The Evil Within games are a strange set of titles that have grown on me over the years. Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within has become a cult hit among horror fans, even with its questionable gameplay choices. With October being the spooky month, Epic Games Store decided to spread some love among gamers. The best way they did that was by offering The Evil Within for free on the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games Offer The Evil Within for Free for the First Time
Epic Games consistently offers free games every Thursday on their marketplace. And if you want to stay up-to-date with their offering, we have a handy guide with a list of the free games, updated every week. While the strategy hasn’t been easy on the Fortnite developer’s wallet, they are adamant about customer retention. While they have repeated their previous offerings, they are introducing two sets of games they haven’t offered previously.
Starting October 19, Epic Games Store users can claim the first Evil Within game for free. As usual, you will require an EGS account to redeem the game, and it’s yours to keep once claimed. The game is available to claim for a whole week, up until October 26. The ongoing deal on the title only includes the base game and not the three DLCs that the game received. You have to purchase them separately.
Coming next week, The Evil Within 2 will replace the first game as a free offering. That game will be free-to-claim from October 26 and will require an EGS account. Furthermore, it will also be available to claim for a week. Unlike its predecessor, the second game doesn’t have any DLCs. Hence, you get to experience the entire story and conclusion of the saga.
The Evil Within series is a set of third-person survival games developed by Tango Gameworks. The first game, directed by Shinji Mikami, followed a group of detectives stuck in an ever-changing landscape while trying to arrest a supernatural serial killer. It had the signature Mikami touch to it. Furthermore, the game tried to emulate survival movies, introducing letterboxing and other features seen in movies.
The sequel, which Mikami didn’t direct but John Johanas did, continues the first game’s storyline. It reintroduces Sebastian Castellanos, who goes into a spooky Matrix to catch a serial killer and inadvertently comes across his wife, who he thought was dead. Oh, also there is just a lot of white color in this game. Your pod has white water in it. Seriously, there is a lot of white in the game.
Both the games have managed to achieve cult status. Even I have been enamored by the series to the point where I cosplayed one of the boss baddies from the first game (sorry, I’m not sharing any images). Seeing The Evil Within available for free on the Epic Games Store certainly makes me happy, as many new gamers can now experience its magic. Are you excited to try the games out? Let us know in the comments below.