Say what you will about Epic Games and the Fornite publisher’s aggressive advance upon the PC gaming market, everyone loves a freebie.
Since last December, Epic has been committed to giving away a free game every two weeks. This originally kicked off with the massively popular sandbox survival game, Subnautica, which was followed up by Super Meat Boy, then What Remains of Edith Finch.
Needless to say the quality of these free games has been fairly consistent and those that feature in the bi-weekly giveaway with lukewarm review scores are at least new-ish releases from the past couple of years.
Epic next pair of free games are well worth keeping an eye on, however. This includes the superb Hyper Light Drifter (which we scored 9/10) from developer Heart Machine, top down action RPG that echoes The Legend of Zelda yet has an irreplaceable unique sound and aesthetic.
If you prefer something a little more tactical but with a zany twist, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden may be more up your alley. The Funcom published game from The Bearded Ladies is a post apocalyptic turn based strategy title similar to XCOM that combines stealth and a weird yet likeable cast of characters. Guess what? That also scored a 9/10 in our review last December.
Both games will be available to download and keep forever via the Epic Game Store launcher but only for a limited time. You’ll have from August 15th to August 22nd to grab ’em!
In the meantime there are some other free goodies you may have missed. Quirky 3D puzzler, GNOG, is currently being offered for free. If you search Epic’s digital storefront you’ll also be able to pick up Alan Wake ahead of Remedy Entertainment’s newest game, Control.
Yet another favourite here at TheSixthAxis, For Honor, can also be downloaded and played without spending a penny. The base game has grown massively since its February 2017 launch, Ubisoft having just launched its latest season of content, introducing the ferocious Jormungandr hero.
Source: Epic Game Store