There are a number of experiences that come into people’s minds when they think about going out on an adventure, and this drive to explore concepts both real and fictional in an immersive way is the driving force behind many video games. After all, there are plenty of gamers who want to dive deep into being the center of stories with knights and dragons in the realm of medieval fantasy, while others deal with exploring deep space. Another possible epic story players dream about making their own is that of a pirate. Scavengers of the seven seas are found in many games and media from dedicated games like Sea of Thieves to being part of completely different games like Stardew Valley. The next Epic Games Store free game gives players the chance to set sail on the seven seas just like they’d always dreamed of.
Regulars to the Epic Games Store’s giveaways may be feeling either burnt out or bummed that the recent mystery game promotion is coming to an end. For the last two weeks, the digital storefront has been giving away EGS Mystery Games; free video games wrapped up like presents to keep gamers guessing and coming to the store each day to get something new. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy marked the last Mystery Game, and Sail Forth after it returns the cycle back to its regular weekly schedule.
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Epic Games Store Free Game Sail Forth Explained
Sail Forth is Built to Capture the Wonders of Sea-fairing Adventures
While Sail Forth doesn’t entirely aim to be a game about pirates, it still caters to those who enjoy searching for long-lost treasures while sailing on a ship run by their own custom-made crew. It puts exploration at the forefront, giving players plenty of islands, creatures, plants, and secrets to uncover across the Deepblue, the oceans found in the game. Everything in the game is up to the player as soon as they set sail, making it a game that players won’t play the same way twice.
Players can discover new locations by completely running into them at random, or by finding out about specific islands by talking to Sail Forth‘s many NPCs. No matter how players choose to tackle the Deepblue, Sail Forth prides itself on translating real ship-sailing skills into video game mechanics to be a realistic yet accessible experience. Other games like Sea of Thieves may offer similar freedoms, but Sail Forth is built to be a single-player experience for those who want an experience without other players.
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Due to the size and versatile way that fans can engage with Sail Forth‘s content, having the game not only be given away for free, but for an entire week, is a steal that many players shouldn’t miss out on. Just like many titles similar to it, there is an endpoint fans can reach as they make their way through the experience, but that’s after the 30-hour mark and there will still be plenty to explore after the fact. This makes Sail Forth a great start to the first proper Epic Games Store free games of January 2024.
Even if players aren’t sure they’ll enjoy Sail Forth, it’s worth trying with how it’ll be available to all Epic Games Store users at no extra charge. Considering that many of the offerings on the platform tend to differ greatly in overall playtime and content, just keeping Sail Forth in their libraries may be a great way to pass the weeks when the Epic Game Store doesn’t have a free game that they’ll enjoy up for grabs. Whether or not fans accept the offer, the next free game will be announced on January 11 at 10 AM CT.
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