Epic Games Store’s free game giveaway continues as this week’s games are absolute bangers. We’ve got ABZU and The End is Nigh free this week until 12th September.
Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life.
Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. “ABZÛ” is from the oldest mythologies; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.
The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have “survived” the “end of the world”.
Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest… to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey).
Oh, also you collect video game cartridges and tumors! if that does anything for ya.
The free game for next week on the Epic Games Store is Conarium which will be available from 12th September.
Celeste and INSIDE are the next two games that will be free on the Epic Games Store next week after Fez.
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain
Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. From the creator’s of LIMBO comes another masterpiece that tells a dark tale of a dystopian world.
These games will be available from 29th August till 5th September so prepare yourselves for these fantastic titles.
Epic Games Store’s free game for this week is Fez and it is available now to download.
Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives.
Fez released in 2012 on the Xbox Live Arcade followed be releases on the PC, Linux, Max, all the PlayStation consoles and even iOS. The game has been critically acclaimed and is known as one of the best indie games to have released that has helped inspire more games.
The game and its designer have been through a lot of troubled times and often made the headlines but their work that was Fez still stands strong and still remains to be an absolutely fantastic title.
With another week comes another set of free games from the Epic Games Store and this week we’ve got two really fantastic post-apocalyptic RPG titles. These games will be available from 14th August till 22nd August so make sure to get them.
Hyper Light Drifter
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
The humans are all gone. Scavenging through the remains of civilization are the Mutants, deformed humanoids and animals alike, searching for salvation or just something to eat. To survive, you and your companions must venture out to explore the Zone.
Maybe one day you will find the Eden of legends, the ancients’ haven in the middle of hell. That’s where truth awaits, the stories say. Maybe you will find your answers there.
Both games are available now and will be replaced by Fez from 22nd August onwards.
The game has gone gold about a month a half before it’s release date which is on September 13th. While the game is ready, we are yet to see character trailers for the rest of the playable characters besides Zane so as we get closer to the release date we can see more of these trailers.
Even though Borderlands 3 has been getting a bit of bad press because of the Epic Games Store exclusivity and because of Randy Pitchford’s antics, the game is still looked forward to by many people and is still an absolute fan favourite.
Borderlands 3 launches on September 13th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and on PC exclusively via the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games Store has been almost universally praised by developers and publishers while in stark comparison has been criticized by the PC Gaming Community. They’re slowly trying to change that though and are working to improve their client.
Cloud saves are enabled for a couple of new games right now. We have a bit more work to do before rolling it out more widely.
The Epic Games Store now has implemented Cloud Saves but it’s not available for every title. According to Tim Sweeney, support for all games will slowly be added over time but they’ve started rolling it out already.
While this is a step in the right direction, the Epic Games Store still needs a lot of work to be don. How they win over the PC gaming community is yet to be seen but at least they’re trying to work on the shortcomings of their store.
Epic Games Store’s free games giveaway continues as next week we’re getting some pretty big games. And yes, we’re yet again getting two games.
Hey free game fans! Next week, Alan Wake and For Honor will be available for FREE starting 8/2 11AM EDT and ending 8/9 10:59AM EDT – That means you can grab today’s free games until 10:59 AM EDT on 8/2!
While this week they gave away This War of Mine and Moonlighters, next week in August we’re going to get Alan Wake and Ubisoft’s For Honor.
Alan Wake is a great game that sadly never got a sequel. You play as Alan Wake, a writer whose wife goes missing while they’re on vacation and he now must solve this mystery while slowly getting entangled with the more sinister and mysterious forces of the world.
The other game is For Honor, a multiplayer game where you fight against other warriors using a fighting system that Ubisoft made for this game. The game is still going strong with new characters and seasons being added in and is one of the most unique multiplayer experiences.
These games will be given out from 2nd August till 9th August so make sure to get them by signing in to your Epic Games Store account.
Epic Games Store’s free games keep on coming as this week there’s another free game. Limbo is the game for this week and after that, there will be two free games.
Limbo is a creepy side-scroller where you’re trying to find your sister while trying to dodge traps, solve puzzles and just stay alive. The game is available for free now and will be until 25th July.
After Limbo, Epic Games will be giving out two free games. This War of Mine and Moonlighter. The reason for this is because This War of Mine is rated M which means that it will be inaccessible to quite a few people because of Epic’s Parental Controls. So that nobody misses out, Epic is giving out Moonlighter as well.
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero.
Overcooked, the co-op cooking game that is pure mayhem and madness is free on the Epic Games Store right now and will remain free until 11th July. So if you haven’t yet played the game, now is a great time to do so.
It’s also a great way to test your friendship because this game will have you yelling, screaming and shouting at each other while trying to hit your goal. It basically turns your play area into a scene straight out of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen.
The game is tons of fun and rivals the likes of the Mario Kart and Party games when it comes to how fast it can go from a peaceful and happy gaming session to a frantic cuss fest that puts your relationship to the test. So, good luck and have fun.
After Ys Net, the developers behind Shenmue 3 announced that the game would be a timed-exclusive game that will be available first on the Epic Games Store, a lot of the Kickstarter backers of the game were not pleased.
In response to that, Ys Net took their time and decided to refund the money should you choose to do so or you could also change it from PC to PS4 or even choose to get a Steam Key additionally a year later when it launches on Steam. While this would have set them back financially, Epic Games decided to help them out.
Epic is funding the cost of all Kickstarter refunds resulting from Shenmue III’s move to the Epic Games store, so that refunds won’t reduce Ys Net’s development funding. https://t.co/mSGdbzYPJ5
Tim Sweeny on Twitter has confirmed that Epic Games will be helping out Ys Net and will fund all of the refunds for the Kickstarter Backers. They want to do this so that the refunds don’t reduce Ys Net’s development funding.
When future games go Epic-exclusive after offering crowdfunding rewards on other PC stores, we’ll either coordinate with colleagues at the other stores to ensure key availability in advance, or guarantee refunds at announcement time.
Furthermore, he also stated that in the future when games go Epic- exclusive after offering crowdfunded rewards on other PC platforms, Epic Games will ensure either Key Availablity at said store in advance or guarantee refunds when the exclusivity is announced.
Epic Games is really going all in with the Exclusivity deals and throwing around a lot of money to make sure that developers aren’t getting screwed over. They’re going all in for the developers but how they manage to win over the PC audience is yet to be seen.