Zombies, demons and… music? This week’s free rotation on the Epic Games Store is an odd mix-up, that’s for certain. You know the drill by now – from at the moment till subsequent Thursday, World War Z, Tormentor X Punisher and Figment are free to maintain without end over on Epic. Once Thursday rolls by, it’s again to full worth they go, changed in form by Gone Home and Hob.
World War Z’s a little bit of a shock, having not proven up in final week’s preview of upcoming free video games. It’s an completely weird factor, resurrecting an already well-buried flick to border its Left 4 Dead-style horde blasting.
It may not be anyplace close to as charming as Valve’s shambling traditional, however Saber Interactive blended issues up with courses, persistent development, and a narrative that has the freedom to discover zombie-infested hellholes throughout the globe. Get a couple of buddies in, and I’m certain it’ll be a blast.
Tormentor X Punisher, in the meantime, was as soon as described as “the Doom box-art come to life” by departed RPS-er Adam Smith. It’s a brutal, arcade distillation of that recreation’s pleasant bloodshed in a top-down twin-stick. Rounds are brief and bloody, kiting enemies ’til one slips your grasp, and utilizing obtuse ways to trick-up your weapons and multipliers. A jolly good score-chaser, that.
Figment, the outlier, doesn’t have any gore in anyway. Or, no less than, I feel it doesn’t. Instead, Figment is an odd, surrealist journey that appears as if somebody turned storytelling board-game Dixit right into a digital dreamscape – one the place visuals and music are intertwined in pleasant concord. Here as soon as once more is RPS departee Adam describing it thus:
“The isometric world is beautiful but it’s the way the scenery comes alive as you explore that really makes it shine. Almost all of the elements that make up the world bounce or sway and start to add to the soundtrack as you approach them. It’s a dynamic score that is visualised in the world as it plays, and I adore it.”
There you go. Something charming to select you up after wiping gore off your boots.
All three are yours to select up and preserve without end (or nevertheless lengthy “forever” is in digital storefront phrases) over on the Epic Games Store. Next Thursday, they’ll get replaced by two new video games – Fullbright’s breakout empty home explorer Gone Home and Runic Games’ action-adventure swan track Hob.