Many game makers are offering their slightly older games for free when a new version of the game series is released.
This is a good thing in terms of marketing, as it often brings visibility to a new game as well.
The winners are especially the players who get free play.
And as with the movies, the new version may not be better than the original.
Such an offer for players is currently being pushed by Bandai Namco, which is distributing the excellent 2017 game Little Nightmares for free on Windows PCs.
The offer is valid until Sunday.
According to the publisher, the game has a limited number of codes every day, but it was easily redeemed on Friday afternoon.
Little Nightmares is a horror game based on childhood fears that has received rave reviews and user reviews.
The genre is platform jumping, where you try to get the game character out of a distressing complex.
The peg age limit for the game is 16 years.
The game has a Metacritic rating of 81 points and an average user rating of 8.1.
Both are high figures.
Redeeming the game requires a little more effort than usual.
First you need to log in to the Bandai Namco store and create a username.
The game publisher is exceptionally curious about the user's information, but you should use your own judgment, for example, when handing over the street address.
Once the account has been created and activated, you can click the redeem button on the game page.
The game activation code will then appear on your digital products in your service credentials.
If the store notifies you that the codes have expired, you may want to try again the next day.
The number of codes to be shared is per day.
The exact end date of the offer is unknown.
You will then need the IDs for the Steam download store.
The activation code is entered into its computer application, after which the game can be downloaded and played.