Grab Remnant: From The Ashes While It’s Free

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Grab Remnant: From The Ashes While It’s Free
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Remnant: From the Ashes was one of the surprise hits of last year. It asked a simple question: What if Dark Souls, but a bigger party of friends with guns?

Unsurprisingly, that simple combo was a ton of fun for a lot of people. And it’s an even better question to ask today, as the game’s free.

It’s another one of the freebies available at the Epic Games Store. Remnant has been playable through Xbox Game Pass before, but it’s never been accessible to PC players, where the game is arguably  the best. And while you won’t get access to the Swamps of Corsus DLC, or Subject 2923 which is due out later this year, it’s absolutely still worth grabbing two mates and going through the base game as a party.

I’m mentioning this today because I hadn’t seen a lot of people talk about Remnant being free. That happens sometimes, especially during launch weeks or times where there’s so much going on that there’s just too much news to deal with. But most people would generally appreciate knowing that one of 2019’s best games is free to own, especially if you wanted to play it before but couldn’t get enough mates to buy it at launch.

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When I first saw a streamer playing Remnant: From the Ashes, I rolled my eyes. Boiled down to the most reductive pitch, it’s Dark Souls but with guns. So what? It looked like a knock-off. But now that I’ve played it, I can say that Remnant is one of the most interesting and entertaining games I’ve experienced all year.

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Remnant: From the Ashes is free on Epic until 1:00am AEST, Friday August 21, so getting the mates in shouldn’t be a problem anymore. It’s also free alongside The Alto Collection, which is fun in its own right, but it’s also not Dark Souls with guns and friends but also not Dark Souls“.

To redeem the game, head to the Epic store listing here or just navigate through via the Epic Games app. Make a second/third/fake account if you have to — Remnant‘s absolutely worth it.

Comments

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this one, but it’s now in the pile of “Souls-Likes” my anxiety won’t let me complete. The only “Souls-Like” I’ve made it to the end of was Code Vein, So I guess that might be the least stressful one.

  • Grabbed it the other night and I’m having fun with it, but I’m still sort of finding that point where I know what’s what. As much as I try to go all in on melee it seems like outside of boss fights it’s quicker and more effective to just shoot everything.
    I get the impression that’s part of playing solo. One of the first bosses I fought would have been a thousand times easier if I had one person focus on the waves of fast guys that were coming out while I focused on the boss. Instead instead I had a lot on my plate keeping myself from getting swarmed while also baiting/dodging the boss.

    Overall it’s been fun enough that I brought it on XBOX.

  • While I’ve had this game as a wishlisted item on Steam, just as well it was free from Epic, would have refunded the thing otherwise. To much of this enforced multiplayer to actually get anywhere. And I remember playing a game very much like this years ago (pre-online stores), which I could have swarn this was based on, but playable at the time.

  • I was going to play it co-op with a friend but he ended up getting it first and played alone. He hated it. A lot. Basically because it’s designed so much for co-op that every boss battle feels like a tiring slog of mowing down ads instead of actually fighting the boss.

    Guess I’ll play it with someone who hasn’t had the fun killed by playing it solo.

    • Solo is a bit overwhelming at first. There’s a lot to keep track of but once you start mapping out phases properly it’s much easier. I’m guessing your friend did what I did against the sewer boss and hammered the crap out of it. I eventually won that way but in hindsight I think the problem was that I was doing too much damage too quickly. In later fights I went slower and paid more attention to the bosses health levels. It let me control spawns/special moves.
      It still feels like it’d be better in co-op but I’m a lot more confident that solo works now. Even when I’m struggling I feel like I’m learning and getting better rather than just slamming my head against randomness.

  • Currently playing through with a couple of mates and we are having a blast. Can’t go wrong with two friends and a quality free game like this!

    Not surprised the people playing solo aren’t enjoying it though. Seems catered to group play and shines there.

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