We will all need to stay indoors for a while longer, but that doesn’t mean we need to be bored doing it. Plenty of companies have done their part to help us pass the time, and Epic Games is just one of them. Over at the Epic Games Store, the free games continue to flow, and this week sees two more dropped to $0. You can download 2016’s Crashlands from Butterscotch Shenanigans as well as Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent for free from now until May 7. Following that, the adorable death simulator Death Coming will go for free until May 14.
Craft while you roleplay
In Crashlands, players become Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker whose latest shipment gets derailed by a chin-strapped alien menace named Hewgodooko. This, unfortunately, leaves you stranded on an alien planet. Not only are you hustling to get your packages back, but you soon find yourself at the center of a nefarious plot for world domination. You’ll pick up recipes from the local wildlife, make new friends, seek out secrets, and defeat formidable bosses. It’s time to tame everything and build yourself a home on the planet Woanope.
With RPG-style progression, skill-based combat, and an expansive crafting system, Crashlands can easily satisfy your action-adventure needs with a dash of base building thrown in.
If horror is more your thing, Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent will be right up your alley. Featuring first-person survival horror, you’ll step into the shoes of Daniel as he awakens in a desolate castle. Remembering little, you must explore the eerie pathways and try to survive both your inner and real demons. Explore, experience, and survive a dangerous world where threats lie behind every corner. Hide, run, or use your wits – it’s all up to you.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent simply asks one question: do you have what it takes to survive?