The Epic Games Store Free game for April 21st proves it’s on a hot streak

It seems Epic Games Store went into April and decided to turn everything upside down. For those who are aware of free games on the Epic Games Store, it is quite obvious that the service usually focuses on smaller titles. This is a good thing as it often gives players games that they would not have bought normally and someone is required to love them.

But the Epic Games Store has shaken it up a bit. Epic Games Store seems to follow an old PS Plus pattern from a few years ago by offering a larger game and a smaller, more niche game. The pattern works because it has the wow factor of a “big” game, but also a second of attraction that may have flown under the radar. With Epic Games Store’s free play on April 21, this trend seems to be continuing and strengthening Epic Games Store’s current hot streak.

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On April 21, players will be able to access Amnesia: Rebirth and Riverbond. Amnesia: Rebirth is a strong sequel to a beloved horror franchise, one with solid reviews and a solid fanbase. Riverbond is a cute pixelated dungeon crawler, and its eye-catching feature may be its co-op feature. Free multiplayer games of all kinds are always appealing as they naturally bring people together for the game.

You could argue for that Amnesia: Rebirth is not as big as the other giants in the last few weeks and that’s fair. You could argue for that Riverbond would find himself near the bottom, which is reasonable. This is, after all, personal taste. But compared to some previous Epic Games Store releases earlier this year, this selection certainly finds itself keeping up with previous games from recent weeks. In short, Epic Games Store users should hopefully claim these free games as this hot streak is cemented well now. It hopefully also bodes well for the next few weeks.

Epic Games Store’s free game selection is on a hot streak

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Just looking at the list of games makes this pretty clear. Total War: Warhammer, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, XCOM 2and Amnesia: Rebirth are all big wins for the Epic Games Store, while Rogue Legacy (which in itself could be argued to be a great indie), The city of brass, insurmountableand Riverbond Keep the charm of typical Epic Games Store gifts.

  • City of Brass (March 31)

  • Total War: Warhammer (March 31)

  • Rogue Legacy (April 7)

  • Ethan Carter’s Disappearance (April 7)

  • Unaffordable (April 14)

  • XCOM 2 (April 14)

  • Amnesia: Rebirth (April 21)

  • Riverbond (April 21)

What is clear is that this Epic Games Store pattern works. Hopefully it just continues like that.

Epic Games Store users get a handful of free games every month.

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