What Remains of Edith Finch Is the Next Free Game on Epic Games Store

Alessio Palumbo

What Remains of Edith Finch, the game released for PlayStation 4 and PC in April 2017, will be the next free title available via the Epic Games Store.

After Subnautica, the first game to be given away on the new store, Super Meat Boy can currently be grabbed for free until January 10th. Then it will be time for What Remains of Edith Finch, from January 10th until January 25th.

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The game received a rare perfect score from Rosh, alongside significant praise for developer Giant Sparrow.

This is as close to a perfect story as I can imagine, and it is brilliantly executed. Narration pops up as you explore, refocusing the camera as the words linger on the screen, contextualizing the visual cues all around you. The voice acting and writing is faultless, with each character carrying their own distinct tone through the interwoven stories. I cannot recommend What Remains of Edith Finch enough; even when the stories hit close to home, when you see yourself, or someone you love amongst the faces of the Finch family cemetery. There is heartbreak in this game, and there are positives, outlooks on the world that can only come from those that have felt grief and sadness.

No matter who you are, there is something for you here, someone for you. And even if it doesn’t make sense straight away, even if you’ve led a blessed life and never had to experience the anguish of seeing a truly empty room before, you will find this game remains with you for a long time to come.

What Remains of Edith Finch has raised the bar for interactive stories and visual storytelling. The impact of static objects, while the story is beautiful and heartbreaking. This, like the Finch family members, cannot be improved, merely built upon and remembered.

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