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Last Chance To Get Everything* Free At The Epic Games Store
*The game, specifically, and also Metro Redux
It's going to be hard for the Epic Games Store to top its offering of free games from last week: six Batman games, including Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight as well as the Lego Batman Trilogy. But there are still two great games worth grabbing from the Epic Games Store over the next week, and they're an interesting pair: simulation game Everything and apocalyptic shooter Metro Redux. To claim the two new freebies, you just need a free Epic account--once you add them to your account, they're yours to keep forever.
Everything is a trippy simulation game where you can become literally anything, whether that's a deer, a rock, a bacteria, or even an entire galaxy. While exploring the procedurally generated universe, you'll pick up various abilities that let you shrink down to the size of atoms or grow as big as the universe itself, encountering new forms on each level of existence. Critic Justin Clark scored the game a 6/10 in GameSpot's Everything review, taking issue with its animal movement animations (they tumble around, rather than walk normally) and recurring silly tone. However, he did praise the game's impressive sense of scale and the staggering amount of things to inhabit.
"Everything is at its most powerful when it provides humbling, awe-inspiring moments of scale, held even further aloft by sound bytes of the late British philosopher Alan Watts that arise along the way," he wrote. "Watts' ongoing narration may be the game's strongest core component, as it provides a sense of neo-spiritualist context to everything you see and experience. Exploring the very building blocks of reality is powerful on its own, but Everything achieves something deeper with the gentle, playful reminder that this, too, is us."
Also free this week is Metro Redux, a compilation of Metro 2033 and its sequel, Metro: Last Light. The first-person shooter and survival horror games are set in Moscow after a nuclear war has ravaged Earth. Metro Redux includes a variety of guns used to take down other humans and mutant enemies, and you'll have to scavenge for bullets and other supplies as you progress. The story has multiple endings, affected by moral choices you make while playing.
The compilation earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's Metro Redux review, in part for its fantastic atmosphere and pacing. "It's that ebb and flow, that movement in and out of danger, and the panic you feel when danger finds you even when you think you should be most at peace, that makes Metro Redux such an excellent tour through the best and worst of a society in ruins," wrote Kevin VanOrd.
Everything and Metro Redux will be free to claim until October 3, when they'll be replaced by Epic's next free game, Minit.
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