The Latest Free Game From The Epic Store Is Available Now
The Epic Games Store launched its first storewide sale today, and to mark the occasion, Epic is converting its biweekly game giveaways to weekly now through June 13, the duration of the Mega Sale. Starting today, Stories Untold is the newest free game you can claim from the Epic Store, and while you’ll still have two weeks to claim it as usual, another freebie will be available starting next Thursday, May 30. To claim Epic’s game giveaways, all you need is a free Epic account.
Stories Untold is a genre-mixing anthology of four stories that bring in elements of psychological horror, sci-fi, suspense, and 80s retro nostalgia set to a synthwave soundtrack. Released in 2017, the game incorporates classic text adventure, point-and-click puzzle-solving, and other types of gameplay in each episode, which come together in a mysterious, yet cohesive package. Its unsettling commentary on technology is very Black Mirror-esque, if you’re into that type of thing.
“This is a unique package with a strong sense of identity, one that finds a new, exciting way to weaponize nostalgia,” wrote critic James O’Connor in GameSpot’s Stories Untold review. “Just know that you might not look at the old Spectrum or Commodore 64 you’ve got packed away in the attic quite the same way again after playing.”
Rime, a puzzle-adventure set on a mysterious island, is the next free game on Epic’s docket and will become available to download and keep starting next Thursday, May 23. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the deals going on in the Epic Store right now. Not only are many PC games discounted, but Epic is also offering an additional $10 off any game over $15, including pre-orders on games like Borderlands 3. If you’ve purchased from the Epic Store in the past two weeks, you’ll receive a refund for the difference between what you paid and the sale price, and if you’ve pre-ordered a game from them over $15, you’ll be refunded $10 sometime in the next two weeks.