PC gaming has its benefits, including fast loading speeds, ray tracing, and higher graphical fidelity than even the newest consoles. But the most standout among them? Free games. Sure you can get some titles every month on consoles, but the Epic Games Store offers two free titles to its users every week. Previously, the service has given users free copies of Star Wars: Battlefront II and Torchlight II. This week’s offerings from the Epic Games Store are For The King and Metro Last Light: Redux.
Of these two titles, For The King is likely the one you’ve never heard of. This 2018 indie title from IronOak Games is a blend of genres. It mixes run-based combat with roguelike mechanics. In addition, it features procedurally generated maps, events, and even quests. Players take their party of adventurers across the land of Farhul in a quest to, of course, save the kingdom. Who would’ve guessed? The real unique premise here is that the game is a turn-based rogue-lite. To put it another way, imagine Darkest Dungeon without the dark part as For The King certainly brings more colorful charm.
The second surprise offering is the previously stated Metro Last Light: Redux. Developed by 4A Games, this entry in the Metro franchise is the sequel to Metro: 2033. If you’re familiar with the Metro series, nothing in Last Light should surprise you. It features more of the terrifying, frozen ruins of Moscow and the subterranean world beneath it. The “Redux” part of the game’s name only refers to its updated visuals, which hold up to this day. If you managed to grab Metro 2033: Redux from the Epic Games Store for free before, be sure to now get the sequel.
Where to get your free Epic Games Store titles
As with all of its weekly titles, Metro Last Light: Redux and For The King are free on the Epic Games Store for, well, a week. Folks with an account just need to go to the store’s front page, finish a couple of transactions, and bang, they’ve got two new games. One of the games for next week is also being shown already, Halcyon 6.