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Weekend PC Game Deals: Party games and DRM-free sales bring the heat

Weekend PC Game Deals is where the hottest gaming deals are amassed into an easy to follow format, every week, from all over the internet. So kick back, relax, and hold on to your wallets.

Epic Games Store's freebie train has reached another station, bringing up The Jackbox Party Pack this week for anyone to claim.

Claiming this gets you five couch party games, them being Fibbage XL, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015, Drawful, Word Spud, and Lie Swatter. Your friends' computers, phones, and tablets serve as the controllers for these games.

You will need an Epic Store account to claim the game and download the launcher to play it as usual. This giveaway lasts until February 7, which is when Axiom Verge will take its place as the new freebie.

The Humble Store is busy with bundles again, with three separate collections running right now for you to peruse. Let's start with the new arrival, the Humble Caffeine Bundle. None of the bundle's games have much to do with caffeine, however, its the name of the broadcasting platform that Humble has partnered with for this promotion.

Starting this slow, at the $1 mark you get Treadnauts, GoNNER BLüEBERRY EDiTION, and Headlander. Going up a step to paying more than the average buyer (around $7) will net you This War of Mine, Dear Esther: Landmark Edition, and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth.

The final tier brings in the big guns, adding on the Obsidian-developed RPG Tyranny and Mimimi's real-time tactics title Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun for $12.

As a reminder, the current Humble Monthly Bundle will be coming to an end less than a week from now, with it slated to be fully unveiled and replaced with a new game collection on January 1.

The early unlocks for this round received a few new additions as the month went along as well. Along with Yakuza 0 and The Division, you now also get The Division's Survival expansion and the top-down battle royale Rapture Rejects. As usual, the bundle costs $12 and comes with additional perks like a 10% Humble Store discount and access to Humble Trove titles.

Meanwhile, the Double Fine bundle from last week still has a few days left before it comes to a close. Its three tiers bring games such as Gang Beasts, GNOG, and Everything.

Fanatical Store is back with another $4.99 bundle filled with games from a variety of genres. Titled Reaper, the bundle has ten games in its grasp that you can add to your Steam library.

Here's a handy list to look over the entire collection:

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection
  • Immortal Redneck
  • Payday 2
  • Jalopy
  • Renowned Explorers: International Society
  • Hover
  • Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation
  • Subterrain
  • Dungeon Rats
  • Figment

You have until February 7 to decide if you want to dive into this bundle.

Free Events

If you're into fighting games, then Dragon Ball FighterZ's new free weekend may be right up your alley. Sticking true to the anime's art style, the game has iconic characters from Dragon Ball Z and Super available as fighters.

Its also a pretty big week for the Endless strategy franchise, where three of its games have gone free-to-play for the weekend. You can try out the 4X titles Endless Legend and Endless Space 2 as well as the tower defense game Dungeon of the Endless until January 28. Moreover, by signing up for the developer's community platform, you can get a free Steam copy of Endless Space to keep.

Lastly, the multiplayer survival strategy game Grimmwood - They Come at Night as well as the indie tactical shooter H-Hour: World's Elite have also begun free play weekends of their own.

Big Deals

Humble is having a hard time letting go of its winter sale as many deals have come back for another round for its encore sale. There's a good selection of discounted games across other stores too, here's our big deals list this weekend:

*DRM-free version also included

DRM-free Goodness

The GOG store began a Hot Sale promotion this week, and among all the discounted games, The Witcher 3 special is especially something worth looking at. The acclaimed RPG has finally gone below $19.99, offering its standard edition for $11.99 and complete edition for $14.99. Even the season pass has sunk to $9.99.

Here are some more discounted highlights from the DRM-free side of gaming:

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 holiday 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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