The Fall is free on the Epic Games Store from 18th March 2021! Before you pick it up, here’s what I think about this puzzler from 2014.
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 – 18th March 2021
The Fall is an interesting, atmospheric game that’s a little bit puzzle, a little bit point-and-click and a little bit Metroid. In it, you play an AI in a fancy tech suit trying to escape from a facility being controlled by a corrupted Administrator AI. If that sounds a bit like it could be Portal, then you’re probably not entirely wrong. But I feel like it puzzle games, the story can happily take second place if the puzzles are well constructed – and by all accounts, The Fall gets that right.
I haven’t played this one, but it got reviews in the 70s when it released and was awarded Best Story by GiantBomb. That said, it’s another game that’s closing in on 10 years old at this point. The sequel (The Fall Part 2: Unbound) was released in 2018 and the final installment of the trilogy is still pending. It makes me wonder if maybe that’s due soon in the EGS and that’s why they’re reminding people that it exists.
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!