Torchlight 2 is free for the week on the Epic Games Store

(Image credit: Runic Games)

Torchlight 2 is an old-school action-RPG developed by Runic Games in which players take on one of four unique character classes and set off in pursuit of the Alchemist, who has destroyed the town of Torchlight. Like the original Torchlight, it features randomly-generated dungeons, but also has overland areas with multiple town hubs, a day/night cycle, weather effects, and a larger campaign.

It's an older game compared to some of Epic's other freebies, originally released in 2012, but also a very good one. "It's a charming, sunshine-bright indie action-RPG with an old-school disregard for your time," we said in our 88% review, way back when. "It'll consume you with a smile, and you'll be smiling, too." And, for the next week, it's also free for the taking on the Epic Games Store.

To get it, just pop over here, and click the big button that says, "Get." And that's really about it as far as explanations, go, so you're welcome and have fun. 

As usual, Epic has also revealed the free games coming next week, too: The isometric hack-and-slash dungeon crawler Next Up Hero, and Tacoma, a first-person mystery-adventure aboard a lunar station where something has gone very wrong.

For more free stuff to play, be sure to keep your eye on our ongoing list of all the free games 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.