Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs & Kingdom New Lands are free on the Epic Games Store from 15th October 2020! Before you pick them up, here’s what I think about them.
Here are the games currently free of charge on the Epic Games Store. These are typically only around for a week, so if you see anything you like the look of you’d better move fast before they disappear!
Epic Games Store: Free Games – 15th October 2020
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
The Amnesia games are very well-respected when it comes to horror games. And I’ll admit that they do have a very strong atmosphere. Everything feels incredibly tense and unnerving. It doesn’t rely on jump scares, which I find are used too much as a cheap scare tactic. Unfortunately the first Amnesia had something about it that caused motion sickness in me so I couldn’t play more than a couple of hours. I don’t know if Machine for Pigs is the same, but I’d need to be very careful if I was going to play it.
Kingdom New Lands
I really loved Kingdom when I played it. It’s a truly beautiful game, with a pixel art quality I hadn’t seen before. I went into it thinking it was a city-builder though, which was wrong. It’s more survival. So it felt like there was a “correct” way to play, which I wasn’t prepared for. But that was a “me problem”and I still enjoyed playing it. I haven’t played New Lands, but if it can keep the same feel then I’d love to go back and give it a shot!
Where to Get Your Free Games
To claim your free games, load up the Epic Games Store app or log in to their website. Once you’ve claimed them, they’ll be available in your account forever and you can play them any time!
Click this link to see the full archive of every game that has been given away on the EGS!