Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Free Trial Available as Bethesda Slashes Price 50%

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Nov 23, 2017 9:46 AM
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Bethesda has announced a free trial is now available for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Make in the day we used to call these ‘demos’, strange artefacts of a time long gone. It’s available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and any progress made can be carried over to the full version of the game.

Wolfenstein 2’s free trial isn’t anywhere near as lengthy as Dishonored 2’s three-mission trial though, which was essentially the first third of the game. Instead, it includes the “entire first level”. Spoilers: minus the cutscenes the entire level is no more than 10 minutes long. As such you may want to tread carefully before jumping aboard the huge game download. In truth, you’re probably better off just buying it and playing for up to two hours before deciding if you want a refund.

Still, it is an awesome game, as Stu attests in his review, awarding it a grand total of 8.5/10. “No tricky resource management stuff, no new sub-systems to learn, just straightforward running and gunning, with a side-order of throat-slashing. And leg-removing. And eyeball-popping. And forehead-hatchet-burying. And exploding with diesel-filled grenades. And evaporating with laser guns. Typical, uncomplicated Wolfenstein stuff!.”

Bethesda’s now got itself a worrying trend of steeply discounting its games very shortly after launch. I think Jon said something about it around the time the Wolfenstein II Season Pass was announced, and sure enough, here we are less than one month since its launch and both Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and The Evil Within 2 are available for 50% off. It’s now cheaper to buy Wolfenstein 2 plus its Season Pass than it was to just buy the game on October 27th. It definitely makes it harder and harder to justify buying a Bethesda game at launch. It’s great for the patient gamer, but not for Bethesda, unless its entire plan all along is to achieve the vast majority of sales at the discounted price.

Who’s going to give Wolfenstein 2 a try? Do Bethesda's rapid discounts put you off a day one purchase of its titles? Let us know!

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