Do you feel like exploring an irradiated Bostonian wasteland? Do you have an Xbox One? If you answered yes to those questions, you’re in luck–Fallout 4 is free to play this weekend on Xbox One. You can download the free version of Fallout 4 here and play it between now and Monday, May 21.
If you find yourself enjoying your time in the game and want to continue playing after the free weekend is over, you can buy it–and all DLC–at a discount. The game itself is on sale for $15 / £10 / $20 AU on the Xbox Store, or you can get a physical copy of the Game of the Year Edition, which contains the game and all six expansions, for $30.
Alternately, Amazon U.S. is selling digital codes of Fallout 4 for Xbox One for $10 (£9 in the U.K.). Stock tends to run out fast at the online retailer, so grab it while it’s available. Should you purchase the full game, any progress you make in the free trial will carry over.
Free play weekends are all well and good, but the question remains: is Fallout 4 any good? In a word, yes.
From GameSpot’s 9/10 Fallout 4 review: “In the grand scheme of things, Fallout 4’s minor issues pale in comparison to its successes. When you put the controller down, you think about the friend you betrayed to benefit another, the shifting tide of an incredible battle, or the moment you opened a drawer and found someone’s discarded effects, making you wonder how they felt before the bombs fell. In moments like these, Fallout 4 can be an intoxicating experience. You’re often forced to sacrifice something–a relationship, a lucrative opportunity, or your health–to make gains elsewhere. And the deeper down the rabbit hole you go, the more you wonder: what if I chose a different path? You second guess yourself, not just because you had other options, but because you aren’t sure if you did the right thing. The fact that your decisions stick with you after walking away from the game is a testament to the great storytelling on hand. Fallout 4 is an argument for substance over style, and an excellent addition to the revered open-world series.”
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