Last Chance To Grab The Epic Store's Latest Free PC Game, Transistor

World of Goo is up next.

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Two weeks have passed since The Witness was made free to download for Epic Games Store members, which means the latest PC game giveaway is now here. Next up is Transistor, the acclaimed science-fiction action RPG from Supergiant Games, who also made Bastion and Pyre. From now through May 2, you can download Transistor for free from the Epic Games Store, and it'll be yours to keep. If you don't already have an Epic Games account, it's free to create one, and it's well worth your time, as these free PC game giveaways are happening every two weeks this year to celebrate the Epic Store's first 12 months in business.

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Transistor tells the story of a famous singer named Red who is attacked by a robotic force known as The Process. After escaping, Red stumbles across a glowing sword called the Transistor, and wielding its power, she resolves to hunt down the sinister group controlling The Process and save the city of Cloudbank from invasion. The battles involve turn-based strategy, and like most RPGs, Red earns experience points that allow her to unlock new powers. In GameSpot's Transistor review, critic Carolyn Petit praised the game for its unique, compelling narrative, empowering combat, and overall superb visuals and musical score.

"Transistor asks you to trust in it, to come along on the journey even though you have no idea where you're going," wrote Petit. "And it rewards your trust, weaving a beautiful and unconventional sci-fi tale with a human heart, and empowering you with a wonderfully flexible combat system that fuses real-time and turn-based action to create something that feels unique."

On May 2, Transistor will be replaced by Epic's next free PC game, World of Goo, a puzzle game that involves building with globs of goo.

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DJKuulA

"Through May 2" means *including* May 2. Today is May 2, and Transistor is back up to $19.99. What you meant is "through May 1."

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scatterbrain007

Hmm didn't know the game had turn based combat. Crap, ahh well. I heard good things about this one but that sort of game play bores the hell outta me. I've tried too, can't get into it.

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mohamad43

happy news, l played transistor in ps4 and I love playing in pc

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jwrebholz

Have they removed the spyware from the game client? No? Hard pass then.

That said, Transistor is brilliant, deserving of all the praise that's been placed upon it. You should absolutely play it.

But not from them.

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GunnyNinja

@jwrebholz: lol. spyware...

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Plaguecrafter

Great game. Definitely recommend it.

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wanderz

1st world problems.. when people get upset and complain about free stuff.

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BabeNewelll

ill wait for a Steam sale

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DoomsdayHell01

@BabeNewelll: I wonder who were the four idiots who like your dumb comment. Steam will never give it to you for free and Epic is giving it to you for free

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UltimateBastard

@BabeNewelll: Surely you don't have to wait!

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Gamer_4_Fun

@UltimateBastard: Little do people know, Gabe is a proud member of r/patientgamers

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MasterFrankGrimes

Nah, I'm good.

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MrDinghat

I think I'd rather buy it instead of installing the Epic Launcher thanks all the same.

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Pyrosa

@mrdinghat: LOL

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kdad64

@Pyrosa: 😂😂😂

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meedokicky

Transistor is an awesome game!

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Pyrosa

Transistor, much like Bastion, is a MUST-PLAY.

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Midna

Transistor is really good!

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lonesamurai00

They're worth billions and yet they give away cheap little indie games, Humble Bundle does the free thing much better.

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UltimateBastard

@lonesamurai00: Transistor is a highly rated game. Been meaning to play it for a while now and with more than 23,000 reviews on Steam and more than 22,000 of them positive I'm definitely not going to complain about getting it for free. I've no love for Epic exclusive BS but there it is.

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lonesamurai00

@UltimateBastard: Sure, but you have to install that software on your PC to play those games, and that is just one more altogether separate problem from the games exclusivity issue.

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nedrith

@lonesamurai00: Indie Games, yes. Cheap and little nope. Slime rancher had a lot more going for it then you would think at first. Subnautica is a rather large survival game. Witness is a pretty fantastic puzzle game. Transistor is a rather popular game. Next appears to be World of Goo which is again pretty popular.

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NSA_Protocol44

Thanks for the free games, now back to Steam.