Epic Game Store customers can download another new game this week, as Epic continues to take the battle to Steam.
In a bid to dethrone Steam, Epic gives away a fresh batch of free games every week.
This includes heavy hitters like GTA 5, Civilization 6 and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, as well as indie gems like Stranger Things 3, Overcooked and Hello Stranger.
This week’s free game download is a good one, scoring an impressive 88% on Metacritic. Torchlight 2 is an action role-playing game with online co-operative gameplay.
“Torchlight II is filled to the brim with randomised levels, enemies and loot. Capturing all the flavour and excitement of the original, Torchlight II expands the world and adds features players wanted most, including online and LAN multiplayer.”
The game will be available to download and play until 4pm BST UK time on July 23.
It will be replaced by two new freebies, including the excellent Tacoma, and stylish dungeon-crawler Next Up Hero.
With four classes to choose from, you’ll have a variety of play styles at your fingertips. Each class can be played as either male or female, with customized cosmetic features and looks to make your hero stand out.
Play co-op with your friends via LAN or over the Internet for free. Our matchmaking service lets you connect and play games with people around the world.
Explore the vast overworld and multiple hub towns of Vilderan. Fight through rain, snow, day and night. Level randomization ensures new layouts, paths, loot, and monsters every time you play.
NEW GAME PLUS
In New Game Plus, the game’s not over until you say it is. Once you’ve beaten Torchlight II’s primary campaign, you can start again with the same character for a significantly greater challenge. You’ll keep all the skills, gold, and gear you worked so hard for!
PETS & FISHING
These popular features make their return in Torchlight II in improved form. More choices, better effects, and your pet will still make the run to town to sell your loot so you don’t have to.
Use GUTS, the Torchlight II editor, to create and share your work with the entire world! (Windows only)
Tacoma, meanwhile, is a first-person adventure game set on an abandoned space station.
“An Abandoned Space Station. A Mysterious AI. And You. The crew of Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma were going about their workaday lives when disaster threw them into chaos.
“Discover what fate awaits them in Fullbright’s bold and innovative followup to Gone Home.”
Colourful dungeon-crawler Next Up Hero features hack-and-slash gameplay and lots of loot.
“Next Up Hero is a dungeon crawler featuring hand-drawn heroes that hack, slash, bongo-drum, boomerang, and jet their way through Ventures. Choose your Hero and start rolling dungeons, gearing out, and maxing your stats.”