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Limbo is free to download on Epic Games Store Until July 25

Make sure you pick up the latest free game to hit the Epic Games Store, which happens to be Limbo.


Another week, another new free game at the Epic Games Store. This week, you can download the unsettling platformer Limbo for the low price of nothing.

You've got a week to make sure you claim it, and after that, the rotation will change again so you can add a different game to your collection. Last week's free game was Torchlight, which served up a heaping helping of Diablo-like action-RPG goodness. This is a stark departure from that, with plenty of weirdness, bleak visuals, and violence. It's actually pretty awesome. 

Previously, Shacknews' Jeff Mattas reviewed Limbo when it first made its debut. Here's what he had to say about it, calling it one of the most "satisfying gaming experiences" he had enjoyed that year.

Despite LIMBO's lack of any text or dialogue, the game manages to tell a very engaging story - yet another testament to how well each of its components have been fused together. I constantly found myself in precarious situations that carry with them a "monster under the bed" feeling of pure dread that brought back memories of fearing the bogeyman under the bed. It's impossible to discuss more deeply in a spoiler-free way but rest assured, the unsettling melancholy that permeates the world of LIMBO is bound to stick with you, long after the credits roll."

Make sure you snag the game this week before it's no longer free – you wouldn't want to miss out on its exquisite creepiness, after all. It'll be available to download and play for free until July 15, at which point we'll be here to remind you again to grab the next free title. We got you, don't worry. 

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

From The Chatty
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    July 18, 2019 7:00 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Limbo is free to download on Epic Games Store Until July 25

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      July 18, 2019 7:17 AM

      The quality and newness of the free games have gone down since they started rotating them more often.

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        July 18, 2019 7:37 AM

        Not surprising. Twitch Prime did the same thing. It worked though, they got my attention and now I'm always popping in to see what's available.

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        July 18, 2019 7:41 AM

        Well, I'd argue about quality - I haven't seen a dud in terms of critical reception of any of their free games. Some are more popular than others, but the less popular ones are still critical darlings.

        As for age: I would suspect that as Shack generally are older players we'd have copies of all these, but games like Torchlight and Limbo are 5+ years old. We have newer PC players now (possibly thinks to the Fortnite effect) and this helps introduce them to GOOD games :)

        Plus, never look a gift horse in the mouth.

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        July 18, 2019 7:43 AM

        Give them a break, they're running out of options. They can still fit every EGS title on one page.

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          July 18, 2019 7:50 AM

          Actually, there was an article mentioned they're over 100 titles and no easy way to sort them (you can only search right now)

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            July 18, 2019 7:55 AM

            I do wonder what, if any long term effects there will be on a service where it's known or at least suspected that any game you want will be free at some point, or that any game you put on there for sale will be competing with the weekly free game.

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