It’s Thursday, and that means it’s free PC game day over at the Epic Games Store! Every week, Epic Games offers one (and sometimes more) free games, from indie greats to AAA titles that will blow your socks off. This week, you can already grab Brothers—A Tale of Two Sons, but next week’s game has already been revealed. Brothers—A Tale of Two Sons will be free February 17th to 24th, 2022.
An epic and emotional fairy tale adventure brought to you by the film director and video game designer Josef Fares, the mind behind It Takes Two, Brothers—A Tale of Two Sons is a wonderful exploration of storytelling and adventure-puzzle gaming.
Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumbstick.
A man, clinging to life. His two sons, desperate to cure their ailing father, are left with but one option. They must set out upon a journey to find and bring back the "Water of Life" as they come to rely on one another to survive. One must be strong where the other is weak, brave where the other is fearful, they must be... Brothers.
This is one journey you will never forget.
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This is one of the most cinematic-feeling games I played back in the 2010s, and it remains a favorite of mine.
As one reviewer on IMDB says: This is an imaginative, beautiful experience that really moved me. Set in a fictional land, players experience controlling two characters as they set off on an adventure to save their sick father. With all the elements of a great adventure, the controls are simple yet constantly changing. The story is communicated visually using few words, which makes the game available to people of every language. A creative way to show that words aren't needed to communicate even the deepest of human emotions. Downloaded as part of the Gold package for Xbox, I found myself moved by the story, the game play, simple yet requires problem-solving skills. I can't recommend this game enough to those who are driven by great story. Seriously would make an incredible epic live action film, hint, hint. Easily turned into a trilogy. I hope to see more from you guys!
Everything he learned during his work on Brothers comes to life in a whole new way in It Takes Two, the 2021 award-winning game by Josef Fares and Hazelight studios.
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Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op. Invite a friend to join for free with Friend’s Pass* and work together across a huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Together, trapped in a fantastical world where the unpredictable hides around every corner, they are reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship.
The Epic Games Store has been around for a while, the lesser-known alternative to Steam, the nearly-ubiquitous platform for game purchases since it launched in 2003. But, where Steam originally existed and launched to promote Valve games, Epic Games Store launched in 2018 and quickly rose to success on the Fortnite franchise. At the time of Epic’s launch, Steam took a dramatic 30% cut from the sales of video games through their platform! This hurt both game designers and users, just wasn’t very nice. But the folks behind Epic realized something excellent: they could take a much lower cut and still have a profitable business. This led them to fast domination of the indie market, as small publishers flocked to the far better terms offered by Epic.
Epic Games Store offers some seriously incredible discounts on a regular basis, in addition to all the normal discounts one would expect on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the usual holidays. But the most exciting is their weekly free game or add-on, which simply harpoons all competitors.
When I first heard about this free game, I thought that can’t be real. They must only offer tiny indie games.Not at all, dear reader. Not. At. All. Epic frequently lists unbelievable A-lister games on their weekly deal, as well as sometimes offer two free games instead of one. In addition, just because a studio is smaller doesn’t mean the games it makes aren’t impressive. I’ve picked up some of my favorite new games, for free, from this platform, and most of them have been made by smaller studios (or as side-projects for teams from big studios).