The Witness will be free on the Epic Games Store

You can pick up The Witness soon for free via the Epic Games Store as it's added to the ever-rotating selection of free titles on the store.


It seems like only yesterday we were bringing you news about free additions to the Epic Games Store. Oh, wait – that was earlier today, wasn't it?

The latest game to arrive on the store is The Witness, and it will be next in line to download after the current game in the rotation, Oxenfree, is taken off in favor of the puzzle game on April 4.

The Witness is a puzzle platformer from Jonathan Blow that first debuted back in 2008. Eight years in the making, it finally released in 2016, and took players on a journey throughout a puzzle-filled island with challenging and enigmatic riddles to solve. It was previously available as a free PlayStation Plus title recently as well, so this is another chance to scoop it up if you haven't already.

Our own Ozzie Mejia reviewed The Witness and rewarded it with a 7 out of 10. Here were his thoughts on the puzzle adventure:

"The Witness is an intentionally simple game to grasp, but enjoyment almost feels proportional to patience. These puzzles are absolute brain-breakers, so anyone that doesn't have the patience for them will get no enjoyment out of The Witness. I was certainly on the verge of being one of those people, but exploring the sheer beauty of the island and learning more about its central mystery turned out to make returning worthwhile."

Make sure you mark your calendar to nab the game before it's taken out of the rotation, and grab Oxenfree right now. We announced it earlier today as a free title on the Epic Games Store, and it's up just waiting for you to nab it right now. GO! Go now!

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