Loop Hero, the roguelike dungeon crawler which earned a shoutout in GamesHub’s best games of 2021, is currently going free on the Epic Games Store for the next 24 hours. If you’ve yet to pick up the game, now’s the time to leap in and grab it — the offer ends on 22 December at 3:00 a.m. AEDT, so you’ll want to get in quick.
And hey, even if you do miss out, you should still pick up Loop Hero.
This gem from Four Quarters was one of the biggest surprises of 2021, coming out of nowhere with its own unique twist on the roguelike genre.
Time loops somehow became a common theme of the 2021 gaming lineup — which is ironic, since many of us feel like we’re currently living in one as we continue to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Loop Hero‘s spin on the genre sees players enter endless, repeating dungeons on a quest to regain the memories of the game’s protagonist as they fight battle after battle. The further the time loop progresses, the more secrets and enemies you encounter.
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Each battle unlocks special cards that warp the terrain you travel in, unleashing more powerful enemies and the chance to boost your battle skills. Dangerous fights yield more resources and weapons, meaning you can move on to face more powerful enemies as long as you’ve got the strength to keep up.
And at the end of it all, you’ll find yourself back in a survivor’s camp, attempting to piece together the disparate parts of your story.
Every loop is deeply rewarding, as is the feeling of finally putting every piece together. You may find yourself ‘stuck’ on the game for a good long while as you come back again and again, but you won’t regret diving in. For the price of ‘free’ for the next 24 hours, you’ll certainly appreciate the journey.
How to get Loop Hero for free on the Epic Games Store
If this is your first time grabbing one of the Epic Games Store’s free titles, here’s how you go about it:
- Make an account on the Epic Games Store
- Head to the Loop Hero game hub, or scroll down to the main page’s ‘free games’ section
- Click ‘Get’ and log in if prompted, then check out
Loop Hero should be added to your library after completing these steps. While the game will only be available for free until Wednesday morning, it’s the perfect opportunity to grab one of 2021’s best games.