When Epic launched the Epic Store in January, the company promised that there would be one free game, every two weeks, for at least a year. The company is now upping the ante, by giving players one free game every week for the duration of the Epic Games Store Mega Sale. As such, players get Rime for Free as the first game to receive this honour.
While the game will be two years old on 26 May 2019, Rime is still an incredible little indie game. At the time, the game made waves among many digital rights management (DRM) and indie communities. Tequila Works promised that, as soon as players could crack the Denuvo anti-tampering DRM they had implemented, the DRM solution would get removed. As you might expect, Tequila Works followed through on their promise as soon as word hit that Denuvo was, by and large, useless.
In Rime, players take on the role of a boy uncovering the abandoned buildings of a lost civilisation. The game is set in a fantasy world with a rich history beckoning to be uncovered. Rime specifically emphasises exploration and puzzle solving, but you can rest assured that it also looks very pretty.
Seeing as it is two-years-old, Rime can be played on most systems rocking an Intel Core i5 or above; and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti or above. The game may be indie, but it also takes up quite a bit of storage space. As such, players need to have at least 8 GB of free storage space on their hard drives. Rime is also a well localised indie game and includes supper for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian languages.
Perhaps the only downside about getting Rime for free is the fact that users are required to create an account with the Epic Games Store. This means that the game can only be played via the Epic Games Launcher. The game starts at $30 USD in the Americas, and €35 EUR in Europe.