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Epic Games Thursday (8/13/20)

Posted on August 14, 2020 by Sergio

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Hello PC gamers, it’s Thursday once again. Two new games from Epic Games Store are free this week. Unlike last week, there doesn’t seem to be dominant theme for this one, other than… exploration perhaps? You can be the judge (these games are free for this week after all, so what do you have to lose by downloading them?).

Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person shooter game in which you have to travel through alternate dimensions and other realms for humanity’s survival. “Dynamically-generated” worlds change each time you play through them as well as “creating new maps, enemy encounters, quest opportunities, and in-world events”. Either you adapt through these changes or you die. You can also play co-op with two other players. Rated M.

The Alto Collection is two games in one: Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey, which focus on snowboarding and sandboarding, respectively. They’re both handcrafted-style games in which you explore ancient wastelands and forgotten ruins through, again, either snowboarding or sandboarding. Alto’s Adventure was originally release for the PC and mobile devices while Alto’s Odyssey was only for mobile. But thanks to the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, The Alto Collection has full controller support. Rated E.

While Remnant: From the Ashes is primarily a third-person shooter, one can make the argument that it is an exploration game with its ever-changing worlds and scavenging for items to survive. The Alto Collection definitely relies on exploration to discover what “lies beyond the horizon”. Again, you be the judge.

Remember: Remnant: From the Ashes and The Alto Collection are free on the Epic Games Store for this week only (offer ends on August 20, 2020), so no excuses on missing out these games.

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Currently attending Mt. SAC for a certificate in Video Game Design. Really enjoy old school games. "Part-time" writer, forever gamer.