Free Games on EGS: 13th May 2021

Epic Games Store - What's Free Now?

The Lion’s Song is the free game on the Epic Games Store from 13th May 2021! Is it worth playing? Here’s what I think!
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 – 13th May 2021

The Lion’s Song

I can’t tell whether the version of The Lion’s Song on EGS is going to be the full mini-series or just the first chapter, so bear with me. Either way, it’s a heavily stylised adventure game (that makes me think of early 90s point and clicks, but apparently it’s not?) where your conversation choices have a real affect on the story. This is good stuff, and I don’t think enough games use that kind of unavoidable consequence mechanic. Plenty of games have a story effect based on your gameplay choices, but I’d like to see more games where the entire game world can change because of a decision you choose to make. It would be a lot of work, but it would be an amazing way to bump up replayability without feeling like you’re being forced to grind through content.

The first chapter focuses on a composer at a breakthrough point in her career. But beyond that I’m not going to spoil it for you – or for myself!


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!