Free Games on EGS: 28th January 2021

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Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition is free on the Epic Games Store from 28th January 2021! Before you pick it up, here’s what I think about it.

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 – 28th January 2021

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition

Dandara: Trials of Fear looks pretty awesome. Metroidvanias (ugh) are a pretty neat genre at the best of times, and Dandara looks like a good one. Unlike its genre stablemates, Dandara is about defying gravity and getting around the levels using a grappling hook. Grappling hooks are always cool. That’s just a fact. The limitation comes in where you can only stand (or grapple onto) specific parts of the level, meaning that even just the act of navigating can be a puzzle in itself. The Trials of Fear Edition adds a new area and new enemies, as well as some general quality of life stuff that the original version needed.

Once again this is a game I haven’t actually played yet, so I can’t say for sure whether its as good as the 87% of Steam users claim. But what I can say is that the map rotates around sometimes in a way that totally reminds me of Mode 7 on the SNES. That’s me sold right away.

But Flinthook also has grappling hooks and I didn’t enjoy that one so much. I had high hopes and it let me down. Beautiful, but I didn’t find the core gameplay loop fun when I first played it. Couple of years ago, mind, so maybe I should go back.

So I guess maybe my advice is to not let yourself get misled by grappling hooks. That’s a life lesson right there.


Where to Get Your Free Games

To claim your free games, load up the Epic Games Store app or go to their website. Once you’ve claimed them, they’ll be available in your account forever and you can play them any time!

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