Minit is free for the week on the Epic Games Store

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Minit is a monochromatic Zelda-ish adventure game in which you play as a duck (or someone who looks very much like a duck, at least) who dies every 60 seconds. The upside is that death is followed by resurrection, but it's still awfully inconvenient, as you can imagine, especially since you're trying to figure out how to lift the curse responsible for your minute-long lifespans. It's an odd sort of thing—"A unique, if occasionally frustrating, experience," we said in our 69/100 review—and it's also free for the week on the Epic Games Store.

Minit is rated E, which means you won't find a family-friendlier freebie for younger gamers. There will be an M-rated game up for grabs next week when the sci-fi city building sim Surviving Mars (which is also quite good) goes on the giveaway block.

Minit is free until October 10. For a closer look at what it's all about, here's Samuel explaining why it was one of his favorite games of 2018.

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.