Celeste is free for the day on the Epic Games Store

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The calendar has ticked over onto another day, and that means it's time for another free game on the Epic Games Store. The selection for December 24 is Celeste, "an engaging, vibrant and challenging platformer," as we said in our 80/100 review, that skillfully weaves difficulty with an engaging narrative about a young girl's struggle to make peace with herself as she journeys to the top of Celeste Mountain.

You might already have Celeste on Epic, as it was one of the weekly freebies back in August. But if you missed out, now's your chance to swoop in and pick it up. And it's worth grabbing, because not only is it quite good, it's also got more than 700 screens of "hardcore platforming" plus unlockable "brutal B-side chapters," so it should keep you going for a good long time too—handy if, say, you happen to have an excess of time on your hands that you need to fill, for some reason.

(Plus, you know, it's free.)

Celeste is available until 11 am ET on December 25, at which point a new game will move in to take its place. Epic is giving away a new game every day until the end of the year—follow along with the freebies at epicgames.com.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.