Sega is allowing gamers to download and play Napoleon: Total War for free starting from Thursday, June 14th and ending on Sunday, June 17th on Steam. On top of that, players who want to keep playing the game can purchase it for 50% off. It’s also worth noting that the 50% off deal will continue until Monday, June 18th at 9pm PST. Sounds like a pretty good deal.

From the press release:

    SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that from Thursday 14th June 6PM GMT/10AM PST until Sunday 17th June 5PM GMT/9AM PST, the multi award-winning Napoleon: Total War™ will be free to download and play from Steam, and at the same time will be 50% off the normal purchase price.

    Celebrating 197 years since the defeat of Emperor Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington, The Creative Assembly hopes to further develop Anglo-French (and Prussian) relations by allowing all gamers the chance to recreate or change history with a free Steam weekend.

    From his early Italian campaign, right through to the decisive Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon: Total War™ encompasses two decades of Napoleon’s relentless battles; the backdrop is a world in flames, against which the story of an extraordinary military career unfolds.

    Featuring head-to-head campaign multiplayer and optional drop-in combat against other human players, Napoleon: Total War™ also pushes the boundaries of multiplayer strategy gaming.

    The full version of Napoleon: Total War™ will be available to play for free until Sunday, downloaded through Valve’s Steam service. Additionally, during this free-to-play period and up to 5PM GMT/9AM PST on Monday 18th June, the title can be purchased for 50% less than its usual price.