Epic Holiday Gift for December 27th: Severed Steel

While Christmas has passed, we are still in the ‘holiday season’ at least until New Year’s, and Epic Games feels the same way! Today’s free game has been revealed to be Severed Steel, a single-player FPS indie with lots of fun offerings.

The Basics

Severed Steel is an FPS shooter developed by Greylock Studio and published by Digerati. It released in September 2021 and can best be described as a ‘parkour shooter’.

Take on an entire ‘superstructure’ of baddies while wall-running, diving, flipping, sliding and all you’d expect from a protagonist that didn’t skip acrobatics practice. If interacting in such a beautiful way with the environment wasn’t enough, you can also destroy it, a rare opportunity in most shooters.

One interesting thing to note is – because you only have one gun-approved hand, you can’t reload! Shoot all your bullets then pick up a new weapon from the corpses of your foes. Don’t expect Severed Steel to play like a well-choreographed dance routine as the AI has been designed to be dynamic, unscripted and squad-based – this means no two battles are the same!

Additionally, the game features its own level editor, allowing you to both create your own experiences and play other players’ maps.

The game is free to claim only until tomorrow, roughly 23 and a half hours from now, so grab it while you can! Epic also likes to provide a hint for the next game to become free, so if you want to try decoding the following gift box, let us know what the next title may be:

That crown looks somewhat familiar.

Did you already try Severed Steel? How did it play? Let us know in the comments below!