Ubisoft confirmed that "Tom Clancy's The Division" is going to be available to download and try out for free, starting September 14. This opportunity will last for four days, until September 17, with the game being available to pre-load starting today. The third-person massive multiplayer online shooter is only going to be available for free on PC. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have to do without.

A retrospective

"Tom Clancy's The Division" was a victim of its own hype, as it received a lukewarm reception from critics and gamers. Released in 2016, this dark and gritty shooter failed to distinguish itself, instead preferring to just offer a decent experience.

On paper, there is not a whole lot to hate about "Tom Clancy's The Division." The combat is competent, with each weapon type genuinely feeling unique and offering their own positives and negatives, although the enemies could be bullet sponges.

Like "Destiny," "Tom Clancy's The Division" got better as it went along, improving greatly offer the lackluster beta and launch. Although it never reached the heights of Bungie's shooter, mostly because the base gameplay was just not as strong, it did eventually develop into a pretty good game.

Since its release, Ubisoft added quite a number of downloadable content, with most coming in the form of new armor and weapons. Gear is plentiful, as a single run in survival mode could easily net someone a dozen new pieces.

This feature was actually not in the launch game, as it used to take a lot of grinding and hard-work to even get some gear.

What can you do in four days?

The single-player campaign can easily be beaten in four days. At most, it would take around 25 hours to complete the story, but quite a few people would argue that "Tom Clancy's The Division" does not really begin until the post-game.

Once the story is completed, players are then able to take part in community events and hunt for better loot. It does become one of those experiences where the whole point of playing is to just find some better equipment.

Ubisoft is also offering a price reduction during the free weekend, so it can be picked up for around $30 if the player enjoys it enough to spend money.

"Tom Clancy's The Division" is like marmite, you either love or hate it. A four day weekend provides more than enough time to see on which side you belong to, so we definitely recommend giving it a try. If it ends up not being for you, then nothing is really lost.