Epic Game Stores’ next free offerings go heavy on gothic fantasy


Dungeons and/or Dragons await

Epic Games has revealed the next two free titles that will be made available to all users gratis on the Epic Games Store dashboard. From June 30, customers can download two dark fantasy RPG releases in the form of Spiderweb Software’s Geneforge 1: Mutagen and Unfrozen’s Iratus: Lord of the Dead.

Released on PC in February of last year, Geneforge 1: Mutagen is an open-ended adventure that offers the player over 50 hours of player-driven action as a stranded protagonist attempts to survive and thrive within a mysterious and magical world. Explore over 80 different areas, converse and do battle with the denizens, and raise a menagerie of custom monsters and demons with which to do your bidding. Geneforge 1: Mutagen, while somewhat under the radar, received high acclaim from critics and players for its choice-driven gameplay and deep exploratory nature.

Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a turn-based roguelike that boasts unorthodox tactical gameplay and a grim love of all things undead. Released on PC back in spring 2020, Iratus lets players don the cape of a titular necromancer, who has remained in dungeon captivity for centuries. Now determined to break free of their miserable abode, Iratus must use their mastery of reanimation to build an increasingly powerful posse of underworld soldiers — attempting again and again to find their way out of the labyrinthine dungeon. Iratus: Lord of the Dead utilizes strategic turn-based combat, and is worth a look for fans of similarly gloomy roguelikes such as Darkest Dungeon.

Both Generforge 1: Mutagen and Iratus: Lord of the Dead will be available for free on the Epic Games Store from June 30 until July 7.

There is still time to claim last week’s Epic Games Store freebies — Asmodee’s A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Digital Edition and Playways’ Car Mechanic Simulator 2018. Two titles that have an abundance of features in common, I’m sure.

Chris Moyse

Senior Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse

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