It’s the eve of Christmas, and many are getting ready to spend time with family (in a COVID-safe way) and give their grandma a candle or a nice shawl. Like you to grandma, the Epic Games Store has a candle for you in the form of Vampyr.
For 24 hours, the Epic Games Store is offering the action role-playing game Vampyr for a hefty $0.00. That’s right, the game is absolutely free. Australian gamers wanting to get their hands on the game will have until December 25th at 3:00am AEDT to claim it, before it goes back to the full price of $54.95.
[Sesame Street‘s The Count voice] Bleh!
Vampyr is a third-person action RPG where you play a freshly-turned vampire in the midst of the Spanish flu. You have the choice to be a monster, sucking the blood out of people until they’re well and truly kaput, or a nice fella that only sucks a little bit of blood out. Similarly to the Bioshock series, it’s possible to get through the game without killing innocents but becoming stronger requires you to… kill innocents.
As described by the store’s page,
London, 1918. You are newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal. Will you embrace the monster within? Your actions will save or doom London.
Epic Games is spending the holiday season giving away all sorts of games as part of their promotional event 15 Days of Free Games, which is running until December 30th. So far, they’ve had games up for grabs including Remnant: From the Ashes, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Loop Hero, Second Extinction, Shenmue 3, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, and Neon Abyss.
There’s nothing juicier than getting a game for free, so we can’t wait to see what else is in store for us over the next few days.