Slight spoilers for Doki Doki Literature Club ahead.
- Epic Games Store offers free games every week, allowing players to build large collections without spending money.
- Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is a visual novel that surprises players with its genre deconstruction and dark themes.
- Lost Castle is an RPG roguelite that offers multiplayer features and various challenges, appealing to those who enjoy diverse gameplay experiences.
The Epic Games Store is being rather generous towards its users and is offering freebies weekly every Thursday. This promotion has been a staple of the store since 2019, and has served as a great way to get players to sign up for the service as claiming these games requires an account of the storefront and nothing more. Through checking the Epic Games Store every week, players have made rather large collections without paying a cent.
Epic Games’ free games serve as a great way for fans to find something new to play at best, and a way to encourage gamers to increase their ever-growing backlog of games at worst. As there are many types of players out there, these offerings have to cater to a number of different genres and experiences on the regular. This can lead to some games being completely different from week-to-week, with some selections offering two games instead of just one. February 8 is one of those times, with Lost Castle and Doki Doki Literature Club Plus being up for grabs.
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February 1 sees a new Epic Games Store free game made available for users, but if fans act fast, they have a chance to snag two great games at once.
Epic Games Store Free Game Doki Doki Literature Club Plus Explained
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is Not What Fans Expect
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is a visual novel game which may turn some players away from picking it up at first. The visual novel genre is commonly associated with anime, often seen as a simplistic experience that doesn’t offer much beyond pressing a button to advance the story. This false assumption is exactly what Doki Doki Literature Club Plus wants to lure players in with.
Although Doki Doki Literature Club Plus looks like a typical visual novel, those who pick it up are in for quite a surprise. The original Doki Doki Literature Club went viral when it was released due to how it ends up deconstructing the genre and turning into a horror RPG as the game goes on. It certainly isn’t an experience for everyone, given that the game depicts themes such as suicide, self-harm, and abuse as part of its storyline. The version being given away for free on the Epic Games Store, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus, is a bit more open about the truth of the outwardly cute game, but the title is still experienced the best in blind playthroughs.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
- June 30, 2021
- Team Salvato
- Team Salvato
- M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
- How Long To Beat
- 5 Hours
Epic Games Store Free Game Lost Castle Explained
Lost Castle Offers Plenty of Multiplayer RPG Fun for the Right Players
Alongside games such as Enter the Gungeon and Hades, Lost Castle is both an RPG and a roguelite, with randomized dungeons for players to explore either solo or with friends. It aims to give gamers a challenge while giving them a “super cute” adventure while they traverse an abandoned castle in search for legendary treasure. Lost Castle offers players co-op, PvP, and daily challenges to keep things exciting at all times.
While it’s great that Lost Castle offers so much to players, all of these different features could mean it’s not perfect for anyone looking for a game more focused on one genre. However, those who enjoy a number, if not all, of the aspects of Lost Castle will certainly enjoy their time with this indie game, especially since they can get the game at no extra cost for a limited time.
- August 31, 2016
- Hunter Studio
- Neon Doctrine
- Action RPG
- How Long To Beat
- 14 Hours
Considering how many unique aspects can be found in these two games, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus and Lost Castle cover broad yet niche groups of players. As a result, those who try something new with these titles may be in for a treat, or be dissatisfied with what they find, much like a box of chocolates. If fans are either not happy with or not interested in these two games, then they’ll need to wait until the Epic Games Store switches out what’s available on February 15.