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Last Chance To Grab These 2 Free Games
These free PC games are worth grabbing.
Another round of PC games are free for Epic Games Store users this week, and they're good ones. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is free to claim now, and because it's an M-rated game that may be blocked behind parental control settings for some players, Epic is also giving away Hyper Light Drifter. To claim the free games, all you need is a free Epic account if you don't already have one. Once you add the games to your account, they're yours to keep.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden places you in a post-apocalyptic world where nature has taken over the earth and only mutants are left to scavenge and survive. Together with your team of mutants, you'll explore the fallen world, using stealth and turn-based, tactical combat to take down enemies. The game earned a 9/10 in our Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden review.
"Juggling all the demands of combat, from patiently surveying the field beforehand through to learning how to best counter each enemy type and improvising a new strategy when it all goes horribly wrong, make for an immensely satisfying tactical experience," wrote critic David Wildgoose.
An action-adventure RPG influenced by 16-bit classics and Studio Ghibli films, Hyper Light Drifter follows a character known as the Drifter, who wields an energy sword and utilizes other special abilities to defeat monsters. Similar to Journey, there's no dialogue; the story is conveyed more through visuals and music. The game also earned a 9/10 in GameSpot's Hyper Light Drifter review.
"Hyper Light Drifter's setting is so beautiful, so haunting, that I long to know all I can about it," wrote Kevin VanOrd. "I wish to hear the stories its citizens tell of the world it once was, and the one it might become. I want to hear the music that they sing, and see the places they have been. As stunning as it is, Hyper Light Drifter's greatest triumph isn't in the story that it tells, but in the stories that it doesn't. I don't know this place's entire history, but its desolate elegance inspires me to fill in the gaps myself."
Both Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and Hyper Light Drifter will be free to claim from Epic until Thursday, August 22, when they'll be replaced by Epic's next freebie, Gomez.
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