The Epic Video games Retailer has been making a gift of video games for a couple of years, and to be frank it is grown just a little mundane. Nevertheless it nonetheless places up some actual bangers now and again, and at the moment is a kind of days: Prey, Arkane’s completely unbelievable sci-fi shooter from 2017, is free for the taking, all week lengthy.
I could also be biased right here, as a result of I appreciated Prey loads—sufficient that I’d in all probability (no, undoubtedly) have reversed the digits in our 79% review—however in my eyes, this isn’t one to be missed. It is an impressive mix of motion, stealth, and powers, in a narrative that takes some genuinely sudden twists. All instructed, it is “a compelling, lovely immersive sim,” and should you all of the sudden end up with a gaping gap in your gaming schedule—for, you already know, whatever reason that is perhaps—this might be a good way to fill it.
This truly is not the primary time Prey has gone free on Epic: It was beforehand up for grabs on December 25, 2021. However that was a one-day-only factor, and naturally being on Christmas it was simple to overlook. This time round you’ve got bought an entire week to snag it. (And thus, no excuse to not.)
And it isn’t simply Prey that is free for the week. Jotun: Valhalla Edition, the attractive hand-drawn sport about killing Norse titans and incomes a ticket to Valhalla can also be within the combine, as is Redout: Enhanced Edition, a high-speed hovercraft racing sport. Prey all by itself is an enormous get, however coupled with a pair of strong backups, I nearly really feel like Epic is making an attempt to spoil me.
One other attention-grabbing little twist amidst all that is that subsequent week’s free sport is a thriller. Actually.
This too just isn’t unprecedented, and actually Epic has had Could thriller freebies over the previous couple of years which have turned out to be NBA 2K212 and Grand Theft Auto 5. Provided that, I feel we are able to moderately count on one thing huge from subsequent week’s giveaway too.