If you have a PC and regularly use the Steam platform, you know how many great deals you have access to each weekend. This upcoming weekend is no different as Steam is enabling its users to play the addicting <em>XCOM 2<\/em> for free.\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s right. For no money at all, you can explore this fun turn-based strategy game. It\u2019s one of the better titles of its genre, which first hit the market back in 2016. There\u2019s a lot to love with this game.\r\n\r\nIt follows up after the events that took place in <em>XCOM: Enemy Unknown<\/em>. Humanity just lost the war with alien invaders. The mission now is simple: defeat the decade-long alien reign and reclaim what was once ours.\r\n\r\nYou can\u2019t help but get sucked into your customizable characters. You feel for their plight and want them to succeed on every turned-based combat scene. One wrong decision can result in perma-death, an interesting game design that seems to be missing in a lot of top-rated games today.\r\n\r\nAnother intriguing element of this sequel is the ability to lose, even when you make the perfect moves. Somehow bad luck is all that\u2019s needed to put an end to your success. It can be frustrating at times, but also great because it constantly keeps you guessing and on your combat heels.\r\n\r\nThe campaign is full of randomness. It\u2019s great in a sense because you don\u2019t really feel a sense of repetition when trying to take down enemy forces. Even the normal difficulty is pretty hard for most players, making it all the more satisfying when you have success in the various battles.\r\n\r\nThe weapon variety and soldier stat boosts are quite dynamic as well. You\u2019ll spend hours in the campaign hoping to get something good so that you\u2019ll have the upper hand in the next battle. The mission variety is also compelling from the very start.\r\n\r\nEach mission is a bit different. You\u2019re not sure where enemies will be or whether you\u2019ll start out attacking or defending. It\u2019s like you never really have footing and gaining momentum is a treat when it happens.\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re up for a challenging game that has fun mechanics and great maps, <em>XCOM 2<\/em> is a must-play title on the PC. Again, it can be played for free this weekend. If you do end up liking it so much, you can purchase it from the Steam Store and get 75% off.