You should get A Short Hike, Mutazione, and Anodyne 2 for free while you can

Up for grabs on the Epic Game Store until March 19

It happened! Another week passed us by. It’s Thursday again, which means a new batch of free PC games is claimable and downloadable from the Epic Games Store. Today’s lineup is a doozy. Until 8:00 a.m. Pacific on March 19, 2020, you can grab A Short Hike, Mutazione, and Anodyne 2: Return to Dust.

I don’t always make the effort to add free stuff to my library – I’m sure almost all of you can say the same thing – but this isn’t the time for inaction. It was worth taking three minutes to start the Epic launcher, wait for an inevitable update to download and install, and redeem these three great games.

A Short Hike, in particular, is worth playing right now if you need a pick-me-up. It’s a soothing animal adventure about hanging out, chatting, finding collectibles, and scaling a mountain, and the world is just pleasant to be in. Mutazione, a small-town mutant soap opera, is a feast for the eyes. And Anodyne 2 is here for everyone who still pines for a return to PS1-era experimentation and weirdness. (Raises hand.)

Not to be hyperbolic or anything, but I genuinely think this is one of the best groups of free games in recent memory, at least on Epic. I’m sure plenty of you already picked up A Short Hike, but Mutazione and especially Anodyne 2 aren’t as widely-known around here. Give ’em a shot when time allows.

Next week, from March 19 to March 26, Epic plans to give out The Stanley Parable and Watch Dogs.

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