Free game alert! If you passed up on Oculus Studios and Force Field’s Landfall earlier this year then now’s the time to check it out; it’s going to be completely free to play this weekend.
From 10am PT on July 28th through to 10am July 30th you can download and play the entire game without paying anything. You’ll also be able to challenge the developers during a livestream event on Friday 7pm – 10pm CET / 2pm – 5pm ET / 11am – 2pm PT.
Not only that but Force Field is adding three new Striders — the name for the game’s mech units — across the course of the weekend. Landfall was the last game released by Oculus to use a gamepad on Rift. It combines top-down, twin-stick shooting with tactical warfare.
We were quite fond of Landfall when it launched. Our Games Editor David Jagneaux gave it 8/10. “With Landfall, Force Field has delivered one of the best examples of gamepad-focused VR we’ve seen in some time,” he said. “The action is intense, the gameplay is crisp and precise, and the tactical strategy required to emerge victorious feels both creative and fresh. Updates will be needed to keep people coming back for more, but this is an excellent twin-stick shooter that delivers on all fronts.”
That’s a good as reason as any to check it out.