If you’re a gamer — or just visit the Cheapskate pages occasionally — you probably know that Epic Games gives away at least one free game each Thursday. This week, Epic has lined up a pair of games that’ll tickle two different parts of your gaming brain. Remnant: From the Ashes is a hot action shooter with a co-op mode; The Alto Collection is an endless runner-style title that comprises two different games in one: Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey.
As always, once you download any or all of these games they are yours to keep forever, but you’ll have to lay claim before Thursday, Aug. 20. That’s when they’re replaced by Enter the Gungeon and God’s Trigger.
As an aside, if you came here looking for A Total War Saga: Troy, sorry — you missed that train. As promised, the game was free for 24 hours only and went back to full price Friday morning.
The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to retake what was lost. That’s the premise of this third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures.
Our friends at GameSpot said this: “For the most part, the experiment is a success, resulting in deeply satisfying combat against creative and challenging enemies.” You can read an in-depth review of Remnant: From the Ashes from our friends at GameSpot.
Try your hand at a charming single-player adventure game. Across the endless desert and atop an alpine expanse two journeys await, full of procedurally generated courses for snowboarding or sandboarding adventures.
This article is updated regularly with the current week’s free games.
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