Shred it to the max in Steep’s free weekend trial

If you fancy getting out in the great outdoors this weekend, good grief! Don’t you know it’s still winter? It’s all wind and ice and snow out there. Are you up to that? Are you sure? You’ll catch your death. I worry about you. No, stay indoors and perhaps consider having a look at Steep [official site]. Ubisoft’s ski-o-snowboard-a-paraglide-u-wingsuiter is holding a free trial weekend, starting tonight, to let all and sundry play the full game. It’s not super-amazing but it does have some pretty mountains.

The weekend trial starts at 6pm GMT on PC through the Uplay client. You can start the 25GB download now, and clicking this link will conveniently point you towards that if you already have Uplay installed. The trial will end at 8am GMT on Monday, March 13th.

Steep will be on sale this weekend too, picking up a 40% discount.

While Steep is also on Steam, Ubisoft haven’t said anything about the trial or sale being on Steam, only Uplay.

Wot Brendan Thought of Steep is that wonky controls and bugs ruined the fun too much. However, since then, Ubisoft have tweaked the controls and fixed bugs in several patches — not to mention doubling the skispace by adding Alaska.

This weekend trial will be the first time I play Steep myself so I can’t tell you how much patching has improved it – any of youse got an update to share with the rest of the gang?


  1. phanatic62 says:

    The last snowboarding game I played was Cool Boarders, so I’m a bit out of the loop on the current gen winter sports games. Is this game all about tricks? Or does it have races as well?

    I never had much fun with the trick-making aspects of these games (at least, in the past). It doesn’t help that I always used the same strategy as fighting games – mash buttons until something cool happens, but have no idea how I achieved that awesome thing.

    • CriticalMammal says:

      It’s been a while since I’ve played the beta, but it’s got a variety of events that include both standard races (time trials) and more trick heavy ones. If you’re only interested in standard time trials then it’s not hard to just seek out those after you get through the tutorial stuff.

    • Ragnar says:

      It has tricks, it has races, it has exploration challenges. And it has my favorite part – just skiing and riding down the mountain for fun.

  2. Little_Crow says:

    Enjoyed the beta, Snowboarding and wingsuiting were fun, but the paragliding was interminably dull and I’m not sure it has the longevity to justify its price

    Wouldn’t mind giving it another try, but I think the Ubi servers are overloaded right now.
    The link is either doing nothing at all, or prompting for an activation code I don’t have.

    • Skumby says:

      Have you gotten this to work yet? I’m getting the same as you. The site also mentions to look for it on the “Free Games” list on the uPlay thingy, but it doesn’t appear there either.

    • Little_Crow says:

      I did, by Exiting the Ubi client completely – then clicking the link.

      • Skumby says:

        Ah. This doesn’t seem to work for me. I just get the Activation Code prompt.

  3. Ragnar says:

    I’m really glad for this free weekend. Steep is way more fun and way more entertaining than I had ever expected, and has gone from a game I’m mildly interested in to one I’m going to buy.

    It’s a bit of a pain to get running over Steam Link, mostly in getting the controller to work, but damn if it doesn’t look great on a huge TV.