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Sunless Sea is this week's steampunk-Lovecraftian free game from Epic

This $19 indie title mixes atmospheric visuals with great storytelling and randomly generated worlds.

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If you're a gamer, or you just visit The Cheapskate occasionally, you probably know that Epic Games gives away a free game every Thursday. Each week is a new surprise treat, with past weeks featuring such gems as GTA 5, Rage 2, Hitman and Watch Dogs 2. This week's freebie is an indie title called Sunless Sea, and the title admirably captures the atmosphere of this game. Setting sail from an alternate Victorian England that has all manner of demons and sea monsters, you get to explore and reap the rewards, but you're always just one disaster away from losing everything. 

This RPG has gorgeous, atmospheric hand-drawn art, real-time combat and rich, detailed storytelling told in text along with visuals. You can claim the game anytime between now and March 4. 

If you're new to Epic's weekly giveaway, here's how it works: If you don't already have one, sign up for your free Epic account. Then just claim your free game -- it's yours to keep forever. You don't even need to install it right away if you don't want to.

Read more at GameSpot: Sunless Sea review

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This article is updated regularly with the current week's free games.


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