Weekend PC Game Deals: Detect yourself some great discounts

Weekend PC Game Deals is where the hottest gaming deals from all over the internet are gathered into one place, every week, for your consumption. So kick back, relax, and hold on to your wallets.

It is giveaway time as usual on the Epic Games Store, and it's another week where Epic attached a hidden game to the promotion at the last second. In addition to the Sherlock Holmes game as announced last week, you can now also grab a copy of Close to the Sun.

Developed by Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments brings you six separate cases to solve as the popular detective and his friend Dr. Watson. This is the most well-received title in the series. Meanwhile, Close to the Sun is a horror adventure that takes place in a passenger ship named Helios in an alternate 1897 where Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are in a technological war.

The double giveaway is slated to end on April 16, which is when Just Cause 4 and Wheels of Aurelia will take their place as the newest freebies. That is unless the store makes more surprise additions.

Putting up another gaming bundle this week is Humble, this time bringing out a collection of strategy games from Stardock to fill up your Steam library with.

The bundle's first tier, costing $1, comes in heralding two games, Dead Man's Draw and Sorcerer King: Rivals. Meanwhile, the second tier - currently at around $10 - adds only a single game, Galactic Civilizations III, but arrives with three expansions for the turn-based strategy game, Crusade, Retribution, and Mega Events.

The third and final tier brings in Star Control I and II, Star Control III, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, and Star Control: Origins. On the DLC side, it also has Star Control Origins OST and Earth Rising expansion, plus Galactic Civilization III's Intrigue expansion. This will run you $13 to unlock.

Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock

Free Events

Stacked free weekends keep on coming, and let's start off this one with Gears 5. The first-party Microsoft game's cooperative campaign, horde, and multiplayer modes are available to try out for free on Steam for the rest of the weekend.

Over on Uplay, Ubisoft is currently running a free weekend for its open-world driving game The Crew 2. Adding to that, the 2016 Hitman reboot is free-to-play for the weekend on Steam, which is joined by the arcade basketball title NBA 2K Playgrounds 2.

Big Deals

Look below for our list of highlighted deals for this weekend, populated by a whole lot of hits and fan favorites. However, if you're into game subscription services, know that Ubisoft is currently running a discount for a single month of Uplay+, giving you access to over 100 Ubisoft titles for $6.99.

DRM-free Goodness

Looking into the DRM-free games on sale this weekend, GOG has put up a detective games sale and a special Easter weekend promotion with quite a few hits being discounted. See our highlights below:

Keep in mind that availability and pricing for some deals may vary depending on the region you're in.

And that is it for our pick of this weekend's PC game deals folks, and hopefully, some of you have enough self-restraint to not add even more games to your growing backlogs this season. Of course, there is an enormous amount of more deals ready and waiting all over the internet if you comb through it hard enough, so keep your eyes open for those, and have a wonderful weekend.

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