Get Ape Out free on the Epic Games Store

This is one of my favorite promo trailers of all time.

The holidays are all about getting free stuff (right?) and so here's some free stuff for you: Ape Out, a top-down tale of a super-powered simian who loves freedom and jazz percussion in equal measure, is now yours for the taking on the Epic Games Store.

Ape Out is kind of a silly thing: Frenetic, destructive, splattery, and loud, but in a really good way. The more havoc you wreak on your way out the door, the more gonzo the soundtrack becomes, and that's what really sells it. Ripping a reinforced door off its hinges and using it to turn a shotgun-wielding security guard into a new Jackson Pollock is cool, sure, but doing it to the sound of wild crashing cymbals takes the experience to a whole different level. Tyler said in his 70/100 review that it starts to drag in the second half, but it's "so thunderously stylish and thematically strong that I like it even though it loses its thrust so quickly."

Epic is giving away one game per day until the end of the year, so grab it quick if you want it, because tomorrow it'll be gone. An Epic Games Store Holiday Sale is also currently underway—that runs until January 1.

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.