Time for free games from Epic Store again, who released two Halloween-themed titles for end of October. You have until 5 November 2020 to download this week’s freebies: Blair Witch and Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered.
Last week, Epic Games gave away Costume Quest 2, a turn-based action-adventure, as well as Layers of Fear 2, a creepy first-person psychological indie horror game.
Blair Witch – which was developed and published by The Bloober Team – is a first-person horror game inspired by the cinematic lore portrayed in Blair Witch the movie. Perfect for Halloween
The creepy tagline – Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods – is enough to send chills down your spine. The game is set in the year 1996, when a young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest, Maryland.
You play as Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the mysterious force that haunts the woods.
Note: This trailer may contain content inappropriate for children.
TJ Hafer from IGN gave it 8.9 out of ten, describing Blair Witch as “a harrowing walk in the woods that deserves a spot in the horror game pantheon alongside Amnesia, Silent Hill and the link”. Jeff Cork from Game Informer adds:
“Blair Witch does a good job of capturing the sensation of getting lost, something I actively try to avoid”.
Ghostbusters – developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games back in October 2019 – provides an authentic Ghostbusters experience with unique gameplay.
The beloved and critically acclaimed Ghostbusters video game is back and remastered for the Epic Games store!Mad Dog Games
Strap on your proton pack once again and join the Ghostbusters on the adventure with the voice and likeness of the original crew as you battle to save New York.
Note, this trailer contains a Teen ESRB rating and contains elements of “fantasy violence, mild blood, mild language and mild suggestive themes”.
Play through a unique storyline as the player battles and captures ghosts – both well-loved and brand new – throughout New York.
Download both Blair Witch and Ghostbusters Remastered from Epic Games Store before 5 November 2020. We have Wargame: Red Dragon coming up after that.
Layers of Fear 2 – developed by Bloober Team SA and published by Gun Media back in May 2019 – is a somewhat creepy first-person psychological indie horror game.
The emphases is squarely placed on exploration and the story, giving players control over a Hollywood actor “who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner”.
Costume Quest 2 – which was developed by Double Fine and published by Majesco Entertainment – is a turn-based action-adventure game with an OpenCritic Rating of “Fair”, and Top Critic Average of 71.
Matt Elliot from Games Radar gave it 3.5 stars out of 5, describing it as “more treat than trick”. Elliott added that “some unfortunate repetition means it’s best enjoyed in moderation, but it’s still colourful, sweet and slightly addictive”.