Every week, every Thursday, the Epic Games Store renews its games offered. One or more titles, sometimes in-game content, are offered to anyone with an Epic Games account. A significant cost for the competitor of Steam who seeks to retain as many players as possible. And this week, the weekly batch is unmissable.
2 games offered this Thursday, April 14
After Rogue Legacy and The Vanishing of Ethan Cartertwo excellent games available since last Thursday, April 7, now the Epic Games Store will allow its users to get their hands on two new titles: XCOM 2 and Insurmountable. The first is one of the best turn-based tactics games ever developed while the second is a solo adventure where you have to climb huge mountains. Two games available from this Thursday, April 14, 5 p.m., until Thursday, April 21, 5 p.m. Games that are sure to occupy your next evenings.
Released in February 2016, XCOM 2 is THE benchmark for turn-based tactics. The player has the title of commander and finds himself at the head of a base of rebels, twenty years after the leaders of the world accepted the unconditional surrender before the extraterrestrial forces and that XCOM, the last line of defense of the planet , was decimated. The player therefore finds himself operating from the shadows while, on the surface, the new rulers of the Earth erect splendid cities under the pretext of a lasting peace. Only, a sinister project aims to destroy all opposition to the regime.
To thwart their plans, you are at the head of a team of soldiers from different countries, different classes and above all, fully customizable. It’s up to you to choose where you will strike, knowing that civilians risk being targeted by extraterrestrial forces. Five classes available, a skill tree dedicated to each class, carry out your tactical operations as you wish, whether you are a fan of ambushes or rather lightning and explosive operations. A varied bestiary awaits you and will require good management of your soldiers, especially since their deaths are final.
Each mission can therefore sign the end of your game. It’s up to you to advance cautiously in the extraterrestrial infrastructures to manage to thwart the secret projects of the new rulers of the Earth. An excellent game that quickly seduced fans of the genre. And if you want to prolong the pleasure, know that the extension War of the Chosen increases the lifespan of the game.
XCOM 2 is available until April 21, 5 p.m., right there.
Rather than strapping on your boots and equipping your grappling hooks to tackle the conquest of Everest, opt for a refreshing adventure with Insurmountable. In this game, you play as a lone climber who seeks to climb the highest peaks in the world. It’s up to you to make the right decisions to survive in this hostile environment. The road will be long to reach the summit and you will have to be careful not to be surprised by the many dangers that will complicate your ascent.
Each climb is unique and each climber has their own skills. Dynamic weather, day/night cycle, random events and above all, final death, enough to promise a surprising adventure to those who would like to try their luck. During the entire climb, you will have to keep an eye on your character’s vital parameters, while exploring caves and other ruins to recover equipment from previous climbers. Each mountain is randomly generated, which also offers great replayability.
Insurmountable is available until April 21, 5 p.m., right there.
CAUTION, REMEMBER DOUBLE AUTHENTICATION
A quick reminder for those who might need it: you may experience issues getting the game from the Epic Games Store. In this case, don’t worry: all you have to do is look at the side of double identification. See the procedure to follow, step by step:
- Sign into your account on the Epic Games Store website and go to settings
- Click on the “Password and security” tab
- Enable two-factor authentication
- Choose between authentication or email or SMS authentication depending on your preferences
As for the next free game from the Epic Games Store, its identity will be revealed later today.