Free Epic Games Store Titles For Week 4 – Adios and Hell is Others

It’s that time of the week again, where Epic Games gives us a couple of free games to add to our collection. Today, the name of the (metaphorical) game is “murder”, but in completely different ways. Let’s get into it!


Adios

You are a pig farmer. In your free time, you disposed of bodies for the mob. You decide you no longer want to do that. You’ll spend the rest of this walking sim in conversation with a would-be killer, trying to talk your way out of your morbid “side-hustle”.


Hell is Others

You are an ordinary man, trying to live your ordinary life with your bonsai tree. Unfortunately for you, you live in Century City, a place where everything, including your tree, yearns for blood. Every night, you need to go out there and scavenge for supplies, while engaging in PvPvE combat against other players and the monsters in Century City.


Adios and Hell is Others are free to claim until Thursday. Next week, we keep the murder chain going with City of Gangsters and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.

Free Epic Games Store Titles For Week 3 – Epistory: Typing Chronicles

It’s that time of the week again! Epic is giving us a single title this time around, but it looks like a fun and unique one. Let’s get into it!


Epistory: Typing Chronicles

This is a typing game set into a world that looks to be entirely crafted out of origami. The story centers around a writer that lacks inspiration and a muse who must help them gain it, and you experience it all, from moving to combat to opening chests, by typing on your keyboard.


Epistory: Typing Chronicles is free to claim until Thursday. Next week, we say Adios… Well, not really, that’s just the game’s name.

Free Epic Games Store Titles For Week 2 – First Class Trouble, Gamedec Definitive Edition, and Divine Knockout

It’s Thrusday, and you all know what that means! We have two free games from the Epic Store, and they both deal with AI and androids, albeit in very different ways. Let’s get into it!


First Class Trouble

A social deduction game where players must take down a rogue AI on a cruise ship. Careful, though: One of the players is a so-called “personoid”, an android that looks like a human, whose purpose is to kill the other humans before the main AI is taken offline. Will the humans be able to escape the ship, or will the robots take them out one by one? It’s up to you!


Gamedec Definitive Edition

Do you crave a Cyberpunk RPG where you have multiple paths to complete your objective? Then Gamedec is for you! Play the role of a detective in a world where people solve digital crimes, while getting into the typical conspiracies of the Cyberpunk genre.


Divine Knockout (DKO)

From the creators of SMITE comes a platform fighter similar to Smash Bros., except in third person instead of from the side. The game is fun from the limited amount we played, but its inclusion here is odd, as the game is already free and this isn’t the Founders Edition that was given on PS Plus last month.

Divine Knockout is currently in beta.


First Class Trouble and Gamedec Definitive Edition are free to claim until Thursday. Next week, we type an epic story with Epistory: Typing Chronicles.

Free Epic Games Store Titles For Week 1 – Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Tactics: Aiko’s Choice

New year, new free games! As we begin our journey into 2023, we have two games to accompany from the Epic Games Store, one about reaching to the stars, and another about staying low to the ground in order to get your target. Let’s get into it!


Kerbal Space Program

You’re an astronaut. You have one mission: Get to Space! Well, two missions: Get to Space and Don’t Blow Up. As the name implies, Kerbal Space Program sees you building various space-ships and shuttles in an effort to break the planet’s gravity. Your first… few… dozen ships will blow up, but that’s the best part about video games: You can keep trying until it works!


Shadow Tactics: Aiko’s Choice

A standalone expansion to Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun, which was given away for free back in November. This expansion, which can be played without requiring the main game, focuses on Aiko, one member of a team of 5 very distinct assassins in Edo Japan, as they coordinate to take down their enemies in a stealthy manner.


Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Tactics: Aiko’s Choice are free to claim until Thursday. Next week, we’re getting into First Class Trouble.

Epic Holiday Gift for December 29th: Dishonored Definitive Edition & Eximius: Seize the Frontline

It’s the last day of the Epic holidays! Well, technically yesterday was the last day with a game that could only be claimed for 24 hours, and with today’s additions, we’ve back to the usual schedule of 1-2 free titles per week.

This week we’ve got the Definitive Edition of Dishonored, as well as Eximius: Seize the Frontline, which we’ll briefly talk about below.


Dishonored – Definitive Edition

The first Dishonored released all the way back in 2012 (a decade ago!) and received positive enough reviews, exceeded sales targets and as such, spawned a sequel as well. The Definitive Edition contains three DLCs and addon packs that were all bundled up together in this 2015 re-release:

  • The Knife of Dunwall, a DLC where you take on the role of Daud, the assassin who killed the Empress.
  • The Brigmore Witches, a DLC that concludes Daud’s story.
  • The Dunwall City Trials, 10 distinct maps each featuring a variety of stealth, combat and mobility challenges.
  • The Void Walker’s Arsenal, a bundle previously only given through pre-ordering that includes unique character bonuses, additional bone charm slots and more.

In terms of gameplay, Dishonored is a peculiar mix of Assassin’s Creed, Clive Barker’s Undying and Deus Ex. The outcome of each mission depends on the way you play the game, that is to say, the choices you make: Do you plow through enemies or sneak by? Will you shoot them dead or cast some spooky spell? If this sort of game doesn’t suit you, at least give it a try before giving up on it for the great soundtrack and A-list cast of voice actors.

I mean, it’s a Bethesda game, it can’t be outright bad.

Eximus: Seize the Frontline

Eximus is a very different vibe and quite a unique game overall. While its reviews, at least on the Epic Game Store, aren’t great, the game can’t be faulted for trying to bring something different to the table.

There’s two ways to play in Eximus: As a Commander, which is the ol’ RTS experience of building a base, training and army and so on, and as an Officer, which turns the whole game into an FPS! The game format is 5v5 (which in itself is very much a MOBA team size, there’s another genre point for Eximus) and the Commander of the team is voted on at the start of the game.

Each team shares a base, resource and tech tree. The Commander takes care of the base, sends support on the frontlines and can also join the front, although getting assassinated has consequences, so careful about over-extending!


Next week we’re back to normal and we’ve got another two games lined up: Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Tactics – Aiko’s Choice (this one’s a standalone expansion, which is a bizarre term that contradicts itself but alright!).

Have you played either Dishonored or Eximus? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below!

Epic Holiday Gift for December 28th: Mortal Shell

We’re back with yet another free title from Epic Games! Today we’ve got Mortal Shell, a game that, it should be noted, can be played ‘for free’ already if you’re subscribed to PlayStation Plus, tier Extra or higher. Mortal Shell was previously available on Xbox Game Pass, until it left in November and made the move.


The Basics

In a bit of a theme continuation from yesterday (where you cycle through weapons), in Mortal Shell you’re expected to cycle through corpses! Take over the bodies of fallen warriors and use them for your own means (read: combat). This action RPG was released in 2020 and remastered for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021. The game’s combat features third-person melee combat.


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:

epic mortal shell hint for 29th dec

Have you already played through Mortal Shell? Tell us how it was in the comments below!

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!

Epic Holiday Gift for December 26th: F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

Well, yesterday was a doozy. In case you’re out of the loop, Epic Games offered Death Stranding Director’s Cut as the free game, before the servers went down and it was replaced with the standard version of the game. But never mind that! Today we have a game that looks fluffy on the surface, but it hides a dark and sinister interior. Let’s get to it!


The Basics

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (referred to as Fist from here on out) sees you play as an anthropomorphic rabbit with a metal arm on his back that’s as big as he is. The game is a 2.5D (3D graphics, 2D gameplay) metroidvania set in a dystopic world where the residents are oppressed by the government. You’ll traverse the world finding all sorts of upgrades for your arm so you can fis-NOPE! Punch! So you can punch your enemies in the face harder.


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:


Have you played F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow? Did it vibe with you? Let us know in the comments below!

Epic Holiday Gift for Christmas Day: Death Stranding Director’s Cut

Merry Christmas! If you haven’t been too excited by the free gifts Epic has been giving out the past 10 days or so (a bunch of them were already handed out before), well, that changes now. To celebrate this loot-filled, annual occasion, Epic Games is giving out the Director’s Cut of Death Stranding for free. Why is this a big deal? Well, for starters, the game is getting a sequel, so you know it was successful, but there’s so much more to it. Let’s do a quick intro on what the game’s about and the success it had.

This is the cinematic reveal trailer; you can find the gameplay trailer further down the article!

The Basics

Death Stranding is a game created by Hideo Kojima, a name you keep hearing every few months, for good reason. He’s the man behind the critically-acclaimed Metal Gear series and his work laid the foundation for future stealth games.

After a bad breakup with Konami in 2015, he started his own independent studio and Death Stranding is what came out.

The game stars Norman Reedus of Walking Dead fame as a courier in a post-cataclysm USA, working to reconnect various survivor colonies together through a wireless communications network. Without spoiling it any further, Mads Mikkelsen‘s in it, and you know whatever he does ends up being great.

Death Stranding was nominated for numerous awards and won quite a few of them, notably Best Game Direction at the 2019 TGAs, and Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards. It’s also getting a film adaptation!


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:

epic death stranding teaser for tomorrow

Have a great, food-filled day and we’ll see you tomorrow!

Epic Holiday Gift for December 24th: Metro: Last Light Redux

Merry Christmas Eve! Betwixt our gift wrapping, tree decorating, and cooking, we’re taking the time to bring you Epic Games’ newest game being given out for free – Metro: Last Light Redux!

Initially released in 2013, the game’s ‘Redux’ version (the one you’re getting) came out in 2014 to bring the entire franchise to the new generation of consoles (PS4 and Xbox One). Epic Games is giving out ‘Last Light’, which is the second entry in the franchise, after ‘2033’ and before ‘Exodus’.

The Redux version includes all available DLC and graphical improvements over its original release.


The Basics

The Metro game franchise exists because it’s actually inspired by the Metro book series (which I whole-heartedly recommend giving a read). Without spoiling too much, here’s the premise:

The year is 2033, and the last (at least, known) vestiges of humanity reside in the Moscow underground metro system after nuclear Armageddon has wiped out most of humanity and left the surface world uninhabitable. Those who survived are living in fractured communities spanning several subway stations, eating mushrooms, insects and exploring other, uninhabited stations for more supplies.

There’s also the surface monsters. Some of the people who weren’t wiped out by the nuked have mutated into terrifying creatures, which you’ve seen in the trailer linked above. Mysterious, murderous gas, mutants, hostile factions – what better premise for a post-apocalyptic shooter?

Bonus fact: The third (and currently, last) book in the series is a direct novelization of this game. The first book (Metro 2033) came out in 2005, followed by Metro 2034 in 2009. The Metro 2033 game released in 2010, followed by ‘Last Light’ (this one!) in 2013, followed by the Metro 2035 book and finally, followed by Metro Exodus (game!) in 2019. That’s a lot of Metro, in a very weird order!


Teaser for Tomorrow

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:

epic metro hint for christmas

If you’re spending Christmas tomorrow off of the ol’ endless scrolling simulators, we wish you a merry Christmas! If not, we’ll still be here, announcing what newly free game Epic decides to throw our way, so see you then!

Have you played the Metro games? Read the books perhaps? Did either vibe with you? Let us know in the comments below!