Civilization V free to play this weekend on Steam

In order to get players pumped for the upcoming expansion to Civilization V dubbed Gods & Kings, Steam is offering the base game free to play for this weekend, starting today 5/24 to Sunday, 5/27. If you’ve slept on this great offering from 2K Games and Firaxis Games, now’s a great time to check out what all the fuss is about.

In addition to being free to play, if you decide to take the plunge and purchase the game, it’s being offered for 75% percent off this weekend as well. More info in the full press release below:

2K Games and Firaxis Games Announce Free-to-Play Weekend for Sid Meier?s Civilization V
Get one more turn with Civilization V by pre-ordering the expansion pack, Gods & Kings, starting on May 28, 2012
New York, NY, May 24, 2012 ? 2K Games and Firaxis Games announced today that Sid Meier’s Civilization V is free to play on Steam starting today until Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. As part of the celebration of the upcoming release of the expansion pack, Sid Meier?s Civilization V: Gods & Kings, the entire Civilization V franchise will be 75% off on Steam this weekend.
Sid Meier?s Civilization V: Gods & Kings can be pre-ordered starting at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 28, 2012 and players who choose to take advantage of the free-to-play weekend can continue their quest for world domination and keep their progress intact by purchasing Civ V before Monday, May 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

Sid Meier?s Civilization V is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB. For the latest news, information, downloads and a detailed look at each of the civilizations in the upcoming expansion pack Sid Meier?s Civilization V: Gods & Kings, please visit

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