We’ve missed the Thursday mark, however there’s nonetheless time to snag some free video games over on Epic’s cabinets. This week, the home of Sweeney are freely giving The Stanley Parable and Watch Dogs. One is a sprawling, meta-textual comedy narrative about management and the character of tales themselves. The different has a bloke with a neat cap. You’ve bought till subsequent Thursday to seize ’em at no cost, at which period they’ll get replaced by Figment and Tormentor X Punisher.
Developed by Davey Wreden and William Pugh, The Stanley Parable is a tangled net of jokes, endings, meta-commentary and non-euclidean workplace structure masquerading as a strolling simulator. Not to be confused with The Stanley Parable (Wreden’s unique Half-Life 2 mod) or The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe (a polished-up re-release from Pugh’s studio Crows Crows Crows, attributable to launch later this yr), The Stanley Parable continues to be riotously humorous even seven years on.
Hell, Nathan Greyson’s The Stanley Parable overview is an all-timer, too. In lieu of dropping a pleasant wordy quote right here, I’ll allow you to click on over and take it in for your self. Enjoy.
Watch Dogs the primary is definitely a videogame from Ubisoft, as Graham wrote in his Watch Dogs overview. Hailing from peak fatigue with Ubi’s open-world tower climbers, it had some neat concepts concerning hackable environments. But it’s truthfully arduous to advocate Aiden “Iconic” Pearce’s Chicago slog over the decisively higher Watch Dogs 2, which delivered a extra joyful journey regarding an endearingly dorky gang of zoomers.
But hey, it’s a free little digital Chicago to discover – one that usually satisfied Graham that Watch Dogs was, maybe, “too expensive to hate”. That alone could be value a obtain. Just don’t anticipate an exciting recreation behind the artwork.
Both are free to maintain ceaselessly till subsequent Thursday, at which level the nice wheel of freebies ticks over as soon as once more. Your free video games subsequent week are sinister surrealist symphony Figment, and metallic as fuck top-down demon blaster Tormentor X Punisher.
Disclosure: I’m pretty chummy with the oldsters over at Crows Crows Crows, together with The Stanley Parable co-creator William Pugh. I’ve but to befriend an actual crow. It’ll occur.