Enter the Gungeon and God's Trigger are free on the Epic Games Store

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With the turning of the calendar to a fresh new Thursday, a pair of new games are now free for the taking on the Epic Games Store: The bullet-hell dungeon crawler Enter the Gungeon, and God's Trigger, a "power fantasy" top-down team-up between an angel and a demon.

Enter the Gungeon is challenging and occasionally unfair, but quite good overall: We rated it 78/100 in 2016, and it's got an "overwhelmingly positive" rating across more than 45,000 user reviews on Steam. We didn't review God's Trigger but I thought it looked like a lot of fun last year: A bit like a cross between Good Omens and a co-op Hotline Miami.

God's Trigger and Enter the Gungeon are yours for the taking until August 27. Next week will see Agent 47 step into the breach, as IO Interactive's outstanding Hitman goes up for grabs, along with the cyberpunk goodness of the Shadowrun Collection, which includes Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Dragonfall: Director Cut, and Shadowrun Hong Kong: Extended Edition. 

Speaking of Hitman, in case you missed it, IO announced today that Hitman 3 is on the way to the Epic Games Store sometime in 2021. There's a new trailer, too.

For even more free games, check out our regularly updated list of all the freebies you can grab right now.

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.