Epic Games are continuing their monthly free game effort with their Epic Games Store service in February by offering a little Metroidvania throwback in Thomas Happ’s Axiom Verge. The title will be available for free on the storefront beginning on February 7th until the 21st. Grab it, and it’s yours to keep.
Combining a 16-bit feel with Alien-esque tones to its environments, Axiom Verge has you the player taking control of a scientist named Trace, who takes advantage of several weapons and power-ups to navigate a massive world that houses a mix of ancient and futuristic technology.
Originally released on the PlayStation 4 in 2015, Axiom Verge was then ported to the PC, Mac, and Linux later in the year. The PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One received ports in 2016, and the Switch in late 2017.