Plague Tale and Minit are this week’s free games on the Epic Store

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The Epic Game Store is giving away another pair of video games this week, including A Plague Tale: Innocence and Minit.

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Both are available to download and keep for free, without paying a penny. Every week Epic adds at least one new free game to their ever-growing library. Next Thursday, on August 12th, Plague Tale and Minit will vanish from the giveaway and will be replaced by Rebel Galaxy.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Plague Tale scored a remarkable 9/10 in our review back in 2019. “A Plague Tale: Innocence proves that feisty young women are the new heroes of single player narrative adventures, and Amicia can proudly stand alongside Aloy and Senua. Asobo Studios have knocked it out of the park with a compelling story, superb graphics, and excellent music. Loved it.” A sequel – A Plague Tale: Requiem – was recently announced and will launch in 2022.

Minit

A unique indie delight designed to be played in one-minute sessions. Here’s what Steve said in his Minit review.

Minit is an experimental game at heart, and in many ways it’s a successful one. The innovation of the time limit adds a whole new dimension to the stripped back Zelda-like gameplay and the death mechanic makes travelling around the world as much of a puzzle as an arcade adventure. While it is a short game, increasing the playtime further would stretch the central mechanic to breaking point. On the one hand it is a game that deserves a great deal of attention for its experimentation with traditional genres and mechanics, but it never quite breaks free of feeling like a prototype. In many ways, this is the curse of the truly original title – breaking new ground brings a complex mix of expectations and frustrations. Minit is certainly worth its play time, but many may feel short changed by its deconstruction of the arcade adventure.


Free Epic Games – full 2021 list

Game Name Dates Available
Train Sim World 2 July 29 – August 5, 2021
Mothergunship July 29 – August 5, 2021
Verdun July 22 – July 29, 2021
Defense Grid: The Awakening July 22 – July 29, 2021
Obduction July 15 – July 22, 2021
Offworld Trading Company July 15 – July 22, 2021
Ironcast July 8 – July 15, 2021
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead July 8 – July 15, 2021
The Spectrum Retreat July 1 – July 8, 2021
Sonic Mania June 24 – July 1, 2021
Horizon Chase Turbo June 24 – July 1, 2021
Overcooked 2 June 17 – June 24, 2021
Hell is other demons June 17 – June 24, 2021
Control June 10 – June 17, 2021
Frostpunk June 3 – June 10, 2021
Among Us May 27 – June 3, 2021
NBA 2K21 May 20 – May 27, 2021
The Lion’s Song May 13 – 20, 2021
Pine May 6-13, 2021
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms April 29, 2021 – May 6, 2021
Deponia: The Complete Journey April 15-22, 2021
Hand of Fate 2 April 22-29,2021
Alien: Isolation April 22-29,2021
The First Tree April 15-22,2021
Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth April 15-22,2021
Deponia: The Complete Journey April 15-22,2021
3 out of 10: Season Two April 8-15,2021
Tales of the Neon Sea April 1-8, 2021
Creature in the Well March 25, 2021 -April 1, 2021
The Fall March 18-25, 2021
Surviving Mars March 11-18, 2021
Wargame: Red Dragon March 4-11, 2021
Sunless Sea February 25, 2021-March 4, 2021
Rage 2 February 18-25, 2021
Absolute Drift February 18-25, 2021
Halcyon 6 February 11-18, 2021
Metro Last Light Redux February 4-11,2021
For the King February 4-11,2021
Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition January 28, 2021-February 4, 2021
Galactic Civilizations III January 21-28, 2021
Star Wars Battlefront II January 14-21, 2021
Crying Suns January 7-14, 2021
Jurassic World: Evolution December 31, 2020-January 7, 2021

Source: Epic Games Store

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