Get scared and stumped with this week’s Epic Games Store freebies.
Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition and Q.U.B.E. 2 are free this week on the Epic Games Store.
First released in 2016, Layers of Fear is an atmospheric horror game from Bloober Team that casts players as a painter in the midst of a mental break. Bloober have produced a bunch of spooky walking sims in the past few years, releasing Observer (one of last week’s free games) in 2017, and Layers of Fear 2 and Blair Witch this year. The Masterpiece Edition also includes Layers of Fear: Inheritance, a piece of DLC that serves as an epilogue to the original game.
Q.U.B.E. 2, from Toxic Games, puts players in the shoes of Amelia Cross, an archaeologist stranded in a strange puzzly world. I haven’t played Q.U.B.E. 2 but it looks like Portal meets The Witness? If that comparison to two all-time puzzle greats sounds appealing, you can’t beat free.
Next week, Epic will serve up another dose of horror and definitely not horror. Frictional Games’ sci-fi horror game Soma and Double Fine’s Costume Quest will be free next Thursday.