Sega is giving away free games on Steam as part of the “Make War Not Love” promotion. They’ve been handing out free games over the past week, including many classics like Jet Set Radio and Streets of Rage 2. And they have new ones lined up for this week as well.
In an updated post on Game Informer, they note that Sega has updated their free offerings with games like Gunstar Heroes, Renegade Ops and Viking: Battle of Asgard.
The promotion is taking place over on the Sega Make War Not Love page, where users are encouraged to sign up for a Sega newsletter and potentially receive a free Steam code for a game via e-mail. It’s a great way to get people – especially PC gamers – interested in Sega again.
The three games up for grabs vary from retro old-school to slightly old, to slightly new. Gunstar Heroes is one of the most underrated classics from the 16-bit era that could best be described as a 2D, side-scrolling action game made in a similar vein to Platinum’s Bayonetta or Vanquish.
Viking: Battle of Asgard came out during the early part of the seventh generation of gaming for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game later had a release on PC and put players in the role of a viking battling against hordes of enemies in a somewhat Viking-oriented depiction of the thousand-army design.
The last game is Renegade Ops, a somewhat-recent top-down shooter from the makers of Just Cause.
The three games continue a trend over the past week where Sega has been giving away a lot of noteworthy games for free. Previous to this they had titles like Jet Set Radio, Binary Domain and Streets of Rage 2 up for grabs. Many gamers recognize that those are nice variety of games, ranging from the miscellaneous, platforming-adventure genre in Jet Set Radio, to the third-person action-shooter genre in the story-heavy, futuristic title Binary Domain. If you’re not into shooting or jumping, you could get your fisticuffs on with the beat-’em-up classic Streets of Rage 2.
These giveaways are only available for a limited time, so make sure you get in there and sign-up for the newsletter before the promotion ends.