Epic giving away ABZÛ and The End Is Night next week

If you haven’t done so already, just go and download the Epic Games Store launcher. Since the Fortnite publisher launched its free game initiative last December, we’ve been racking up quite the hoard of free games and, you know what, a lot of them are absolute belters.

Epic is showing no signs of slowing down, either. The company recently went from giving just one game away every two weeks to doubling that number while also slinging free copies of For Honor and Alan Wake at anyone with their launcher client installed.

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Epic’s upcoming pair of freebies have been just as well received by gamers and critics. The first of these is the delightful ABZÛ which we scored 8/10 in our review. This is the first game from developer Giant Squid and one that shares plenty of DNA with one of our all time favourite games, Journey.

The End is Nigh rounds out the pair and is easily the less tranquil of the two games. This dark 2D platformer originally launched in 2017 and definitely have a Super Meat Boy vibe about it as you die over and over. It’s no surprise to see the name Edmund McMillen appear as one of its creators, then.

Currently, you can get your hands on both Celeste and Inside without having to pay a penny. Celeste was one of our top indie picks for 2018 with its challenging platformer gameplay and a touching story which tackles some pretty heavy issues. Meanwhile, Inside has been a longtime favourite of ours here at TheSixthAxis, bagging a masterful 9/10 score in our review. If you haven’t played it already, you no longer have an excuse not to!

Both games are free to download and keep forever, as long as you log into the Epic Games Store and add them to your library before September 5th, 2019. ABZÛ and The End is Nigh will then be available for the next two weeks.

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2 Comments

  1. More free stuff to claim and never get around to playing?

    I tried Abzu from PS Now. It’s just a damp Journey rip-off, really. It may be worth 8/10 but only if you give it at least 4 points for Austin Wintory’s music. And even then the music isn’t as good as Journey, which was one of the best game soundtracks ever.

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