Fez is the Epic Games Store's Next Free Game

Published: August 16, 2019 12:29 PM /



Every week, the folks at Epic give players one or two free games, as long as you have the launcher downloaded. This week, from now until August 22nd, you can grab Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for free. That's a combined cost of nearly $55 dollars total. For next week, you can grab the trippy platformer Fez developed by the controversial Phil Fish.

Developed by Polytron Corporation, in Fez, you take the role of Gomez. Fez is a platformer which appears as though it is 2D, but players can rotate the world around, showing that the game is in fact more complicated than it appears and is three dimensional. It features a trippy soundtrack and unique world full of vibrant color and challenging puzzles and platforming.

Hyper Light Zero, free right now, is a critically acclaimed top-down hack and slash with fluid and challenging combat. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a post-apocalyptic XCOM-like game combining tactical combat and stealth mechanics, based on the popular tabletop RPG Mutant Year Zero.

Stay tuned next week for the next free game announcement, but for now make sure you get these games for free before the week ends, and get Fez next week starting August 22nd on the Epic Games Store.

Quick Take

Fez is a solid game that any platformer fan should play. I bought it years ago and never beat it for whatever reason, but this seems to be a good incentive to go back. If I may suggest one thing, separate the author from his work and you'll find it much more enjoyable. Alas, it's a shame Fez 2 will likely never see the light of day.

Will you pick up Fez? Are there any other games you hope become free? What are your thoughts on Epic's free games? Let us know in the comments below!

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