For The King and Metro: Last Light are free on the Epic Games Store from 4th February 2021! 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 – 4th February 2021
For The King
Previously free on 23rd April 2020.
For the King is a procedurally-generated (rogue-like/rogue-lite) RPG and strategy game that has a cool papercraft art style. I played a little bit of it on Steam and I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. I wanted to, and the mechanics work well enough, so I’m not sure why it didn’t grab me. It has an 87% positive rating on Steam though, so maybe I just got bad RNG or something!
Metro: Last Light Redux
The Metro games are really well-regarded across the world. I couldn’t play the original 2033 when it came out because my PC wasn’t up to it. I really want to go back to it at some point. Last Light is the second game in the series and it takes what made the original great and refined some of the features. It gave you options for taking either a stealthy or loud approach to combat encounters, which wasn’t viable in Metro 2033. Some people criticised it for making things a bit too easy, but that’s the kind of feature I appreciate (because I’m not good at sneaking).
The Redux version contains all of the DLC as well as remastered graphics – which is pretty good for a game that was only a couple of years old at the time.
I’m sure I’ll get to play through the entire Metro saga at some point. Maybe…
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!
Click this link to see the full archive of every game that has been given away on the EGS!