Epic Games Store April freebies are XCOM 2 and Insurmountable


Available to download from April 14

Epic Games has revealed the next free titles headed to the libraries of Epic Games Store users. From April 14 through April 21, customers can bag themselves Firaxis’ intense strategy sequel XCOM 2 and Daedalic Entertainment’s nosebleeding mountain climber Insurmountable free of charge.

Released on PC and consoles back in 2016, XCOM 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed 2012 reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Set within a timeline where the enemy won an intergalactic invasion, XCOM 2 sees humanity enslaved by the reptilian overlords, with the last bastion of resistance driven underground.

Like its predecessor, XCOM 2 tasks players with sending out squads of highly skilled agents to complete hazardous tasks, aiming to pull down the alien regime. The sequel’s intense, turn-based action relies upon strategy and forward-thinking to win the day, lest your team find itself looking at the stars sans appendages. It’s an excellent title and a must-play for action/strategy fans.

Climbing onto PC in the spring of last year, Insurmountable is one of the newest releases from Berlin-based indie outfit ByteRockers’ Games. As one of three brave, (foolhardy?), adventurers, players must pick their way over gargantuan hills, cliffs, and mountaintops, procedurally generated to provide new hazards, choices, and challenges.

In addition to the physical traversal element, players must also make tough choices regarding pathways, rations, weather, and unforeseen circumstances, living with the consequences of their decisions as they pick their way toward the mile-high summit. Will you be planting the flag? Or just planting your face?

XCOM 2 and Insurmountable will be available to download for free from April 1421. Next week’s Epic Games Store freebies will be horror adventure Amnesia: Rebirth and co-op dungeon crawler Riverbond.