Free Games on EGS: 21st October 2021

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Among The Sleep is free on the Epic Games Store from 21st October 2021! Here’s what I think about that!

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 – 21st October 2021

Among The Sleep – Enhanced Edition

Nothing says Spooktober quite like a bunch of scary games being given away all month! Among the Sleep is one of those horror games, and the Enhanced Edition comes with updated visuals to give it a more modern look. Although I haven’t played it yet, judging by what I’ve read (spoiler free) it doesn’t rely too much on my least favourite horror game tropes – namely instant fail stealth sections and stupid jump scares.

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t get on well with stealth, and there’s nothing in a game that annoys me more than immediate failure or death when you get discovered. I get it, you’re supposed to be scared and feel vulnerable, but I’d much prefer to have a chance to escape and fix my problems to give it another shot. And jump scares are just cheap.

Among the Sleep seems to fit more into the psychological horror style, which is way more my style. Creep me the hell out for the full experience, don’t just make me jump and then move on.

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!