It’s happening in quick succession: it has been clear for a few hours that FIST: Forged in Shadow Torch will follow Death Stranding as the free game of the day. Speculations are already circulating as to which title will be available on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. sharp. The instructions in the Epic Games Store are extremely vague in this case. In addition to the obligatory Christmas decorations, the current digital wrapping paper shows various rectangles in a seemingly random arrangement. However, a resourceful Twitter user believes he has found out which game it is.
A stylish first-person shooter could be the next free game on the Epic Games Store
If the leak is true, the implied rectangles are part of the cover art of an extremely stylish first-person shooter that saw the light of day on PC in 2021. In Severed Steel you control a one-armed assassin in a time-limit person view, who shoots through voxel worlds at high speed.
Severed Steel’s Metacritic score of 73 for the PC doesn’t seem particularly outstanding, but there are a few reasons that speak in favor of at least giving the title a chance. In addition to the unusual and unique visuals, the bullet time system, with which you can smoothly slow down the game to slow motion, is extremely fun. Incidentally, reloading is not necessary in this shooter. If the gun is shot empty, you have to steal the gun from an opponent in order to keep shooting.
What games have been free on the Epic Games Store so far?
The traditional Epic Games Store holiday promotion started on Thursday, December 15, 2022 and will run until Thursday, January 5, 2023. Within this timeframe, you can dust off the full versions of a free game for 24 hours every day, keep it permanently and play as often as you like in the future.
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The latter is still available until Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Then we also know which game will actually be available for free in the Epic Games Store as the next free game. By the way: A linked account on the competing platform Steam is all you need to take part in this promotion.