WW2 shooter Sniper Elite V2 is available to download for free from Steam until 6pm BST tonight. Download it today and you'll be able to keep it forever.

Rebellion says that it's made the game free to "get the series into the hands of new players" and "build buzz around the franchise" ahead of Sniper Elite 3's launch later this month.

"V2's one of Rebellion's most successful ever games, but it's been out for over two years now," said Rebellion co-founder Jason Kingsley. "We think the loyal Sniper Elite community will welcome some fresh blood on the multiplayer servers, while new players will get to experience the things that make the series unique, and sharpen their skills before the release of Sniper Elite 3.

"In the end independent studios like Rebellion know that players are more important than money. If you can delight them and build that word of mouth, that buzz about your game - it's worth everything. We want people to interact with our studio and our games for years, not just launch week."

To give it a download, head through to Steam.

Sniper Elite 3 launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on June 27.

Source: Rebellion Press Release