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Celeste and Inside free on the Epic Games Store next week

Snag one of Shacknews' favorite games and a spooky platform for free starting next week on the Epic Games Store.


The Epic Games Store is bringing users another set of free games later this month through the beginning of September.

This time around, after Fez runs its course, you can pick up both Celeste and Inside from the store for free. Having trouble deciding if either game is for you or if you should add them to your collection? We reviewed Celeste and awarded it an 8 out of 10. Here's what Ozzie Mejia thought about it:

"Those who are looking for one of the year's first true single-player challenges should look no further than Celeste. The team at Matt Makes Games has crafted a tough, yet not entirely unfair platformer, one wrapped in a touching narrative with some memorable characters. It's clear that a lot of heart went into writing the story, while it's also clear that Matt Thorson put his best level design foot forward. Some of the areas in Celeste were very reminiscent of some of his Super Mario Maker work, in terms of gimmicks, precision jumping, tricks, and difficulty."

As far as Inside, it's a thrilling platform with plenty of dark secrets in the vein of Limbo. You control a young boy who's on the run – from something – but what? It isn't for the faint of heart, that's for sure.

Be sure you pick up Fez this week and then click those "add to collection" buttons when the time comes. We'll try to remind you, but you may want to mark your calendars instead anyway.

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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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    August 22, 2019 3:58 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Celeste and Inside free on the Epic Games Store next week

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      August 22, 2019 4:02 PM

      Seeing all these GOOD games for free (week after week) on top of the games I get from amazon prime has really discouraged any idea of making a game for any amount of money (on top of the App Store 99 cent model). I have no idea how this economy works :-(

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        August 22, 2019 4:03 PM

        I mean, I have bought one game from EGS (Tetris effect). I may buy borderlands 3. Anything that is available on steam will be purchased there first.

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