The newest entry in the Total War series is out today, and to celebrate the launch it's free for just a short time. A Total War Saga: Troy lands on the Epic Games Store for PC, where it will be free for 24 hours.
Players who want to grab a new way to wage war can head to the Epic Games Store and claim the game, where it will be free to keep within the first 24 hours of release. After that, it will be a regular old game you have to buy. Even if you're not looking for something right now, it's probably a decent idea to pop over there and stake a claim, just in case.
The free romp through Greece is not part of Epic's usual bout of free games, which this month includes the fun 2019 co-op Souls-shooter Remant: From the Ashes and the soothing boarding game, The Alto Collection. I admittedly know very little about the latter, though watching it in action is making me feel like I should give it a shot.
Total War's take on Greek mythology sounds like a fairly interesting one, though. It's trying to blend the god-driven myths of The Iliad with possible real-life what-if scenarios, theorizing what human actions could create a legend larger than life. Troy isn't Total War's first brush with fantasy, but it's certainly a setting rife for riffing on.
If it's anything like previous Saga entry Thrones of Britannia, it'll likely be a slim but easy onboarding point for folks not used to Total War games. A Total War Saga: Troy will be free to find out if it's something for you either way, at least for a short time.