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This week’s Epic free games are for the hardcore

Some PC ass PC games from 2016 are this week’s Epic free games.

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Some PC ass PC games from 2016 are this week’s Epic Games Store freebies.

What do a Mars colonizing sim and a nails-tough roguelike platformer have in common? They’re both up for grabs this week on the Epic Games Store!

Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy game developed by Mohawk Games and published by Stardock Entertainment. It received positive reviews at launch, netting a 9/10 from GameSpot and an 88/100 from PCGamer. called it “raw capitalism… the open market expressed through gameplay,” and “unlike anything you’ve ever played before.”

Offworld Trading Company is about the perils of capitalism. GoNNER, on the other hand, appears to be about the perils of capitalisation. Why is the “o” small while the “G,” “N,” “N,” “E” and “R” are big? nO iDeA!

But, this stylish roguelike platformer also got some good-to-great reviews back in 2016, with a 71 from PCGamer and a 9.5 from Destructoid. Developed by Art in Heart and published by Raw Fury, GoNNER asks you to collect guns and heads each run, and really what more could you ask for?

Next week’s lineup of Epic free games is an impressive trio of some of 2019’s best indies. Look out for Anodyne 2, A Short Hike, and Mutazione next Thursday.


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Andrew King is a journalist, critic, poet, stand-up comedian and museum caretaker living in Illinois.