Epic Game Store Releases Latest Collection Of Free Games For A Limited Time

Epic Game Store Releases Latest Collection Of Free Games For A Limited Time
Credit: Ruiner via Steam

Every week, the Epic Game Store releases two free games. Last week, the digital game storefront offered SOMA and Costume Quest.

The newest free games were released on November 7: Nuclear Throne and Ruiner. Both are action-packed games, but one is appropriate for all while the other is for more mature audiences.

From the official sale page: “Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not ‘the final hope of humanity’ post-apocalyptic, but ‘humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world’ post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities. All these things and more you could do if only you were good at this game. Can you reach the Nuclear Throne?”

Vlambeer’s Nuclear Throne was initially released on December 15, 2015, and is rated Everyone 10+.

Reikon Games’ futuristic “story-driven” action game Ruiner is a title rated for Mature players 17+. Players take control of a “wired psychopath” who fights against a corrupt system to find his abducted brother. His friend, a hacker, guides him along the way.

The title also contains a notable soundtrack featuring the music of Sidewalks & Skeletons, Zamilska, Antigone & Francois X, DJ Alina, and famed anime composer Susumu Hirasawa, who worked on the anime series Paprika, Millennium Actress, and more.

Ruiner was previously published in September 2017 by Devolver Digital on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

For those new to Epic Games Store, gamers must create a free account to make a purchase. Games are then installed through the Epic Game Store launcher.

Gamers simply add the item to their cart and purchase it without having to make an additional purchase. Players won’t have to input any payment credentials but will receive a receipt for their free product via email. From there, players can install their games from the launcher.

The Epic Games Store is a competitor in the digital platform world, along with Steam and Origin. The store offers developers more payment for their hard work, but this comes with a consequence for gamers. New titles often have a period of exclusivity on the platform before they can sell their PC games digitally elsewhere.

Nuclear Throne and Ruiner are currently available free from the Epic Game Store until November 14. The next free title is The Messenger, available from November 14-21.