There are two new free games on the Epic Games Store and there will also be two free titles next week. Included with Total War Warhammer is a well-known title.
Epic Games has at least one free game available every week, and that’s not changing any time soon. This week and next there are even two titles each. We present the free gifts.
This week: City of Brass and TW Warhammer
From now until April 7 there are two free games. Game #1, City of Brass, is billed as an “Arabian Nights-inspired first-person action adventure by the senior developers at Bioshock.” Ratings are decent at 78 percent, the game originally dates from May 4, 2018. That’s what it’s all about: “The rhythmic interplay of sword and whip is carefully timed, with running, ducking, pushing, jumping, and dashing to give movement and hand-to-hand combat a fluid, balanced and natural feel”.
Game number 2 is pretty heavy as Total War: Warhammer does the honors. The real-time strategy game from Creative Assembly and Sega was originally released on May 24, 2016 and has been expanded with many DLCs. In this sense, the base game as a gift is a good starting point to sell one or the other DLC. Over 29,000 ratings on competing platform Steam is an impressive number, with a long-term approval rating of 78 percent.
Next week: Rogue Legacy and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Starting April 7 there will also be two free games. Rogue Legacy should be familiar to some Rogue Lite fans. The title, which now has a successor, was originally released on July 27, 2013 and is celebrating on competing platform Steam with 93 percent of over 14,500 reviews. Rogue Legacy is “a light version of the roguelike game where anyone can be a hero. Every time you die, your child takes your place. Every child is unique. One can be colorblind or scared of heights, maybe there’s a little too a”.
Next week’s game number 2 is something of a surprise. The Astronauts’ The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was only released as a free title in late 2021, but at the time as part of a 24-hour giveaway campaign. Perhaps Epic thought this highly recommended game deserved a second chance because not everyone responded so quickly to the free offer. If we look at user approval on Steam, the mystery game comes in at a whopping 88 percent, but there are also some critical voices who are annoyed by the gameplay, the puzzles, and the interactivity.