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Play Orcs Must Die, Fear 3, Metro 2033, and Amnesia for free this weekend

If you haven’t tried cloud gaming with OnLive, this weekend would be a good time to start. From today through Monday, October 31, you can play Orcs Must Die, Fear 3, Metro 2033, and Amnesia for free. Become a fan of OnLive on Facebook for an unannounced fifth free game that’ll be available this Monday.

To get your free games:
1. Sign up, install and launch the OnLive app. This part’s free.
2. Go to the Marketplace and pick any of the temporarily free games mentioned
3. Select “Get Game” and 3-Day Rental ($0.00)
4. Enter your password and play

The great thing about OnLive is that you don’t need a powerful gaming rig to play games. All the work is done by OnLive’s data centers, which stream the game to your monitor via your internet connection. Since the service first launched, OnLive has partnered with many more publishers, significantly increasing the number of titles available for you to sample, rent, or purchase.

Since OnLive’s been beefing up its catalogue, promotions like this seem like a good next step for the service, but if you only have time to play one of the 3-day freebies available this weekend, we’d recommend going with Orcs Must Die. It’s Army of Darkness meets Tower Defense.

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  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - October 29, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    Amnesia is fantastic, I have it on Steam. As for the other ones, and OnLive in general, I'm going to have to see if it is Mac compatible...
  • Moonlight_Shadow - October 29, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    Some of these games are on sale at Steam, for those that don't like Onlive. I live in Canada and there wasn't any tax for me. Amnesia: The Dark Decent is $4.00 (USD) F.E.A.R. Collection is $6.79 (USD) I bought Amnesia but haven't got around to playing it yet. I've heard it's absolutely terrifying! I got Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem backlogged too, which I plan on playing on my Wii. I recently finished Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Infamous: Festival of Blood (20% off for PSN+) and I enjoyed both.
  • Mezolitik - October 29, 2011 2:32 a.m.

    You can get Amnesia for £2, I think, on Steam. Same with F3AR, though it's a little more expensive.
  • RadianTrild - October 29, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    Aaaaaaaand of course it posts twice... sorry guys
  • RadianTrild - October 29, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    Well after reading this article I promptly downloaded Onlive to try it out. I have to report the service itself is very well thought out and works much better than I expected. However, the technology isn't quite there yet, everything is crisp and very fast up until the point where you actually get into game. Muddy visuals (which are to be expected, seeing as you are essentially streaming the game) mar an otherwise very solid gaming platform. On the other hand most people who would be frequently using this service probably wouldn't have a system, or possibly the money to handle the game without Onlive. So, to wrap up I feel like Onlive is doing its best to become a valid game service, and with a few minor tweaks would definitely be something to seriously consider. If you are stuck with either don't play the game at all or play on Onlive the latter is a clear cut choice.
  • RadianTrild - October 29, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    Well after reading this article I promptly downloaded Onlive to try it out. I have to report the service itself is very well thought out and works much better than I expected. However, the technology isn't quite there yet, everything is crisp and very fast up until the point where you actually get into game. Muddy visuals (which are to be expected, seeing as you are essentially streaming the game) mar an otherwise very solid gaming platform. On the other hand most people who would be frequently using this service probably wouldn't have a system, or possibly the money to handle the game without Onlive. So, to wrap up I feel like Onlive is doing its best to become a valid game service, and with a few minor tweaks would definitely be something to seriously consider.
  • SirNinja - October 28, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    It's fun to watch others play Amnesia in Onlive's arena (where you can spectate on other people's games). Especially if they have voice chat on. "Okay...okay...gotta calm down...open that door...it's probably gone by noOOOAAAAUUUGGHHHH GOD OH GOD OH **** OH **** OH **** ***** ******"
  • HamsterGutz - October 28, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    OMD! is such a great game. I have it on steam and love it :D
  • Jordanonfire - October 28, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    Ooooo I've actually been reeeally intrigued by OnLive but not enough to think about canceling Gamefly or paying for both..
  • Ravenbom - October 28, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    I would probably sign up if my internet wasn't stuck in 1998 right now.

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