When the Epic Games Store launched last December, they announced they would offer a steady stream of free-to-keep games with very flexible periods available to claim the games. So far they have given away 12 games, including the one now available, Stories Untold. Other games previously available to keep for free include Super Meat Boy, Thimbleweed Park, Subnautica, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Witness, and World Of Goo. There’s something for everyone’s taste, and the games are mostly high quality and engaging. You just can’t complain.
Stories Untold is a narrative-driven experimental adventure game, trying something uniquely genre-bending. It combines classic text-adventure mechanics with point-and-click mechanics and presents four short stories set in a mysterious anthology universe. It's been described as a "fantastic, fascinating example of interactive visual storytelling." It has an 80+ score on both Metacritic and OpenCritic, and it definitely looks worth it as a free game if you're a fan of narrative adventures.
With the Epic Mega Sale now up and running, the free games giveaways will be weekly rather than bi-weekly. The next game you'll be able to get for free next week is RiME, 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 the developers of Deadlight and The Sexy Brutale. This information comes from EpicData.info, who shared it on Twitter:
If you like Stories Untold you might also consider picking up their new upcoming game Observation ($12.49 – 50% off) on the Epic Games Store sale. It's coming out on May 21. It's a game where you'll be exploring what happened on a space station through the role of the artificial intelligence known as S.A.M., or Sam. You can also check out our first impressions from our very own Sam on our YouTube channel. If you do, please hit like and subscribe!
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