Killing Floor free weekend on Steam

#1 Posted by Big_Fact_Hunt (103 posts) -

Starts on Thursday October 22nd, full details here.

#2 Edited by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -

cool, i like free stuff thanks for the heads up

#3 Posted by handlas (2681 posts) -

been wanting to try this game really badly.  Guess this will decide whether I buy it or not in the future.

#4 Posted by Forcen (1827 posts) -

Nice, i have been wanting to try this game for a while.
 
It now has some more info on the product page on Steam:

 Free Weekend Starts Thursday! Play the full game for FREE including the All-New ‘Level Up’ Content Pack that contains 3 Maps, 7 Weapons, 20+ Steam Achievements and More! Must have Steam installed.


Pre-Load Now and be ready to play as soon as it starts!
But the preload button doesn't work yet. I guess it will later.
#5 Posted by Seedofpower (3930 posts) -

huh, that's awesome. After this week I may get it, if they drop the price.

#6 Posted by Big_Fact_Hunt (103 posts) -
@Seedofpower said:
" huh, that's awesome. After this week I may get it, if they drop the price. "
Good news then, already cheap game and getting 25% off for the weekend in a post by Yoshiro from Tripwire.
#7 Posted by Forcen (1827 posts) -

Now you are able to preload finally.

#8 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@Forcen said:
" Now you are able to preload finally. "
Still wont work for me.
 
Side note: Assassins Creed is $5 until Thursday. Anyone who hasn't played it, this is a great chance to get it on the cheap.
#9 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Money, Money, Money!

#10 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@Scooper:  That avatar pic is creepin' me out bro.   :P
#11 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: So's yours!
#12 Edited by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Already pre-loaded.
 
@JJWeatherman said:

" @Forcen said:
" Now you are able to preload finally. "
Still wont work for me.  Side note: Assassins Creed is $5 until Thursday. Anyone who hasn't played it, this is a great chance to get it on the cheap. "
Where is it $5? It's not that on Steam.
#13 Posted by Forcen (1827 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: Try restarting Steam, that may do the trick.
#14 Edited by Big_Fact_Hunt (103 posts) -
@girdz: North and South America only I'm afraid.
 
Source
#15 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -
@Big_Fact_Hunt said:
" @girdz: North and South America only I'm afraid.
 
Source "
Ah oh well. I already played through it once.
#16 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -
@girdz said:
" Already pre-loaded.
 
@JJWeatherman said:
" @Forcen said:
" Now you are able to preload finally. "
Still wont work for me.  Side note: Assassins Creed is $5 until Thursday. Anyone who hasn't played it, this is a great chance to get it on the cheap. "
Where is it $5? It's not that on Steam. "
yeah it is.
#17 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

 @Demyx:
@Big_Fact_Hunt said:

" @girdz: North and South America only I'm afraid.
Try reading the comments first Demyx.
#18 Posted by Intercryllic (108 posts) -

This update is gonna kick ass.

#19 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Awesome.  I was thinking about buying this game, but I haven't heard too much about it.

#20 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

is it up for anyone yet?

#21 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
@Demyx said:
" is it up for anyone yet? "
I pre-loaded it, but I cannot play.   
 
Did they just make pre-loads start early or what?
#22 Posted by Ubiquitous (571 posts) -

@Br3adfan said:

" @Demyx said:
" is it up for anyone yet? "
I pre-loaded it, but I cannot play.    Did they just make pre-loads start early or what? "


 

They did start preloading early, but it is up and running now. However i cant start it because whenever i try it says "The Steam servers are too busy to handle your request. Please try again in a few minutes." 
 
A lot of people like free stuff apparently.  
 
:P
#23 Posted by Kohe321 (3529 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up!

Online
#24 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
@Ubiquitous said:
"

@Br3adfan said:

" @Demyx said:
" is it up for anyone yet? "
I pre-loaded it, but I cannot play.    Did they just make pre-loads start early or what? "


 

They did start preloading early, but it is up and running now. However i cant start it because whenever i try it says "The Steam servers are too busy to handle your request. Please try again in a few minutes."  A lot of people like free stuff apparently.   :P "
Yeah I just got it running.  So far it seems pretty awesome, though I am not sure how long this sort of game would get me to keep playing.  It seems like it could get old quickly.
#25 Posted by Ubiquitous (571 posts) -
@Br3adfan: 
 
I'm playing too, it's a lot of fun. Pretty hard to survive sometimes. I like the look of it, much darker but with more color then L4D. I agree that it may get old fairly quickly. Definatly worth playing for free for a weekend though!
#26 Posted by MauveForest (588 posts) -

oh good. I say this on my steam account and was like "wtf I didn't buy this." Good to know it is free.

#27 Posted by Crono (2668 posts) -

I have been playing this over the free weekend and I have to say it is a lot of fun and I am definitely surprised.  The game is only 15 bucks and I find it to be more fun and in depth than L4D... I may buy it when the weekend is up... will see.

#28 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
@Crono said:
" I have been playing this over the free weekend and I have to say it is a lot of fun and I am definitely surprised.  The game is only 15 bucks and I find it to be more fun and in depth than L4D... I may buy it when the weekend is up... will see. "
So far I am loving it, but I am going to wait until the end of the trial to see if this style of game wont get old.
#29 Posted by Crono (2668 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
" @Crono said:
" I have been playing this over the free weekend and I have to say it is a lot of fun and I am definitely surprised.  The game is only 15 bucks and I find it to be more fun and in depth than L4D... I may buy it when the weekend is up... will see. "
So far I am loving it, but I am going to wait until the end of the trial to see if this style of game wont get old. "
Yes, that is exactly my concern as well.
#30 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

They really improved the game with this update, and it was free!

#31 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
" They really improved the game with this update, and it was free! "
What did they add or change with the update?  This is my first time playing and I have no idea what is new or old.
#32 Edited by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:

" @TheMustacheHero said:

" They really improved the game with this update, and it was free! "
What did they add or change with the update?  This is my first time playing and I have no idea what is new or old. "
Tons of small updates with the UI, voice dampening option when using VOIP. And big ones like the new Demolitions class,  like 6 new guns, a new enemy called the Husk which shoots fire balls,3 new levels, and you can level your perks up to 6 instead of 5.
 
Also new character pack DLC with 4 new characters to play as.
#33 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
" @Br3adfan said:

" @TheMustacheHero said:

" They really improved the game with this update, and it was free! "
What did they add or change with the update?  This is my first time playing and I have no idea what is new or old. "
Tons of small updates with the UI, voice dampening option when using VOIP. And big ones like the new Demolitions class,  like 6 new guns, a new enemy called the Husk which shoots fire balls,3 new levels, and you can level your perks up to 6 instead of 5.  Also new character pack DLC with 4 new characters to play as. "
I'm glad this free weekend came along then, since all the new content is rolled up into one and at a lower price.
#34 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

This game is pretty awesome.  It's only $15 this weekend, so I think I will buy it.

#35 Posted by FrEeZe (301 posts) -

There are parts of the game that come off as really fun but then some design decisions seem broken. 
 
Maps could have been cleaned up a bit. Felt like I was getting caught on invisible walls a lot.

#36 Posted by Ubiquitous (571 posts) -

This has been a pretty good free weekend. This game was a lot of fun. The free weekend was perfectly timed too, something to keep me busy until Steam unlocks Borderlands.

#37 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

This free weekend is fun, although it makes me want to buy Left 4 Dead 2 instead of Killing Floor >.>

#38 Posted by Crono (2668 posts) -

Well, the free weekend is over and I enjoyed my time with Killing Floor, but I am going to pass.  Not because I don't think the game is worth it, but because it gave me terrible headaches after a 30 minute session or so every time I tried to play it.  It's too bad because I really enjoyed the gameplay.

#39 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

I ended up buying it.  I knew I was going to get it eventually and the discounted price sold me. 
#40 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3204 posts) -

I played it, got bored of it during the third hour.

#41 Posted by FrEeZe (301 posts) -

what are you guys talking about, there are 14 hours left for the free weekend

#42 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -
@FrEeZe: As of now the free weekend is over.  Apparently the weekend finishes a couple hours after noon on Sunday according to Valve.
 
I played the game for 17.7 hours for free and man is it a great game.  I've already looked past all the faults like character box issues but it's more than fun for me.  Those perks sure are addicting.
 
I would purchase it if I could, but sadly I can't at the moment.  I can already see this game having more staying power than Left 4 Dead (not 2) and I kinda wish I bought this instead months ago.

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