Initially released last November, we happen to think Need for Speed Unbound is a return to form for the Need for Speed franchise.
Now, we’ll caveat that with there’s a slow, but deliberate progression curve. Bank and cars are hard work to come by, but this leads to a satisfying payoff further down the line. Just bear that in mind if you test it during the limited-time free weekend.
The promotion is open to anyone with Steam on PC, and is live right now (21st July) until 24th July 2023.
The game has recently started a series of significant post-release updates, with Vol.3 released last month. Alongside the option of unlocking the DMC DeLorean through the completion of a set task, it also features linkups – a form of cooperative multiplayer challenge, which we found to be the most engaging addition yet.
Online drift vents with ghosted rivals and various quality-of-life changes were actions, alongside a Speed Pass with cosmetic items to unlock. Support is set to be continued for the title in the coming months, too.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be going for a spin within Lakeshore this weekend.