Epic Games -- via the Epic Games Store -- has made two new games free. As of today, and until next Thursday, all Epic Games Store users can download both Enter the Gungeon and God's Trigger for free. That's it. There are no strings attached, other than the caveat that the games have to be downloaded before August 27, 11:00 a.m. EST. Once downloaded, the games are yours to keep forever. And unlike some other similar services -- like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold -- there's no barrier to entry. All you need is an Epic Games Store account, which costs nothing. That's it. And as long as you maintain this account, you can play the downloaded games whenever you'd like.
As for the games, God's Trigger, which is normally $15, debuted last year via developer One More Level and publisher Techland, the latter best known for Dying Light. Upon release, the game was received pretty warmly, garnering a 75 on Metacritic.
Meanwhile, Enter the Gungeon is one of the most popular "indie" games of the generation that hit back in 2016 via developer Dodge Roll and publisher Devolver Digital. Upon release, it landed, on PC, at a very solid 84 on Metacritic.
Below, you can read more about both games, as well as check out trailers for each:
Description: "When an Angel and a Demon team up to kill their way into Heaven and stop the apocalypse, bullets will fly and blood will be shed. Play solo or in with a friend and burst through a room in a matter seconds killing enemies with a bucketload of weapons, special abilities, and melee options in a show of blood and explosions!"prevnext
Enter the Gungeon
Description: "Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past. Select a hero [or team up in co-op] and battle your way to the bottom of the Gungeon by surviving a challenging and evolving series of floors filled with the dangerously adorable Gundead and fearsome Gungeon bosses armed to the teeth. Gather precious loot, discover hidden secrets, and chat with opportunistic merchants and shopkeepers to purchase powerful items to gain an edge."prev