What Remains of Edith Finch is free on the Epic Games Store

What Remains of Edith Finch is a story about a young woman, a strange house, and a family curse, told in a slow, contemplative walking simulator-style narrative adventure. It's really good stuff—one of the best things I've played in years, honestly—and in case you missed hearing about it last week, from today until January 25 it's free on the Epic Games Store

You'll need to set up an Epic account to get it, naturally, something Epic is working very hard to convince you to do. Set that up, download the launcher, go to the Edith Finch page, and voila, it's yours. As with previous Epic freebies, and the rest to come, it's yours to keep permanently as long as you grab it while the offer is live. 

If you want to know more about Edith Finch, there's a good feature on the making of the game that you can dive into here. I'd recommend waiting until after you've played, though: There are no real spoilers, but the less you know going in, the better it is coming out. 

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.