Superhot is free on the Epic Store today only

(Image credit: SUPERHOT Team)

The latest giveaway in Epic's 12 Days of Free Games is Superhot, the first-person shooter in which time slows to the consistency of melted cheese, only speeding up when you choose to act. Phil Savage gave it an 84 in his review when it came out back in 2016, describing it like so:

"Superhot makes bullet time feel fresh. This is more than a slo-mo gunfight—by inextricably linking distance and time, the most convoluted action sequences are made possible. You'll sidestep bullets, throw objects and shoot at the point you hope the enemy will eventually be standing. It works because the rules are so consistent. There's no reloading, but throw an object at an armed enemy and they'll drop their weapon. You replenish ammo by getting a new gun—throwing your empty one at an enemy, and grabbing theirs. I've done this many, many times, and it never stops feeling badass."

You'll have to grab Superhot today because another game will be free tomorrow, and the teaser image on the Epic Store shows a little matchstick burning away. My guess would be that Little Inferno, the cheery Burton-esque game of pyromania capitalism, will be tomorrow's freebie.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.