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Metro Last Light Redux and For the King free on Epic

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After last month’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 hype, we are treated once again to free games courtesy of the Epic Games Store.

This week, they have featured Metro Last Light Redux, which is an atmospheric shooter game and a 4X fast-paced strategy game For The King. 

We’ll take a look at what to expect from these free titles and for those who didn’t get the memo on For The King going free last year, now is your chance to get it again this year.

Metro Last Light Redux

The game is set in the year 2034 beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow. The players are immersed in the tunnels of the Metro where they will meet different factions and mutants along the way.

Metro Last Light Redux is the definitive version of the critically acclaimed Metro: Last Light. This game includes all previously released DLC worth an additional 10 hours of single-player content from its solo campaign. 

Additionally, those who have played its previous predecessor Metro 2033 will notice a new campaign experience as Last Light introduces new play styles Spartan and Survival. Ranger mode also returns for added hardcore difficulty.

Feel free to check out some gameplay here if dark, atmospheric shooters interest you.

For The King

A rogue-like RPG that came out in Steam Early Access last April 2019, this turn-based strategy game is making another free comeback on Epic Games.

The story is set in the peaceful kingdom of Fahrul. You learn that the king has been murdered by an unknown assassin and the queen has dispatched the citizens of the land to rise up and help quell the tide of impending doom. 

The game’s design is inspired by tabletop and it might be more fun to play it with friends. But if you want a more challenging route, you can always play single-player. The character’s box art will also remind you a bit of Runescape back in the days.

A blend of strategy and JRPG combat, every game is also unique through procedural maps, quests, and events. Survive the onslaught of wicked creatures and try to put an end to the Chaos that has unfolded in Fahrul.

Get both of these games for free until February 12 before Epic Games refreshes their rotation of free games in the next weeks to come.


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