2 new free games now, next week with the strategy legend

from Thilo Bayer
There are two new free games on the Epic Games Store and next week there will be two free titles again. With XCOM 2, a strategy legend enters the catalogue.

Epic Games has at least one free game available every week, most recently there were even two titles. We present the games currently in force and the games planned for the next week.

This Week: Rogue Legacy and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

As of now there are two free games like last week. 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 celebrated 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 an astonishing 88 percent, but there are also some critical voices who are annoyed by the gameplay, the puzzles, and the interactivity.

Next week: Unbeatable and XCOM 2

Also from 14.04. there are two titles again, at least that’s what the public roadmap says. Let’s start with Unbeatable. The unusual rogue-lite game is only a year old and has an impressive user rating on its competitor Steam: 89 percent approval from just over 300 reviewers. Unsurpassed is a roguelike adventure where the player has to overcome huge mountains. Thanks to the procedurally generated environment, no two uploads are the same. Different characters have different abilities, in the end there are three mountains to conquer. It definitely looks very promising.

Next week will also release XCOM 2, which doesn’t need to be introduced in more detail due to its popularity. XCOM 2 is the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the award-winning 2012 strategy game. It was released on February 4, 2016 and has 55,000 user ratings on Steam with an approval rating of 84 percent. XCOM 2 is at least free to play because there is some DLC that can be brought to the interested party via the free base game. In any case, we look forward to this offer.

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