If you’re a gamer — or just visit the Cheapskate pages occasionally — you probably know that Epic Games gives away at least one free game each Thursday. This week, Epic has queued up two games: a first-person horror title called Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and an adorable retro 16-bit-ish strategy game called Kingdom: New Lands. If you grab them both, that’s $45 in free games.
If you’re new to Epic’s weekly giveaway, here’s how it works: If you don’t already have one, sign up for your free Epic account. Then just get your free games, which are yours to keep forever. You don’t even need to install the games right away if you don’t want to. You have until Thursday, Oct. 22, to claim this week’s freebies, at which time they both return to their regular price.
A sort-of sequel to the beloved Amnesia: The Dark Descent, this 2013 horror game takes place in a different timeline with different characters. This is a survival horror game that places you in a terror-filled world at the turn of the last century.
Kingdom: New Lands is a minimalistic strategy game that has a 16-bit retro aesthetic and an ambient soundtrack. You take control of a monarch struggling to build your kingdom by exploring the world, recruiting loyal subjects and defending what you’ve claimed from nightly attacks.
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