Two weeks have passed since The Witness was made free to download for Epic Games Store members, which means the latest PC game giveaway is now here. Next up is Transistor, the acclaimed science-fiction action RPG from Supergiant Games, who also made Bastion and Pyre. From now through May 2, you can download Transistor for free from the Epic Games Store, and it’ll be yours to keep. If you don’t already have an Epic Games account, it’s free to create one, and it’s well worth your time, as these free PC game giveaways are happening every two weeks this year to celebrate the Epic Store’s first 12 months in business.
Transistor tells the story of a famous singer named Red who is attacked by a robotic force known as The Process. After escaping, Red stumbles across a glowing sword called the Transistor, and wielding its power, she resolves to hunt down the sinister group controlling The Process and save the city of Cloudbank from invasion. The battles involve turn-based strategy, and like most RPGs, Red earns experience points that allow her to unlock new powers. In GameSpot’s Transistor review, critic Carolyn Petit praised the game for its unique, compelling narrative, empowering combat, and overall superb visuals and musical score.
“Transistor asks you to trust in it, to come along on the journey even though you have no idea where you’re going,” wrote Petit. “And it rewards your trust, weaving a beautiful and unconventional sci-fi tale with a human heart, and empowering you with a wonderfully flexible combat system that fuses real-time and turn-based action to create something that feels unique.”
On May 2, Transistor will be replaced by Epic’s next free PC game, World of Goo, a puzzle game that involves building with globs of goo.