Although officially still in development, Deep Rock Galactic has come a long way since its Early Access launch. You can now play it for free, until the end of this weekend, to find out why it has amassed positive reviews.
Co-op games can be placed into a lot of different settings as you fight against overwhelming odds — mutants in Killing Floor, zombies in Left 4 Dead, colossal beasts in Evolve or Dauntless, aliens in Space Hulk: Deathwing or Vermintide — but none have you playing as a space dwarf on corporate mining missions.
Deep Rock Galactic has managed to procure for itself a unique position in this genre by forging:
- Four distinct dwarf miner classes
- Randomly generated networks of caves
- Intense hordes of escalating cave creatures adamant on preventing you from hauling off with your precious minerals
- Weapons and cosmetics customization
The entire experience is played from a first-person perspective.
It is hard to judge the state of a game just based on its official status. For example, Anthem was released half-finished and demanded full-price for it, while the good folks from Ghost Ship Games have pretty much already made a fantastic co-op survival-mining game. There have been close to 14,000 very positive reviews since Deep Rock Galactic launched on February 28 last year.
There is no better time than now to find out if Deep Rock Galactic will become your next favorite co-op game. It may even supplant the upcoming Project Resistance.
Not only is it free to play over this weekend — until 10 am PT/1 pm ET on September 16 — but you can permanently add it to your Steam collection under heavy discount until September 18.
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