The Epic Games Store is giving out three free games, and Alien: Isolation is up next


This week's freebies are The First Tree, Deponia, and The Pillars of the Earth

I'll be frank here: you might not want to play all three of the free games this week on the Epic Games Store. It's not that they're bad, or should be skipped over, it's just that they aren't as high-profile as we've come to expect from these giveaways, and they aren't particularly fresh, either, so you might've already tried them elsewhere. That said, if you're in the free-game-hoarding habit, claim 'em all.

Today through April 22, you can grab three freebies: The First Tree (a super pretty nature adventure game starring a fox), Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (a 12th century England point-and-click adventure adaptation of the novel), and Deponia: The Complete Journey (a comedic adventure series).

The First Tree

The Pillars of the Earth


Of these three, I've always meant to check out The First Tree — I'm all about games that let me play as an animal, and the scenery looks fantastic — yet I'm most intrigued by The Pillars of the Earth, which I've never seen before. Even if it's a bit outside my usual interests, it's got a great look to it with full-on hand-painted backgrounds and some eye-catching character designs. The story sounds dark.

I'm sure we've got readers who have played some or all of these and can speak to them better. There's no reason not to claim the games, but are they worth investing time in? That's always the question.

Next week, from April 22 to April 29, the Epic Games Store will offer up Alien: Isolation and Hand of Fate 2 — one of the all-time most nerve-wracking horror games and a cool deck-builder with real-time third-person fights. I honestly "missed" the last few weeks of giveaways, but I'm back in.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Disclosure-bot: Just in case the editor neglected to mention it, we have zero control when deals start and end. Deals can sometimes be gone within minutes (please don't shoot the messenger). Trying deal links even hours after this article's time stamp may lead to self-punching, so maybe bookmark our video game deals if you're on the hunt. Also, it goes without saying, but some shopping links do directly support the author. If you've spotted any inaccuracy please let us know asap.


Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. more + disclosures



Filed under... #Adventure Games #Deals #Epic Games Store #Freebies #PC



You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!