When the Epic Games Store launched last December, they announced their plan to offer a steady stream of free-to-keep games with very flexible periods available to claim the games. So far they have given away 13 games, including the one now available, RiME. Other games previously available to keep for free include Super Meat Boy, Thimbleweed Park, Subnautica, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Witness, World Of Goo, and Stories Untold. There’s something for everyone’s taste, and the games are mostly high quality and engaging. You'd have to be pretty ungrateful to complain about it.
RiME (Our Review) is a third-person action-adventure where you play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. It looks like a mix of Breath of the Wild and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. It’s made by Tequila Works, the developers of Deadlight and The Sexy Brutale. If that sounds like your kind of game, it will literally cost nothing to head on over to the Epic Games Store and redeem the free game, which you can start playing right away.
As we noted in our story on the Epic Mega Sale, the store is now giving away a free game every week during the sale, as opposed to the bi-weekly schedule we’ve had since the start. So next week you'll be able to get City of Brass (Our Review), a first-person roguelike with immersive movement and strategic gameplay decisions, featuring a cool whip alongside your saber melee combat. It sounds like a pretty cool first-person roguelike, and I can't wait to try it myself next week.
The Epic Mega Sale is also happening, though there has been some chaos, including prices changing and games being removed from the sale, such as Borderlands 3. Still, there are some games worth picking up if you'd like to check it out.
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