In the run up to its release date back in May this year, Homefront: The Revolution looked as if it would turn out to be pretty impressive. The first title, released in 2011, wasn't all that bad, but it felt like its huge advertising budget could have been put to better use improving the game. Judging by the trailers, the sequel was shaping up to be a refreshing, different take on the FPS genre. Sadly, this wasn't the case.

Reviews for Homefront: The Revolution ranged from average to poor. With reports of terrible PC performance - even on high-end rigs - combined with repetitive gameplay, bugs, poor AI, and bad controls, a lot of reviewers considered this a wasted opportunity, as it does have some good elements.

As is the case with many games, a series of post-release patches have gone some way toward fixing what went wrong. The most recent of these improved the frame rates, visuals, enemy spawning, and even added two new Resistance mode missions.

If you'd like to see what Homefront: The Revolution is like now that some of the original issues have been addressed, it's available to try for free on Steam up until 1 PM PT this Sunday. Both the single-player and Resistance modes are available, and it includes the two new missions, Boom Patrol and Indy Forever.

Should you find that you enjoy it and want the full thing, there's 40 percent off the price (and 50 percent off the Freedom Fighter Bundle) making it $23.99 until 10 AM PT Monday, September 12.

There are a few other Steam deals available this weekend as well, including 75 percent off the excellent This War Of Mine and The Talos Principle.