Absolute Drift and Rage 2 are free on the Epic Games Store from 18th 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 – 18th February 2021
Regular viewers of mine will already know that I really loved Absolute Drift when it came out in… 2015? It was almost 6 years ago? Jeez. But yes, I enjoyed it a lot. A minimalist graphical style, almost papercraft in appearance, with a soundtrack that slaps and plenty of cars to skid around. It’s an open world but in order to reach certain areas you need to complete challenges – things like drifting around obstacles or jumping over buildings. The driving physics are a bit too slippy for anything other than drifting, but Absolute Drift knows exactly what it is and doesn’t try to be anything else. I also love the follow-up from Funselektor – Art of Rally.
I’m not gonna lie. Rage is one of these games that I’d definitely have played if someone gave it to me, but not one that I really know anything about. It’s a joint project between id Software and Avalanche Studios, developer of current channel favourite Generation Zero. Open world, apocalypse, FPS, so far so standard. But that’s not neccesarily a bad thing. The Apex engine (Gen Zero and Second Extinction both use it) is beautiful – I’d encourage you to watch my Gen Zero series to see some examples of the lighting.
And sometimes it’s just nice to turn off your brain and shoot some stuff 😀
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!