November 26, 2022

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Metro: Last Light Redux and For the King currently free on the Epic Games Store

As if your Epic Games Store library wasn’t already swollen enough with freebies you might, finally, one day, find time to play, two more are now clamouring for permission to join the teetering pile, this time the form of Metro: Last Light Redux and For the King.

Metro: Last Light Redux, released in 2014, is the second game in developer 4A Games’ acclaimed FPS series set in the post-apocalyptic Russia of author Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels. Or, more specifically, it’s 4A Games’ second attempt at that sequel, thoroughly remastering the studio’s original 2013 effort with a range of welcome visual and gameplay refinements.

For the King, meanwhile, is a thoroughly enjoyable, optionally co-operative rogue-like adventure that successfully combines a raft of familiar RPG stables – dungeon crawling, questing, turn-based exploration and combat, loot acquisition, and more – with the luck-mitigation design of board games like Arkham Horror.

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