing conditions on the battlefield and throughout your kingdom.
- BATTLE ONLINE and experience the main campaign in two-player mode. Then join epic online battles with up to 8 players and lead your online army to glory in special campaigns. (Multiplayer is compatible between Linux versions only in the Linux port)
Head over to the Total War: SHOGUN 2 Steam Page for your free copy.
The whole Total War franchise is also having a big sale too on the Humble Store, so you can pick up some DLC for your favourites or find a whole new game to play.